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.
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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.
Figuring out how to tell if your dog is sick, or just tired or having an off day can be challenging. You don’t want to overreact, but you also don’t want to ignore the signs that something is wrong. To help dog parents recognize a sick dog, integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby explains 15 signs your dog is sick, what each one might mean for your dog, and when to call the vet.
After the diagnosis of their dog’s torn ACL, treatment without surgery is something that many dog parents ask their veterinarian about. To thoroughly address the topic, integrative veterinarian Dr. Julie Buzby brought in an expert—board-certified rehabilitation veterinarian Dr. Britt Carr Benson. Dr. Carr Benson provides the background information on ACL tears in dogs and then discusses seven ways to help a torn ACL heal without surgery.
If your older dog is losing teeth, it’s often an indicator of periodontal disease. Dr. Julie Buzby shares the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for dental disease in older dogs. Learn how early intervention and preventative treatments can help your dog live a healthier, happier (and pain-free) life.