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Dr Steph's Vet Bites

Dr Steph's Vet Bites

Join Veterinarian Dr Steph Wenban as she delivers practical tips and pet care advice to make caring for your best friend simple.

Giving regular vet advice and talking through your most frequently asked questions, Dr Steph is joined by industry experts to talk through the issues facing our dogs and the latest trends in dog care. From dog health and behavior to dog food and nutrition - it is your go-to all things canine!

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How Neutering Changes Your Dog
In this bite-size episode, Dr Steph is here to guide you through the changes your dog will go through after neutering. Including how neutering will affect your dog's hormones, their behavior and their long-term health.
January 7, 2021
Improving your relationship with your dog; with Donna Chicone
Dr Steph is joined by Donna Chicone, Ted Talk speaker and author of 'Being a Super Pet Parent' and 'Pet Pawffirmations' to talk about the most common mistakes new pet parents make and how to consciously build a deeper relationship with your dog. Listen and subscribe now! Instagram/FB: @fotpdotcom
November 5, 2020
The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Pet Supplement
Are you choosing the best supplement for your pet? Elan Sudberg, CEO of Alkemist independent testing labs gives a 60 second walk through of what to look for to ensure you're getting the best on the market.
October 26, 2020
3 Quick Tips on Improving Your Dog's Gut Health
Pet Nutritionist Dr Greg Sunvold has over 25 years of experience in pet health and is here to give us 3 quick and easy tips to improve our dog's gut health.
October 15, 2020
Food For Thought: How to choose the right food for your dog
Dr Steph is here to walk you through the pros and cons of different types of dog food, as well as giving you some pointers for how to select a brand of dog food that works for you!
August 28, 2020
Bite Size: Selecting the right breeder for a puppy
In this Bite Size episode Dr Steph talks us through what to look out for when buying a puppy from a breeder. Especially as we live through rolling lockdowns and travel restrictions. 
August 24, 2020
Bite Size: Why does my dog roll in fox poo?
In this Bite Size episode Dr Steph spends a moment delving in to the theory around why our pooches love the fox poo. 
August 24, 2020
Dr Steph's Tuesday Treat: Fussy eater? Some tips to help.
Dr Steph talks to us about fussy eating, poo pooing, pooches! In this weeks episode there are a few top tips to help get your pooch eating their grub!
August 18, 2020
Dr Steph's Tuesday Treat: Dogs and COVID 19
In this episode Dr Steph gives us a roundup of all the latest guidance and COVID 19 advice for dog owners, including if dog's can catch it, how to reduce the risks of transmission and tips to help transition your dog back to normal life.
August 11, 2020
Top 10 Questions I get asked as a Vet
Dr Steph answers the 10 most commonly asked questions including how much to feed your dog, what vaccinations they need and how to tell if they're overweight.
August 10, 2020
Bite Size: Does my dog have a yeast infection?
In this Bite Size episode Dr Steph walks us through Yeast Infections in dogs.  Does my dog have a yeast infection? What causes a yeast infection?  When should I be concerned? How do I diagnose?  These are just some of the questions covered in this Bite Size episode with Dr Steph Wenban. 
August 7, 2020
Bite Size: Green Tea
In this Bite Size episode Dr Steph talks to us about green tea. Is it toxic for dogs? Is there a specific type that is better than others? What should I look out for on the packet? Just some of the questions covered in this Bite Sized episode.
August 6, 2020
Food For Thought: Dental Health Treats
In this Food For Thought episode Dr Steph talks to us about dental treats. What are good treats to give my dog for dental health?  What kind of ingredients should I look on for the pack How hard is too hard for a treat? Just some of the questions covered in this Food For Thought episode.  
August 6, 2020
Downward Dog: Navigating the Sea of CBD - A conversation with Dr Steph Wenban & health industry luminary Mr Anthony Almada
This was a podcast filmed on Zoom and adapated for audio listening.  What is CBD? What kind of CBD is good? Are there alternatives to CBD? What should I know about CBD? These are just some of the questions covered in this short but deep series on trending topics in the pet world. Anthony is a nutritional and exercise biochemist with an impressive record of industry and academic accomplishments. During his 45 year career, he has earned 3 patents, collaborated on over 50 clinical trials and pioneered entirely new nutritional supplement categories – creatine and thermogenics among them. Along with chairing Front Of The Pack's Science Advisory Board, Anthony is also the founder and CEO of IMAGINutrition, a nutritional technology think tank focused on clinical research, due diligence, and product innovation. Dr Stephanie Wenban -  I always knew I wanted to be a vet and after completing a DipHE in Bioveterinary Science at the University of the West of England I went on to graduate from Bristol University Vet School in 2016 with Distinction. Leaving the Somerset Hills behind, I moved to West London to work in busy vet clinics and hospitals across the City. After 3 years of working as a GP Vet treating hundreds of cats, dogs, rats, rabbits and hamsters I decided to move on to the next challenge. Joining a pet food start-up in 2019 as their in-house vet, I appeared in several newspapers, radio shows and magazines talking about dog health. During this time I also completed invaluable further study into Small Animal Clinical Nutrition, learning how food can complement health and stabilise disease. I left the start-up in January 2020 to set up Pet Wellness Expert and focus on my passion for proactive health. Alongside Pet Wellness Expert I consult as a veterinary advisor and sit on the Science Advisory Board of a US pet healthcare company, as well as being a doting dog-mum to my wonderful Maltipoo Eddie. I am a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and am delighted to have been a ‘Vet of the Year 2020’ nominee.
August 6, 2020
Dr Steph's Tuesday Treat: Separation anxiety and what to do to overcome it!
In this weeks episode Dr Step talks to us about separation anxiety - WOOF! Dr Steph shows us what the signs of separation anxiety are and gives a few tips on how best to alleviate stress in our poor panicky pooches!
August 4, 2020
Bite Size: Weight Management
In this Bite Size episode Dr Steph talk to us about how to manage your pooches pounds. Weight management tips - straight from a Vet. 
July 30, 2020
Food For Thought: Why is my dog eating grass?
In this episode of Food For Thought Dr Steph talks to us about why our precious pooches prune the lawn!
July 30, 2020
Food For Thought: Is it ok to just feed my dog home cooked chicken?
Dr Steph answers doggy diet related questions in this Food For Thought series. Today its all about chicken 🐓🐶
July 29, 2020
Food For Thought: Raw Food - Good or Bad?
In this Food For Thought episode Dr Steph shares thoughts on raw food diets. 
July 29, 2020
Bite Size: Itchy Scratchy Hot Spots
In this Bite Size episode Dr Steph does a deep dive on Hot Spots. Hot Spots are sometimes called acute moist dermatitis, or they are sometimes called pyotraumatic dermatitis  and it's basically where your dog just gets so frantic they cause self trauma in the affected area. So they're just literally tearing themselves apart. Something that is so itchy, they just can't deal with it.  Dr Steph helps us diagnose hot spots and also treat them. 
July 29, 2020
Dr Steph's Tuesday Treat: How to read your dog's poo!
In this weeks episode London Dog Weeks official vet and Front Of The Pack board member Dr Steph talks us through... DOG POO! Dr Steph talks about the four C's to look out for in your pups pooping performance and also highlights some tips to keep a keen eye on our pooches health.  Not one to miss.  Disclaimer: We don't advise you listen to this at supper time. 
July 29, 2020