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32 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Finding your save space with Dr. Caitlin DeWilde
We are so lucky to have Dr. Caitlin DeWilde join us on this podcast. Caitlin is an amazing veterinarian, entrepreneur, and social media expert. She describes herself as a tech geek or nerdy marketeer. We talk about how you can market yourself, how you can create safe spaces to stay mentally ok and how you can deal with curbside crabbiness.
32 minutes | May 30, 2021
Cats flying high with Dr. Kelly St Denis
Our second episode of hot cat news with Dr. Kelly St Denis. This week we will be talking about big mosquitos, cats trying to fly, and lots of other great topics! The high rise syndrome is invented by cats jumping from great heights and the myth that they always land on their fours. Can cats truly fly? We also discuss other reasons for car trauma. What would you do if you hit a cat on the road?
30 minutes | May 24, 2021
Hot cat news with Dr. Kelly St. Denis
We talk with Dr. Kelly St Denis that humans are viewed by our cats as completely incompetent felines and lots of other cool cat news. Kelly is not only cohosting but is also a guest today. We are surfing the internet for cool cat news. Topics vary from cat adventures to flying cats and cats on the prowl.
37 minutes | May 16, 2021
The latest and greatest in cat research?
Dr. Kelly Diehl is back with the latest and greatest in cat research funded by the Morris Animal Foundation, a not-for-profit that stimulates cutting-edge research in companion (and other) animals. We dive into some of the amazing work that MAF has supported in the last couple of years.
36 minutes | May 9, 2021
What can the Mark Morris Foundation do for you?
Dr. Kelly Diehl is Senior Director of Science and Communications at the Mark Morris Animal Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that spends a boatload of money on proper research in diseases of pets and other important animals. Kelly explains how the foundation contributes to essential research in companion animals and other critters.
36 minutes | May 3, 2021
Grapes, fish oil, rodenticides, plants, edibles, nsaids and other dangers to your cat
The amazing Dr. Ahna Brutlag is back with a myriad of things that are bad for your cat. We answer the question, to make them vomit or not and discuss the seriousness of grape intoxication. Cats have a strange connection to Effexor pills and love fish oil even if it contains dangerous levels of Vit D. Whatever your cat eats, the pet poison hotline is there for you!
30 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Help my cat ate chocolate!
Dr. Ahna Brutlag, from the Pet Poison Helpline, adds a lot of energy to our podcast. Ahna is an experienced toxicologist and we discuss common feline toxins. What should you do, when you suspect an intoxication in one of your patients? Call the helpline!
36 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
How to communicate with an owner that got a new shelter cat with Dr. Liz O'Brien
One of the pioneers of feline medicine in Canada is back on the podcast, Dr. Liz O'Brien. Liz will talk about shelter cats and what you need to do if you get a freshly adopted shelter cat for the first time in your clinic. It is a great opportunity to talk with the client about what to feed the cat en what environmental needs cats have. We really dive into how to communicate with the new cat parent and what cathealthy tools you should use.
30 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
A cathealthy approach to feline medicine with Dr. Liz O'Brien
The awesome Dr. Liz O'Brien, famous Canadian cat veterinarian, and member of the band of 6 is today's guest on the purrpodcast. Liz is one of the co-founders of cathealthy, a Canadian initiative to make cats healthier and provide veterinarians and cat owners, alike with useful information about their cats. We talk about lots of things to keep your cat healthy!
33 minutes | Apr 4, 2021
PPC 108 Hot cat news
Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss new research in cats. We explain what a corregendum is and review an article about chemotherapy in cats after mastectomy. Dr. Susan commends authors that publish an update on their data. There may be some indication that chemotherapy may be useful in cats with stage 4 mammary tumors.
31 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Easter is a dangerous holiday for cats! Beware the Easter Lily
Easter is a great time to rejoice in the coming of spring. Easter also comes with the famous Easter Lily, the worst plant for cats ever. Ingestion of even a little bit of this plant can cause acute renal failure in cats, and you can better not have any Lilies around if you have a cat. Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle talk about toxins in cats, and although cats are picky eaters, they seem to have a fatal attraction to Lilies. Other possible feline intoxications are discussed in their usual casual way
33 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Is declawing still a procedure that is ok??
Dr. Kelly StDenis, president of the AAFP is back talking about the AAFP toolkits. We discuss the declaw toolkit, especially because we all feel that this procedure is absolutely unnecessary in cats. You can't be a cat-friendly clinic if you still perform declaws. Did you know all toolkits are free?
33 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Cat toolkits and how to become a certified cat-friendly doctor
Today's show interviews Dr. Kelly St Denis, remember our co-host from a couple of episodes ago. Kelly is the president of AAFP and we discuss the new toolkits and how you can become a cat-friendly certified veterinarian. We have an awesome chat about how great it is to be a cat vet.
35 minutes | Mar 7, 2021
You know what makes me hypertensive? 100K downloads!
Our celebratory 104th episode talking about our achievement of 100,000 downloads and, of course, the AAFP hypertensive toolkit. This time without a guest, so it is Dr. Susan and me just chatting away. We are so excited that you were there for the entire ride! This week we talk about the diagnosis of and therapy for hypertension n cats. And the fact that we love the AAFP!
31 minutes | Feb 28, 2021
A celebration of 100 podcasts, 100k downloads and hypertension
Your favorite cat hosts are back with a celebration of our 100th podcast and 100,000 downloads. Yay, we are so excited and could not have done it without you. Also, we talk about the new toolkit from AAFP about feline hypertension. We start with the indications why your cat would get hypertension and next week we will discuss treatment and clinical signs. The most common causes for feline hypertension are CKD, hyperthyroidism, idiopathic (it is a cat after all), and diabetes. Send us your comments on what you like about the purr podcast! Let's celebrate.
39 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
How do you become a cat techie?
Robin Saar is back on the podcast, and we talk with her about living in Canada during the winter, how to talk nutrition, and specifically obesity in cats. It is important not to judge. It would be best if you showed empathy, but you also need to be able to dissociate. We discuss feline-only vet tech education. In the end, we discuss virtual consultations for cat owners
34 minutes | Feb 14, 2021
Why are vet techs so important in feline medicine?
This week we host Robin Saar a veterinary technician from Canada. Robin has done a specialization in veterinary nutrition and explains what you need to do to become a specialized technician. We discuss how we can utilize our technicians better and gives some tips for veterinary technicians on how to get more responsibilities.
36 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Being an orphan is not easy!
Dr. Mikel is back for our second podcast about how to care for feline orphans and we are so excited that this is purrpodcast number 100! What a great episode it is indeed. Mikel has lots of good tips on how to care for orphans and tells us about her latest research on this very topic!
33 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
What to do with orphaned kittens?
Dr. Mikel Delgado, our guest, studies the health and behavior of neonatal kittens and feline orphans and currently is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. We talk about suckling neonates, feeding behaviors, and taking care of these little kittens. Do you know what Dr. Susan had to do with the start of Dr. Mikel's research? You can find more info here http://catsandsquirrels.com/aboutme/
39 minutes | Jan 24, 2021
Are you allergic to your cat or is your cat allergic to you?
In our second episode with Dr. Ashley Bourgouis, we focus on common cat derm problems including flea bite hypersensitivity, atopic allergies, parasites, pyoderma, and lots more. Even Dr. Susan got excited about derm after this podcast! Thanks, Dr. Ashley!
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