Anesthesia is a necessity in veterinary medicine. It minimizes pain and emotional distress for our pets while allowing doctors to perform procedures ranging from dental procedures to fracture repairs. In this special episode, Dr. Buzby is joined by Dr. Ralph Harvey, veteran professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee, to discuss his wisdom and experience with anesthesia for dogs.
The Buzby Dog Podcast
Welcome to The Buzby Dog Podcast! Listen to integrative veterinarian Dr. Buzby as she shares true stories, life lessons, and insightful advice on how to help your dog live the longest, healthiest life possible. Whether she's sharing dog wellness tips, senior dog care advice, or updates on dog health care concerns, you're sure to hear good dog news delivered with a healthy dose of wit and wisdom!
The Fourth of July without fireworks wouldn’t be the same, but it’s only one of the many hazards we need to consider as pet owners during the summer season. From Independence Day barbecues to scalding water shooting out of a hose, your summer days are filled with things that can harm your dog.
Dr. Buzby gives us the scoop on some of the most common dangers in this episode as well as how to avoid them and keep the whole family happy and healthy this season!
Who are your dog’s veterinary technicians and just what do they do? In this episode, Dr. Buzby is joined by Ken Yagi, a speaker, educator, and activist for veterinary technicians and the Veterinary Nurse Initiative to answer these questions.
Over his 18 years in practice, Ken has discovered and refined his role as a veterinary technician by promoting compassionate and progressive care for patients and their families. With a Master’s in Veterinary Science and Veterinary Technician Specialist certification in Emergency and Critical Care as well as Small Animal Internal Medicine, Ken is currently the ICU manager and blood bank manager at Adobe Animal Hospital and is the program director for the RECOVER CPR Initiative.
Not only does this episode provide a better understanding of the future of veterinary technicians, but Ken shares the impact the Adobe Animal Hospital’s blood bank has had on their patients and how blood products could save your dog’s life.
Celebrating 52 weekly episodes, Dr. Buzby and the team at toegrips.com want to say “Thank you!” to everyone who has listened, downloaded, or shared the Buzby Dog Podcast this past year. As excited as we are to continue sharing great tips for caring for your dog in future weeks, Dr. Buzby goes “off script” in this episode to speak from her heart.
Knowing your dog’s normal vital signs (such as temperature, pulse, and respiratory rate) is imperative to keeping a “pulse” on his or her health. It is also very important for you to be able to communicate this information to your veterinary team over the phone if your dog is sick or injured.
In this episode, Dr. Buzby outlines the normal ranges for five vital parameters in dogs and explains how to check and assess each one. Learning your dog’s normal vital signs, and therefore knowing what is not normal, just might save your dog’s life someday.