Summary: A St Bernard named Charlie is diagnosed with heat stroke. Dr. Julie Buzby recounts the emergency, shares symptoms and treatment, and explains why heat stroke in dogs is a life-threatening—potentially fatal—veterinary emergency. Keep your dog safe by learning how to prevent heat stroke.
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SUMMARY: In the final article of this four-part series on intervertebral disc disease, integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby recounts the story of an aging German Shepherd named Oslo who suffered from IVDD (Type II). Through sharing his story, you’ll learn the signs, symptoms, and treatment for IVDD in senior and large-breed dogs. For a comprehensive guide to IVDD, please read parts I, II, and III: IVDD in Dogs: Why It Happens, IVDD: Can a Dog Recover Without Surgery?, and IVDD Surgery: What if Your Vet Recommends Surgery for Your Dog?
SUMMARY: IVDD surgery is often thought of as a last resort for dogs diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease. So when is IVDD surgery the best option? And why? In Part III of Dr. Julie Buzby’s series on IVDD in dogs, she resumes the story of Tango, a 4-year-old miniature Dachshund who had been diagnosed with […]
In part II of this series on IVDD in dogs, a miniature Dachshund named Tango receives conservative medical management to treat intervertebral disc disease. Integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby recounts Tango’s non-surgical treatment plan and shares why surgery for IVDD correlates to the severity of IVDD symptoms. For Part 1 in this series, please read, “IVDD in Dogs: Why it Happens.” The answer may surprise you.
If you have ever owned or loved a Dachshund, you are probably familiar with the most common spinal disease in dogs—intervertebral disc disease, commonly referred to as IVDD.
But I don’t like to talk about “diseases,” I like to talk about dogs, so our story begins with a MUCH loved four-year-old miniature Dachshund named Tango.