I Found a Cat, Now What? Caring for Feral Cats and Kittens

Group of homeless kittens on the street.

We are all animal lovers at Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital, and we definitely understand how impossible it is to leave a pet in need stranded. Sometimes it is hard to know what to do when you find a stray animal, though. If you have found an errant cat, you may be wondering about caring for feral cats and kittens. Like with many things, though, there is a right and a wrong way to go about it. 

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We Like to Move It, Move It: Exercise Tips for Overweight Dogs

Fat dog lying on floor.

When it comes to pet weight loss, our team at Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital knows that it really is about calories in and calories out. When you have a pet who is packing a few extra pounds, though, the activity component of weight loss can be a little overwhelming. If you are thinking “how do I help my overweight dog lose weight,” read on to find our top exercise tips for overweight dogs.

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Grooming Your Dog At Home: Yay or Nay?

A labrador getting a bath at home

Keeping your dog clean and tidy is an important component of responsible pet ownership. Not only do they look and smell nice, they feel great, too! Certainly some breeds, like doodle mixes and other long-haired breeds, benefit from grooming every 4–6 weeks. For a dog owner on a budget, it may be tough to maintain regular professional grooming appointments. Grooming your dog at home is a worthwhile endeavor, and when it’s done properly, you add vitality to your pup’s daily life. 

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A Good Samaritan’s Guide to Treating Kittens with Fleas

A kitten scratching.

There really isn’t much that can compare to finding that tiny kitten and providing it with the love it needs to get off to a great start. Finding that that tiny kitten is a host to hundreds of little flea friends, though, is less than heart-warming. Treating kittens with fleas can be a little tricky, but Evendale-Blue Ash Animal Hospital has you covered. 

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Function or Folly? How to Train Your Cat to Use the Toilet

A tabby cat plays on his phone while using the toilet.

Cats are incredible at litter box training. In fact, most cats require little-to-no introduction to their box and tend to employ it without any challenges. Unless you detest scooping the litter or the mess/smell it can create, it may seem unnecessary or ridiculous to consider toilet training a cat. Maybe your cat shows an interest in the bathroom and is keen to pick up new skills. Whatever the case may be, training your cat to use the toilet (in addition to or instead of their litter box), could be fun and satisfying for both of you.

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Kitty Like to Scratch? How to Trim Your Cat’s Claws

Trimming cat's claws.

There are quite a few physical characteristics belonging to the feline species. Pointed ears, attuned tail, twitchy whiskers, focused eyes, and of course, their retractable claws. Built for sneaking up on prey, climbing, and self-defense, their claws are pretty “handy.” Unfortunately, this could mean all manner of domestic textiles are up for grabs. Your cat’s claws might also become problematic during playtime, but not when you carefully and routinely tend to them.

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The Power of the Human-Animal Bond

Woman making heart-shaped hands with a cute puppy in the middle.

Animals bring us great joy, provide us with unconditional love, and give us a profound sense of purpose. And if your pets could talk, they would tell you right away that the feeling is mutual.

Without question, the benefits of the human-animal bond form a freeway of love that runs in both directions. And at Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital, we have complete respect for the relationship you have with your pet. We’re here to support your pet’s health and well-being, and provide ways for you to enrich the time you spend together.

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Ring in 2022 with New Year’s Resolutions for Pets

Dogs celebrating New Years

It’s a new year full of fresh possibilities. When your mind starts to turn to all of the things that you want to do in 2022, Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital hopes that your pet’s health is on the list. Read on to explore our top suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for pets.

Making Pet Health a Priority

When your pet is healthy, they are happy. This means lower costs in veterinary bills, medications, behavioral training, and overall less stress for all involved. 

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How to Prevent Anxiety in Pets During New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year's pet.

New Year’s Eve celebrations can be extremely stressful for some pets and animals. While people love ringing in the new year with fireworks, loud noises and parties, these events can cause pets to become fearful and anxious. Some pets may try to hide in small spaces in the house, while others may try to escape through an open door. Other pets may exhibit destructive behavior as a sign of stress, or experience symptoms of anxiety such as a racing heart, panting, excessive drooling, and more. 

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