21 episodes

As a curious pet owner, have you ever taken to the internet for more information about pet health? Maybe you want to know why your pet is itchy and what you can do about it. Maybe you’re frustrated about the ear infections always coming back. Maybe you’re looking for ways to make veterinary care more affordable. Instead of wading through a sea of information that may not be reliable, and in some cases may be harmful, here is what Your Vet Wants You to Know. I’m Dr. Brittany Lancellotti, board certified veterinary dermatology specialist. Join me to get the information you’re looking for to care for your pet, from diseases and treatments to financial planning and what’s happening in the world of veterinary medicine. If you’re curious about your pet's health, then Your Vet Wants You to Know.

Your Vet Wants You to Know Your Vet Wants You to Know

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As a curious pet owner, have you ever taken to the internet for more information about pet health? Maybe you want to know why your pet is itchy and what you can do about it. Maybe you’re frustrated about the ear infections always coming back. Maybe you’re looking for ways to make veterinary care more affordable. Instead of wading through a sea of information that may not be reliable, and in some cases may be harmful, here is what Your Vet Wants You to Know. I’m Dr. Brittany Lancellotti, board certified veterinary dermatology specialist. Join me to get the information you’re looking for to care for your pet, from diseases and treatments to financial planning and what’s happening in the world of veterinary medicine. If you’re curious about your pet's health, then Your Vet Wants You to Know.

    020 How to work with your vet

    020 How to work with your vet

    On many of our episodes, we have talked about the teamwork that's required between pet owners and veterinarians, as far as managing their animal, figuring out what's going on, and coming up with a plan together. This episode takes a deeper dive into how exactly to build that relationship, giving you some actionable tips for what you can do to talk to your veterinarian in a way that helps create a really successful team, so that you can get the best care for your pet possible. Dr. Curtis Plowgian joins us again to talk a little bit about what that communication looks like.
    Website with transcript: https://www.yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com
    Not One More Vet - Https://www.nomv.org
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourvetwantsyoutoknow
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourvetwantsyoutoknow

    • 32 min
    019 Previsit Medications (pheromones, trazodone, gabapentin)

    019 Previsit Medications (pheromones, trazodone, gabapentin)

    Scared pets at the vet are displaying perfectly normal fear responses, but it doesn't have to be like this. Pre-visit medications can be part of a plan to minimize fear, anxiety and stress when your dog or cat needs veterinary medical care. Fear Free certified veterinarian, Dr. Hope Jankunas joins us in this week's episode, which focuses on how pre-visit medications, such as pheromones, gabapentin, and trazodone, may help make your pet's trip to the vet as pleasant as it could be.
    Blog posts written by Dr. Jankunas:
    No More Scaredy Cats- https://companionpethospital.com/2018/08/01/springtime-2-2/ Fear Free Visits Promote Better Veterinary Care-https://companionpethospital.com/2017/03/13/fear-free-visits-promote-better-veterinary-care/ Website with images and transcript: https://www.yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com/previsit-medications
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourvetwantsyoutoknow
    Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourvetwantsyoutoknow
    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com

    • 28 min
    018 Decreasing Stress before Vet Visits

    018 Decreasing Stress before Vet Visits

    Some pet owners may feel dread when thinking about bringing their pet to the vet. Fear, anxiety, and stress can be major barriers to bringing dogs, and especially cats, in for much needed medical care. Stress can cause major obstacles to providing the highest medical care once the animal is at the vet. A relaxed, happy vet visit starts at home by decreasing anxiety before your pet reaches the vet’s office. Listen to this week’s episode for valuable, actionable tools on decreasing stress, including:
    Making a cozy cat carrier your pet’s favorite place in the house so they don’t run when it comes out from hiding in the closet. Carriers that allow easy access and examination without moving your cat out of its favorite snuggle spot.  Music therapy and pheromones to create a spa-like atmosphere in your car. Bringing your pet in hungry and with its favorite treats. Securing your pet in the car so it feels safe.  Keeping yourself relaxed, speaking in a calm voice, and not rushing.  Communicating with your veterinary team. Episode page, including images and links:
    https://www.yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com/decreasingstress

    • 14 min
    017 Diet Trials

    017 Diet Trials

    The only test to determine if a pet has allergies to food is an 8 week diet trial. No blood test has been shown to be accurate. If you’ve listened to episode 2 on Food Allergies and want more information on how to successfully perform a diet trial, then check out this week’s episode with Dr. Meagan Painter, board certified veterinary dermatologist, as she discusses her tips and tricks for setting pet owners up to get an A+ on this crucial diagnostic test for the treatment of allergic dogs and cats. 
     
