When, despite medical management, hip pain becomes problematic for your dog, hip replacement may be the best next step. Integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby explains the process so you know what to expect. She discusses the pre-operative process, the hip replacement itself, and the post-operative recovery phase.
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Searching for a trusted resource on senior dog care, dog wellness, and dog health issues? As an integrative veterinarian with 20+ years of experience, Dr. Julie Buzby shares comprehensive information on canine topics you care about. From senior dog health problems like canine arthritis to everyday dilemmas like stopping a dog's nail from bleeding, no dog health topic is too big or small. Find thoughtful answers, delivered with a healthy dose of encouragement, in Dr. Buzby's award-winning dog blog.
When it comes to a corneal ulcer, dogs and humans alike would agree that it is painful. Not only that, but left untreated, a corneal ulcer could cause significant damage to a dog’s eye. Integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby explains why corneal ulcers occur, how to recognize one, and what your vet will do to help your dog feel better. Plus she gives some instructions on applying eye medication.
Is canine hypothyroidism part of your dog’s healthy history? If so, or if you suspect he may have it, read on as Julie Buzby, DVM, and her colleague, Jennifer Shepherd, DVM, reveal the three markers of true canine hypothyroidism, and why a T4 test is just the first step towards an accurate diagnosis.
As the parent of a dog, “leg amputation” is a phrase you probably hope you never have to hear in reference to your furry friend. However, sometimes it becomes a necessity to due to injury or cancer. Integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby understands the many emotions this procedure can evoke and explains everything you need to know about a dog leg amputation with compassion and clarity.
As acupuncture for dogs becomes more widely available, devoted dog parents may be wondering if it could be beneficial for their senior dog. To answer that question (and others), integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby invites canine rehabilitation specialist Dr. Angela Youello to the blog. Dr. Youello became certified in veterinary acupuncture in 2016 through the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. She is a huge proponent of acupuncture for her patients and thus the perfect person to write this article.