Episode 1: Introduction to Vets Talk Pets!
Welcome to Vets Talk Pets Podcast! Meet Dr. Gary Beall and Dr. Chip Beall father and son veterinary duo, operating a veterinary hospital in a small town in the heart of the midwest called Springboro, Ohio.
Both are graduates of one of the top veterinary colleges in the world, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Chip, a more recent graduate is married to Jordan Beall and they have one cute adorable son.
Gary graduated 30 years ago and is married to his wife Julie the producer of Vets Talk Pets and the cool pet stuff finder included in each podcast. They have two grown children, Chip and Nicole.
In this episode, they will introduce themselves and the purpose of the Vets Talk Pets podcast. They will discuss the tips and trick segment, the cool pet stuff discovery segment and case studies they will include in each episode. They may even talk a little about family stuff too!
Be sure to listen and let us know if you have questions, comments or need help with anything.
Episode 2: Are Your Pets Pooping and Peeing in Your House?
In this episode, Dr. Beall and Dr. Chip will talk about puppies pooping and peeing in the house. And what you can do to house train your cute, cuddly messy little puppy. This is a fun episode with great ideas on housebreaking your puppy. You might be surprised to learn what these two very different veterinarians think about house training your pet.
The cool pet stuff discovery of the week is Puppr.com. According to Puppr.com the app includes step-by-step photo instructions and a built-in clicker to teach your dog tricks from basic obedience like “sit” and “stay” to advanced tricks like “fetch leash” and “skateboard.” Great for new dog owners and dogs of all ages (especially puppies)!
Episode 3: Training Your Pet, Coyote Attacks and Peanut Butter Licks
Did you train your dog? Did your neighbors train their dog? We sure hope so. Behavior is a big topic. Why, because the number one reason pets end up in shelters is due to behavior problems. The statistics show that one year after getting a pet 30% of them will not remain in the house due to behavior problems.
Let’s get these dogs trained. There are a lot of options for training. We prefer positive reinforcement training starting with puppy training up to advance practice.
What is the difference between a trainer and a behaviorist?
Usually, a behaviorist is a trained veterinarian with a specialty in veterinary medicine. A veterinary behaviorist is an actual veterinarian who has continued to specialize in behavior. This means earning a bachelor’s degree, attending four years of veterinary school. Once becoming a DVM, the doctor must complete an internship, a residency in behavior, author a scientific paper, write peer-reviewed case studies, and pass a rigorous examination. Upon completion, the vet can become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. This is a harsh journey, and there are not many these specialists around.
Dog trainers train dogs to execute specific tasks or actions. They also teach dogs not to do certain things. Some trainers will work with problem behaviors, even delving into the behaviorist side of things. However, a good trainer knows his or her limits and, if necessary, will refer you to someone better equipped to deal with the issue.
Training your dog is about training the dog and the pet parents. And it is one of the most important things you can do for your pet and society.
Just as important as training, socialization is extremely important too. We recommend you socialize your pet when they are young but only with other healthy, vaccinated puppies.
The case of Week: Severe Coyote attack in Southern Ohio. Coyote attacks are on the rise. See the new report. Unbelievable story!
“Cool Pet Stuff” of the week: Pet lick pads. Here are a few choices. Your pet will love these filled with peanut butter.
Episode 4: Eating Grass, Howling, Dreaming Chasing Tail, Top Google Questions
In this episode, we will begin to answer the top 10 most popular Google questions about pets? The first ten will be about dogs, and we will continue in later episodes to answer the most popular questions about cats. For today we will cover the first five most popular questions about dogs.
Why do dogs eat grass? Well, there is not a correct answer here. There are only several theories on why pets eat grass. One is they are bored, and that is an excellent theory. But the most popular reason pets eat grass is to calm their an upset stomach. It may be therapeutic for some dogs. And some dogs just like grass!
We did a fun video about dogs eating grass several years ago. The link is below:
Do Dogs Dream? The answer is yes, and recent research says they dream about you and what they do during the day. We also think you should let your dog and cat dream and don’t try to wake them up. They could be startled and act aggressively if surprised. Just like in humans, let a sleeping dog alone.
It is important to know the difference between a seizure and a dream.
Below is a video we made on dreaming that has a few great ideas on pets dreaming.
Why do Dogs Howl? There are lots of reasons for dogs to howl. But mostly it is a communication and territorial tool. It can be a tool to communicate stress too.
Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers? Whiskers are sensory organs that help with touch and give a message to the brain. It helps the pet make decisions and how to navigate their movements.
Research has shown moving whiskers can communicate fear or aggression. It is considered an initiate wild animal instinct.
Why Do Dogs Chase Their Tails? Sometimes they do it for boredom and sometime they may have another OCD type issue.
Cool Pet Stuff Discovery of the Week: PetSelfie App
We’ve all been there. Trying to snap the perfect photo shot of our adorable pets in a split second. Well with PetSelfie, your pet can be just as Instagram-able as you are. PetSelife makes it simple; They tested sounds on a variety of animals that are guaranteed to get your pet’s attention. This is great for your cute pooch or a crazy cat, and it is straightforward to use (We do not receive sponsorship for this cool pet stuff discover).
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