    Episode transcript, images, references: https://www.yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com/diettrial
    Microchip feeder to keep your food allergic dog out of the cat’s food: https://yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com/chipfeeder
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourvetwantsyoutoknow
    Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourvetwantsyoutoknow
    How to do a paired choice assessment to determine your pet’s favorite treat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ics_eF8r0ig
    Scratching the Itch - MSPCA Angell Community Outreach Program: https://www.mspca.org/animal_care/community-outreach/

    • 35 min
    016 Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

    016 Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

    Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) and urinary obstructions (UO) are common medical reasons for cats to visit the veterinarian. FLUTD can be chronic and frustrating for cat owners. Urinary obstructions can be life threatening if the obstruction is not removed. In this week’s episode, emergency veterinarian Dr. Christine Klippin talks about what to watch for at home and how your veterinarian can help your pet.
    Resources mentioned:
    Feliway feline pheromones: https://www.yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com/feliway
    Episode page: https://www.yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com/FLUTD
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourvetwantsyoutoknow
    Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourvetwantsyoutoknow
    Cornell University: https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/feline-lower-urinary-tract-disease
    The Indoor Pet Initiative at Ohio State: https://indoorpet.osu.edu/cats
    American Veterinary Medical Association: https://www.avma.org/resources/pet-owners/petcare/feline-lower-urinary-tract-disease

    • 31 min
    015 Inappropriate Elimination

    015 Inappropriate Elimination

    Cats who pee outside the litter box are 2-6 times more likely to be relinquished to a shelter. In today's episode, Dr. Lauren Harris talks about inappropriate elimination and the significant damage to the human animal bond. Restoring that bond requires appropriate diagnosis, which is obtained by partnering with the veterinarian to evaluate for underlying medical conditions. If no medical reason can be found, behavioral assessment can help determine a cat’s aversions and preferences to help get them going where they should. 
     
    Resources:
    Indoor Hunting Cat Feeder: https://yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com/CatFeeder
    Feliway Feline Pheromones: https://yourvetwantsyoutoknow.com/Feliway
    Feline House Soiling Brochure: https://catfriendly.com/brochures/house-soiling.pdf
    House Soiling Cat Owner Questionnaire: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/suppl/10.1177/1098612X14539092/suppl_file/Cat_owner_questionnaire.pdf
    Instructions for Cat Owners: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/suppl/10.1177/1098612X14539092/suppl_file/Take_home_instructions_for_cat_owners.pdf
    Indoor Pet Initiative: https://indoorpet.osu.edu/home

    “Scratching the Itch”: Elephant Rescue https://www.npr.org/2020/12/05/942214125/he-will-be-a-happier-elephant-vet-describes-what-it-was-like-to-rescue-kaavan

    • 19 min

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Paul CSTX ,

Fleas! & Episode 12 End of life decision

Wow this is something every pet owner could benefit from whatever their pet’s age. I have been thinking a lot about our almost 15 year old Charlie as he slows down and wondering how many good months he has ahead with us. I will document the 5 things for sure to help us with the best decision for him. He has given us many years of Joy and Happy times and raised our three now adult children.
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Thanks for so much clarity on what to look for when our dogs are scratching or biting their fur.
I feel like I know more about the whole flea cycle and environment and even risks to others when fleas move inside. Your passion to educate us to better care for our companions and engage with our veterinarians when needed is invaluable. Bella and Charlie both thank you as well! Ruff Ruff!

caitb2007 ,

Great resource

Very informative for pet owners. Keep up the great work!!

PArehabvet ,

Great info for owners

Fantastic podcast with crucial information that owners need. Straight from the mouths of vets who are at the top of their specialities!!!

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