Have you ever thought of how and why cats purr? Probably not, but I am going to tell you anyway. Scott Arnold, a vet from Ontario Canada (although probably by the time this podcast sees the light of day, Newfoundland) discusses marijuana toxicity in dogs, which he is seeing on a regular basis now the dope laws in parts of Canada (and elsewhere around the world) have been relaxed and to finish, sometimes dogs eat the weirdest things. This will be of particular interest to Golden Retriever owners and quiz night enthusiasts.
In this episode we look at something right under our nose, Cats' Whiskers, we discuss the strain of being an after-hours vet and have a "Better Work Story"
There has been a groundswell of change in the gender proportion of veterinarians over the past few years. In 2013 80% of the veterinary graduates in the US were female. This change begs 2 questions. Why, and what is the effect of this change?
We start a new section we are calling "Great Work Stories".
Your vet, or for that matter your doctor gives you some medicine and some instructions. Do you follow them? If not, you are not alone.
Coming from sunny New Zealand we don’t give it much thought, but ultra violet light is often lacking in the life of some pets, and finally, they may look pretty, but some lilies have the potential to kill your cat!
We once again catch up with Jim Wight, veterinarian and son of "James Herriot" to discuss life as a vet in his fathers time, and ask Scott Arnold the question that the awesome Australian band from the '80s, Hunters and Collectors, asked "Do you see what I see?". What does your pet see when it watches television?
James Herriot is a name that is synonymous with old style rural vetting. Many of us would have read the books, or at the least, seen the television series.
In the small town of Thirsk in Yorkshire, there is a very popular attraction called The World of James Herriot. Who better to talk to us about it than Jim Wight? Jim is the son of Alf Wight who wrote under the pseudonym of none other than James Herriot. The World of James Herriot is truly the world of Jim Wight!
British MPs have called on the government to ban the sale of puppies in high street pet shops. We catch up with British vet Charlotte Farr again to find out what is behind this.
In this episode of The Vetpodcast, with look at some recent developments in the Anaesthetic Free Dentistry debate, discuss osteoarthritis in dogs and Charlotte Farr explains a headline that appeared in the paper here in New Zealand about "soft living" British pets!
Making headlines in the UK at the moment are recent amendments to The Dangerous Dog Act. Vet, Charlotte Farr talks us through these changes.
It may seem like microsurgery but there are some big benefits in getting your rat neutered. Richard Grubb explains.
Finally, there is an increasing trend for non-veterinarians undertaking what is referred to "Anesthetic Free Dentistry". From Ontario, vet Scott Arnold discusses this procedure.
"This dog is all mum is living for. If it dies, she dies." A great way to start a consultation. I discuss pets and the elderly. Scott Arnold from Ontario discusses a nasty fungal infection called Blastomycosis and Richard Grubb, our resident "pocket pet" vet from the UK talks about some nasty infectious diseases of rabbits.