In today’s episode, we have our first guest, Frank Huey, my friend who is going to share his story of his dog Mercy. Frank is an excellent writer, and he was kind enough to write Mercy’s story for us, and I thought it would be a great podcast episode. It is amazing what an enormous impact a seemingly small act of kindness can have on our lives. Many of you probably have a pretty similar story to Frank and have been amazed at what a profound change a dog can have in your life. I think you’ll love Frank’s story, and I hope it inspires you to perform random acts of kindness. Your mercy will be rewarded, just like Frank’s was.
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!
In Today’s episode, we talk about one of my favorite diagnosis and one of my first experiences as a new vet, vestibular disease. “Vestibular” refers to the vestibular apparatus, located in the inner ear, which perceives the body’s orientation with respect to the earth’s gravitational field. This information is then communicated to the brain, eyes, and body, to maintain appropriate posture and balance. Symptoms of vestibular disease are similar to vertigo in people.
Mobility is a dog’s greatest asset. When dogs can no longer walk securely, with confidence, they inherently walk less. This is bad for their bodies, their minds, and their spirits. Fear-free mobility is one of the greatest gifts we can give our dogs, but, as a whole, we need to be intentional about it.
On today’s episode of the Buzby Dog Podcast, we’re going to look at an interesting phenomenon called compensatory injury in dogs, and consider how to avoid it. In today’s episode, I cover how I was talked into leaping off a 32-foot cliff at Slide Rock State Park in Arizona into a pool of murky water which resulted in an injury that gave me a new appreciation for compensatory injuries.
Why does insomnia occur in senior dogs? If you have a senior dog, you may deal with restlessness, panting, pacing, and vocalization at bedtime (and overnight. This problem can have a profound negative impact on quality of life for both the dog and his family. There are dozens of reasons why this occurs, and getting to the cause can seem impossible, especially if there are multiple contributing factors. However, through a careful physical exam and with a “holistic” approach, restful nights can be a reality. There is hope. In today’s episode, we cover what you can do to help your dog with this problem that could be plaguing you.