• Are chronic painkillers bad for your cat?

    12 MAG 2024 · In this podcast with Dr. Kelly StDenis, she delves into the new guidelines from AAFP regarding the chronic use of NSAIDs in cats. Dr. StDenis discusses the importance of these guidelines in managing feline pain and the potential risks associated with long-term NSAID usage in cats. She provides insights into alternative pain management strategies and emphasizes the need for careful monitoring when using NSAIDs in feline patients. A must know for cat owners.
    20 min. 53 sec.
  • Repeat episode with Dr. Sheri Ross

    14 APR 2024 · Exciting Announcement!  We are repeating an early podcast with Dr. Sheri Ross. In this podcast, Dr. Ross will share her expertise, passion, and experiences in the field of renal (kidney) medicine for cats, covering a wide range of topics including pet care, animal behavior, and the latest advancements in veterinary science. Whether you're a fellow veterinarian, a pet owner, or simply curious about the fascinating world of animal health, this podcast is for you! Stay tuned for engaging discussions, expert advice, and heartwarming stories that celebrate the bond between humans and animals. Don't miss out on this enriching opportunity to learn and connect with Dr. Sheri Ross. 
    26 min. 25 sec.
  • Can cats infect people with plague?

    26 FEB 2024 · Recent reports have highlighted a case of bubonic plague transmitted by a cat, underscoring the importance for cat owners to be aware of zoonotic diseases. Bubonic plague is spread through fleas, commonly found on rodents and pets like cats. Cat owners should prioritize flea prevention measures, regular veterinary check-ups, and avoiding contact with wild rodents. It's essential to monitor cats for symptoms and seek prompt veterinary care if any signs of illness arise, ensuring both feline and human health. Dr. Mike Lappin, returns to the podcast to explain.
    16 min. 9 sec.
  • What is a cat semi-owner?

    20 GEN 2024 · Cat semi-owners refer to individuals who have a relationship with a cat but don't have full ownership responsibilities. These individuals may care for a cat temporarily or occasionally, providing some care or companionship without being the primary or permanent caregiver. For instance, someone might frequently feed and spend time with a neighbor's cat, offer occasional pet sitting, or assist in caring for a friend or family member's cat without having the formal title of an owner. These semi-owners might not be responsible for all aspects of the cat's care, such as veterinary visits or major decisions, but they still play a role in the cat's life and well-being.
    37 min. 20 sec.
  • Holiday dangers for your cat

    7 GEN 2024 · The holiday season can bring about several dangers for cats: - Tinsel and Ribbons: Cats are attracted to shiny, dangly objects like tinsel and ribbons, but if ingested, these can cause intestinal blockages. - Holiday Plants: Some common holiday plants like poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe are toxic to cats if ingested. - Candles and Flames: Curious cats might get too close to open flames from candles, risking burns or knocking them over. - Gift Wrapping Materials: Similar to ribbons and tinsel, wrapping paper, tape, and strings can be harmful if swallowed. - Festive Foods: Rich, fatty, or seasoned foods from holiday dinners can upset a cat's stomach or even be toxic (e.g., onions, chocolate, alcohol). - Electrical Cords: Decorative lights and cords can be tempting for cats to chew on, leading to electric shock or injury. - Visitors and Noise: Some cats might get stressed or anxious due to increased noise levels or the presence of unfamiliar guests. Keeping a close eye on cats during the holidays and adjusting to their environment can help mitigate these risks.
    28 min. 30 sec.
  • Claws and Considerations: The Gift of a Feline Friend

    24 DIC 2023 · Dr Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss giving cats as a present. Dr. Susan: "Giving a cat as a present seems heartwarming but requires careful consideration. Cats have unique needs and personalities, not just a gift item."Dr. Jolle: "Absolutely, Dr. Susan. It's crucial to ensure the recipient is ready for the responsibility. Proper introduction and commitment to the cat's lifelong care are essential."
    24 min. 21 sec.
  • Do hybrid cats go virtual?

    5 DIC 2023 · Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle, famous cat veterinarians, discuss hybrid cats. What are hybrid cats, how do you make them, and what are the benefits and disadvantages? A hybrid cat is the result of breeding two different cat breeds (often a wild breed) to combine certain desirable traits from each breed. These hybrids can occur naturally or through intentional breeding. For example, the Bengal cat is a popular hybrid breed, resulting from crossing domestic cats with Asian leopard cats. Hybrid cats can exhibit a mix of physical characteristics and temperaments from both parent breeds, creating unique and sometimes sought-after traits in the resulting offspring.
    25 min. 8 sec.
  • I have a popular cat breed, what genetic diseases are common?

    13 OTT 2023 · Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss some common abnormalities that you can observe in the most populare cat breeds. From polycystic kidne disease to ear and tail abnormalities. The main disadvantage of inbreeding is that these diseases tend to pop up.
    31 min. 45 sec.
  • Can you guess the most common cat breed in North America?

    3 SET 2023 · Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss common cat breeds in North America (US & Canada). Can you guess which breed is in the number one spot? Breeding emphasizes particular traits in these cats but can also come with unwanted characteristics and diseases.
    27 min. 12 sec.
  • Crossover podcast with my veterinary live podcast

    29 LUG 2023 · The purrpodcast meets the veterinary life podcast hosted by Dr. Marci Kirk and Dr. Annie Chavent. We have a crossover podcast with so many questions answered. We talk about the start of the purrpodcast and all the things we have learned in the five years of our podcast. This is such a fun episode.
    50 min. 30 sec.

This exciting podcast is just what you need if you are a proud cat owner. Dr. Susan Little, a famous cat veterinarian and Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn, a gracious cat surgeon,...

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This exciting podcast is just what you need if you are a proud cat owner. Dr. Susan Little, a famous cat veterinarian and Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn, a gracious cat surgeon, host important guests and discuss topics that concern every feline and its owner. This podcast is published every other week and is approximately 20 minutes long.
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