Signs of arthritis in dogs can start subtly. Even the most proactive pet parent may chalk symptoms up to normal aging or “slowing down.” But as the condition progresses, the symptoms progress too, and end-stage arthritis can be completely debilitating. Integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby sheds light on the the signs of arthritis in dogs—from early to late-stage arthritis—so you’re prepared to work with your vet and help your dog.
When your senior dog suddenly acts strange and out-of-sorts, it is unnerving. The good news is that dramatic symptoms don’t always mean a devastating diagnosis. Dr. Julie Buzby, integrative veterinarian and founder of Dr. Buzby’s ToeGrips®, shares her experience diagnosing old dog vestibular disease, a condition with symptoms that can rattle even the most dauntless pet parent…but usually ends in happily ever after. Read on to learn more…
As the days become sweltering and humid, some call this time of year “the dog days of summer.” But as a veterinarian, I call it lar par season. The temperature escalates, and so do the cases of laryngeal paralysis presenting to veterinarians, often as life-threatening emergencies.
I firmly believe that we can all learn from each other, so I’ve captured the “best of” questions, comments, and personal stories from dog owners whose lives have been touched by lar par. Additionally, I’ve compiled my own answers to commonly asked questions about canine laryngeal paralysis.
If your dog suffers from this condition, I’d like to offer hope and inspiration by sharing this quote I received from one reader: “There is life with lar par and we are living it.”