High liver enzymes in dogs can have a multitude of causes, and the outlook may vary significantly. To help you sort through the alphabet soup of your dog’s liver enzyme elevations, integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby provides the background information about the four main liver enzymes (ALT, AST, ALP, and GGT) and discusses the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for high liver enzymes in dogs.
Common Dog Health Problems
Dog anal gland issues (e.g. anal sac impaction, infection, rupture, or cancer) can quite literally be a pain in the rear for your dog. To help you navigate these problems, integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby gives some background on anal glands, and then explains the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of anal gland issues in dogs.
Thanksgiving for dogs? What can dogs eat on Thanksgiving? Sharing our holiday feast of turkey and all the trimmings with our furry family members is tempting. But how do you know what Thanksgiving foods dogs can eat? And, equally important, what Thanksgiving foods are bad for dogs? Integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby shares 10 Thanksgiving foods you can give your dog (when properly prepared) and 10 Thanksgiving foods that are bad for dogs (and should be avoided at all costs).
Dog anal glands are useful for communication and marking territory. But they can also be responsible for your dog scooting his or her rear end on the carpet or licking under the tail. To help you better understand this sometimes-problematic bit of your dog’s anatomy, integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby explains the anal gland basics, including what anal glands are, where they are located, and how to recognize and manage anal gland problems.
At one point or another, most dog parents have found themselves thinking, “My dog has diarrhea but is acting fine. What should I do?” To help guide you, integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby explains why dogs may have diarrhea but still feel fine, when you need to make a vet appointment, and how to help manage your dog’s diarrhea at home.