The Wanderdog Radio

004: The ONE thing that can answer your many doggo questions, the K9 physical exam

February 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
The Wanderdog Radio
004: The ONE thing that can answer your many doggo questions, the K9 physical exam
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The Wanderdog Radio
004: The ONE thing that can answer your many doggo questions, the K9 physical exam
Feb 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 4
Libbie Fort, DVM

I think nearly every dog owner out there has caught themselves saying or thinking.... "If only my dog could talk!" 
Especially when our dogs aren't acting right... or they seem a little off.

And then, when you finally accept for the 100th time that your dog isn't talking... your mind starts racing down a line of preliminary questions:
"How serious is this?", "Should I be concerned?", "Am I overreacting?", "Do I need to take him in to be seen [by the vet]?"

Knowing your dog inside and out can help solve these mysteries and provide clarity when you are feeling stressed or uncertain. 
And I am confident that if you have been performing regular exams on your dog, and you know his vitals and parameters of "normal," then you will have a better idea when things are "abnormal." 

In this episode I discuss the five reasons you should be performing a regular exam on your own dog, some tips and tricks to get started and ensure success, and then I walk you through it- from nose to tail. To ensure your exam is complete and thorough.

So if you want to get started but don't know how or don't know where to start, this is the episode for you! And even if you have been performing exams on your dogs, consider this a good refresher and spot check to ensure you are covering everything during those canine physical examinations. 

Show Notes

I think nearly every dog owner out there has caught themselves saying or thinking.... "If only my dog could talk!" 
Especially when our dogs aren't acting right... or they seem a little off.

And then, when you finally accept for the 100th time that your dog isn't talking... your mind starts racing down a line of preliminary questions:
"How serious is this?", "Should I be concerned?", "Am I overreacting?", "Do I need to take him in to be seen [by the vet]?"

Knowing your dog inside and out can help solve these mysteries and provide clarity when you are feeling stressed or uncertain. 
And I am confident that if you have been performing regular exams on your dog, and you know his vitals and parameters of "normal," then you will have a better idea when things are "abnormal." 

In this episode I discuss the five reasons you should be performing a regular exam on your own dog, some tips and tricks to get started and ensure success, and then I walk you through it- from nose to tail. To ensure your exam is complete and thorough.

So if you want to get started but don't know how or don't know where to start, this is the episode for you! And even if you have been performing exams on your dogs, consider this a good refresher and spot check to ensure you are covering everything during those canine physical examinations. 

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