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!

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“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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Episode 5: Ear Infections, Cleaning Dog Ears, and Music for Dogs

In this episode, Dr. Chip and Dr. Beall will talk about preventing ear infections and how to clean those stinky ears. This is the number one question we get at our office. Infected ears can be a serious problem and chronic, especially for some breeds. Below is a great video on cleaning a dog’s ear that has proven helpful to many.

Cool Pet Stuff Discovery of the Week:
Music for a Dog Ear CD : Music through a dog’s ear.

This is a great CD that pet owners might not know they need but some owner definitely knows they need something to calm their pets. Millions of dog and cat parents have struggled with stress-related behavior issues, from separation anxiety to fear of thunderstorms. Classical music for your pet may be an answer.

Now, psychoacoustic expert Joshua Leeds joins concert pianist Lisa Spector and veterinary neurologist Dr. Susan Wagner to create Through a Dog’s Ear: classical music clinically demonstrated to calm canine listeners. Studies show these solo piano arrangements reduced anxiety behavior and induced calmness in 70 percent of dogs in shelters or kennels and 85 percent of dogs in households.

Episode 6: Why is my dog’s nose dry?

Why is my dog’s nose dry?

Dog’s have a good sense of smell 400 X stronger than a human smell.

Interestingly dogs can smell the fear of the previous dog in the exam room. Their sense of smell is just amazing

Back to the question dogs, noses should be moist. But should not be dripping either. Dry noses are not normal. If they are dry, it is usually environmental, kind of like chapped lips and dry hands. But it can be from dehydration which has many causes some of which can be serious.

If your pet has a dry nose, you should call your veterinarian

Another interesting fact about a nose or nasal passage; If it is frigid outside your nose will warm the air so the lungs can accept it and use the oxygen and is true if it hot, the nasal passage can cool the air.

Dogs don’t sweat, but they can cool down through their noses

Why do dogs dig?

Dogs dig for lots of reason, but a big reason for digging is they are bored. If you want to stop them from digging, you must catch them. Then they must be redirected. Food puzzles are good for boredom too.

Digging can be from resource guarding, protecting her food. It is one of their wild instincts.

Using a sandbox with buried bones and treats can help them with boredom.

Cool Pet Stuff of the week :

This week we discuss a fantastic application for dogs who have trouble walking on hardwood floors and tile surfaces. They are especially useful for senior dogs. They are called Dr. Buzby Toe Grips.

Dr. Buzby gave us a set of the toe grips last year, and we did not use them until a few months ago when our granddog Gracie, became very ill and had trouble walking. When she finally stabilized, her gait was unsteady. We pulled out the toe grips and tried them. She immediately began walking. It gave her the confidence she needed. We are in love with these toe grips now and offer them to our client. They can be purchased at our website, Springborovet.com or Toe Grips

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Episode 7: How do you introduce a new baby or puppy into the home?

Dr. Chip and Dr. Beall present several tips to help you introduce your new baby to your dog or cat. This is a very informative episode with excellent concrete advice that can easily be executed by anyone. Dr. Chip tells the story of how he introduced his new baby to their dog or cat. And Dr. Beall discusses what he has learned over the last 35 years about new babies and puppies.

As the episode continues Dr. Chip and Dr. Beall answer the popular question, “Why do dogs bury bones?” They explain that dogs were at one time wild animals and what wild instincts remain with them. Food preservation and food guarding are instinctive.
See this video on bringing home a baby.

Cool Pet Discovery of the Week: This week we discuss an app called Bring Fido. This App explores over 200,000 places to stay, play, and eat with your dog.

Read thousands of reviews to sniff out the best pet friendly hotels, restaurants, and attractions in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

24/7 Support is available

They are U.S. based team of pet travel experts available to help plan and book your next pet friendly vacation.

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