With so many options on what to feed your pet and so many people offering advice, let’s discuss pet nutrition with Jessica Joosse, @nutritionrvn , Registered Veterinary Nurse and Animal Nutritionist from Melbourne Australia.
-What do cats and dogs need in their diet?
-Can you balance a raw diet?
-What is AAFCO?
-Does the diet need to be consistent?
-What are breed based and lifestyle diets?
-Is kibble in a diet bad?
-Should we feed bones?
-Do good diets need additives?
-Can you feed your pet a vegan, vegetarian or gluten free diet?
-What are prescription diets?
-What can I take out of the ingredient list?
-What treats should I feed?
-Who do I ask for nutritional advice?
Jess’s answer is simple….” don’t ask some random on Facebook!”
Presented by veterinarian Dr. Bryan Gregor from New Zealand, The Vetpodcast discusses current and topical animal health issues with veterinary professionals from around the world. Whether you are in the industry or a pet lover The Vetpodcast is sure have something for you. Listen on your favorite podcast player.
If there is only one episode of The Vetpodcast you listen to please let it be this one. In the UK, suicide in veterinarians is 4 times that of the average population. This needs to stop. We again look at the causes of this scourge on the veterinary profession. What are the underlining causes and what can be done to help.
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Terminal disease and euthanasia are things a lot of pet owners have to deal with. They are not easy topics. There are now practices set up that deal solely with end-of-life matters. We discuss what owners need to consider when faced with a terminal diagnosis for their pet, how to recognize pain and how to decide when the time is right to say goodbye with Dr Melissa Trupia from Faithful Friends Home Vet.
If you have poultry in the UK, you really should listen to this.
Viruses have played a huge part in all of our lives this year. If Covid isn’t enough, now there is an outbreak of Avian Flu in the UK which has ramifications for all chicken and poultry owners and yes, chickens are now joining us in lockdown. In this episode of The Vetpodcast we discuss Avian Flu with our resident exotic animal vet, Dr Richard Rice Grubb.
Here is a question for you. If you had 2 rabbits, one male and one female and you left them to do what rabbits do, at the end of a year how many rabbits would you have? You would be amazed at the number! In this episode we talk rabbits with some words of wisdom from Richard Rice-Grubb, a kiwi vet working in the UK.
Some of you may have seen the new series of All Creatures Great and Small. Just like the series, I have revisited an old podcast. I talk to Jim Wight, son of Alf Wight (the real-life James Herriot) who is also a vet, about old time vetting and The World of James Herriot.