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Dr. Buzby's Master Class: The Tip-to-Tail Health Scan™

In this self-paced online course, Dr. Buzby guides you through a unique hands-on dog health assessment you can do at home.

This 10-step “petting pattern” combines petting your dog with scanning your dog’s body to detect health changes. Ultimately, by learning the Tip-to-Tail Health Scan™, you could save your dog’s life.

Unlock lifetime access to:

  • 13 video demonstrations by Dr. Buzby
  • Dr. Buzby’s Tip-to-Tail Health Scan 10-Step Guide
  • BONUS: 50+ free dog health care articles, PDFs, how-to guides, and printables
  • Certificate of completion and course mastery e-badge

Discover the secrets to detecting critical changes in your dog’s health

Through this all-new, veterinary-developed course, you’ll learn how to monitor for changes in your dog’s health on a whole new level.

Learn the easy 10-step “petting pattern”

Dr. Buzby’s specific, intentional pattern of petting your dog means you can quickly identify changes in your dog’s baseline health status.

Be your dog’s early warning system

Just like human medicine, early detection of canine disease improves the odds of a successful outcome. If your dog’s health changes, you’ll be ready to fast-track communication with your veterinarian..

Create a deeper bond of trust with your dog

Not only will you be gaining vital health information, but also you and your dog will be spending time together through a happy, positive experience.

Master 10 skills you can do at home to proactively care for your dog

Through Dr. Buzby’s Tip-to-Tail Health Scan online master course, you’ll learn how to assess aspects of your dog’s health—in the comfort of your own home. By equipping yourself to recognize red flags early, you can fast-track the sharing of information with your veterinarian. In this course, you will learn:

  • How to body condition score your dog
  • A technique to assess your dog’s skin and coat
  • How to check for lumps and bumps, and where to find your dog’s lymph nodes
  • 2 red flags to watch for when checking your dog’s ears
  • Abnormalities to monitor for in your dog’s eyes
  • How to assess your dog’s gum color and capillary refill time
  • How to check your dog’s legs, paws, and nails
  • The stethoscope-free method for taking your dog’s heart rate
  • What a healthy dog’s belly feels like
  • Why it’s important to look under your dog’s tail

I wish I had known a lot more of this information with my previous dogs. I have a lab mix now and I'm more confident about keeping him healthy and happy for years to come.

Diana M.

5 stars! This course is game changing!


My wife is a vet and always checking out our dogs. I didn't understand what the big deal was until she told me about this course. Wow! Lots to learn and be checking for.


Information for every pet parent. I feel more confident now, knowing my dog's normal baseline of her different vitals. I am now prepared to notice if something changes.


I've tried booties and sticky pads but these ToeGrips work the best! They go on easy and stay on.


Instead of putting rugs throughout the house I put these on him and he is walking happily again!!

Kristine K.

These ToeGrips have changed his life. Within minutes of applying them he began to gain confidence and instantly became happier!

Elizabeth W.

Dr. Buzby clearly demonstrates how an owner can check their pet for any variations from normal. Allowing you to find changes early while strengthening the owner-animal bond.

Shana M.

Your instructor

Julie Buzby, DVM, CVA, CAVCA

Integrative Veterinarian and Founder of ToeGrips for Dogs

Dr. Julie Buzby has been an integrative veterinarian for over 25 years, having earned certification by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association in 1998, and by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2002.

Dr. Buzby is passionate about the power of our relationships with dogs and our ability to positively impact quality of life as dogs age by engaging higher quality of care along the way.

We believe that you are your dog’s healthcare advocate and a critical member of your dog’s health care team! We believe in our products and the power of knowledge, but ultimately, our belief is in you! You can do it, we can help!

What’s included

  • Immediate online access to 13 videos with step-by-step demonstrations by Dr. Buzby
  • Dr. Buzby’s Tip-to-Tail Health Scan Printable 10-Step Reference Guide
  • Certificate of completion and course mastery e-badge
  • Bonus: 25+ PDFs, how-to guides, and dog health care articles
  • A healthy boost of confidence to empower you in your critical role as your dog’s voice

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Donna Reynolds
Informative and Enjoyable Course

The Tip to Tail Health Scan course is not only interesting and informative but also very enjoyable. Going through this course was time well spent. Dr. Buzby has a wonderful demeanor and is very knowledgeable. Her love of dogs clearly shows. In the videos, she thoroughly explains and demonstrates all of the scans. The written material and the many resources are filled with helpful and important information. I feel much more confident now about taking good care of my dog.

Useful, Enjoyable and Important Course

The video series is easy to watch and very clear on how and why to do self-checks on your dog. It is also very clear on when to go to a vet, which really helps with decision making between scheduled visits. Since the techniques are segmented into specific parts of the dog, they don't have to be done all at once and they provide a fun time to get closer to your pet (literally) while accomplishing a useful task.

A worthwhile course

This is a worthwhile course. Very well written and it does encourage you to be proactive with your pets health. Being a senior citizen I am on a very limited income. My 3 dogs eat better than I do, not a joke. I wouldn't have been able to afford this if it hadn't been marked down though. It's such an important thing for pet parents to learn. Please keep this price low, this is so important for pet parents. I rescue, currently I have rescue number 48 and 49 plus a gift to myself of my mini schnauzer. I gave myself a pair as a gift for rescuing so many dogs. Ditto is currently ten years old with his own share of health issues. Unfortunately I lost his sister as the age of seven. Sudden liver failure, almost two years ago. No warning at all. Ironic since most of the dogs I rescued were older dogs no one wanted. I have a real soft spot for the older dogs. Rescued 18 schnauzers over the years and a whole bunch of other breeds as well. They keep me breathing. They are my reason for getting up in the morning. Thanks for this course, please at least offer this to seniors at your reduced price. You can't put a price on love. Thank you.

Karen and Tony
Our Boy Blue

Dr Buzby's Top2Tail Course is fantastic. If you ever felt you may not know what to look out for or didn't feel confident in doing so, this course will show you easy to follow ways to be able to add more love for your dog when the everyday stroking, petting and loving you give them also helps to keep them healthy.
The course was fun to complete, use your doggy as your "patient" and go through it with your kids or in our case, our grandkids.
Our 12 year old American Bulldog "Blue" has had both rear legs TPLO'd, numerous Mast Cell tumors removed and just six weeks ago had his front left leg amputated after a Soft Tissue Sarcoma burst creating an open wound 4 inches in diameter! He is fit, healthy, fun loving and our boy. Love our dogs X