How to Better Treat Your Dog’s Dry Skin

Dog itching itself.

At Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital, we believe that keeping your canine companion comfortable in his or her own skin is integral to overall pet health. If your dog is excessively scratching, licking, or chewing a spot on the body; or has dandruff, bare patches, or inflammation, it could mean that your dog’s itch is more than skin deep, and it warrants a closer look. 

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Help, My Dog Has a Limp!

Dog with a limp

The old adage “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone” definitely applies to mobility. Without a doubt, it’s natural to take for granted the privilege of going wherever you want to go. Until, that is, you can’t. 

When they aren’t snuggling, dogs spend their whole lives up and on their feet. As a result, they are at risk of strain. If your dog has a limp and you’re not sure why or what happened, it’s a good idea to put on the old sleuth hat. Getting to the bottom of an illness or injury is what it’s all about, and we’re here to assist you. 

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A Look at the World’s Smallest Dog Breeds

Cincinnati, OH small dog on lap of owner.

Small dogs are such a joy to have as a companion. These tiny furry family members bring constant joy, love, and entertainment into our lives. If you are looking for a tiny pet that’s full of personality and love, the team at Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital has put together a list of the world’s smallest dog breeds to help you decide which breed would be best suited for your family:  

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Say No To Food Fights: Stop Food Aggression In Dogs Before It’s Too Late

An aggressive dog shows his teeth.

Of all the things dogs feel territorial about, food tops the list. While it is normal to behave in a protective fashion, it can become a serious issue if other animals or people in the house are perceived as threatening. Plus, if they become extra-possessive of their food, it’s only natural that they’ll begin to guard other things as well. Food aggression in dogs can be resolved through training, but it’s also worth a try to prevent it from developing in the first place. 

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What the Heck? Reverse Sneezing in Pets

You’re hanging out with your pet when suddenly, they emit a strange, unexpected, honking-like sound. It’s almost like they are having some issues with a normal sneeze or cough. As soon as the episode comes on, it goes away. Your pet appears to be normal and goes about their business unharmed. This odd phenomenon is not unusual in some pets, especially dogs.

If you have ever wondered what this noise is about, you’ve come to the right place. The team at Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital is here to clear up the reasons behind the reverse sneeze and what they are all about.

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Sun Safety: Does My Dog Need Sunscreen?

Catching the summer rays while enjoying time in the backyard is something we all crave, especially after a long winter. Our dog companions love to get out with us on hikes, beach vacations, walks to the park, and all other outdoor activities that involve them. 

With warm weather fun, though, comes the risk of sunburn and other complications when you don’t protect your skin. But what about Fido? Does my dog need sunscreen, you may ask. The team at Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital is here to answer that question and provide more information to keep your pet safe this season.

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Say What? A Look at Why Dogs Bark

Dog owners typically feel very tuned into their dogs. They may be able to simply tell what their dogs want or need based on body language or facial expressions. Likewise, an experienced owner knows implicitly what their pup is trying to say when they woof, yap, growl, yelp, snarl, or howl. 

The magic of a barking dog may be lost on someone disrupted by an intense, or repetitive bark (which can range between 80-100 decibels). However, dogs bark for many reasons, some of which provide great insight into complex canine emotions.

Closely Aligned

Dogs have proven to know a great deal about human emotions and moods. Since they are so dialed into us, we can return the favor by understanding why dogs bark. 

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The Beat on Canine Heart Disease

Our pets have a lot of heart, and we love that about them. In fact, we want to do whatever we can to keep their hearts as healthy as possible. Canine heart disease is a little different from heart disease in people, though, so the best place to start is with a little understanding. 

Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital knows how much your pet means to you, and helping you understand canine heart disease is the least that we can do to help support that bond. 

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Got a Smelly Dog? Sure-Fire Ways to Reduce the Stink 

From car exhaust to garbage dumps, raw sewage to skunk spray, we live in a world of powerful odors. It’s bad enough to encounter funky smells when we’re out and about, but living among them can be unbearable, and that includes a chronically stinky pet. 

A super smelly dog that romps around spreading a truly unique odor may rattle human nerves, but it’s not entirely their fault. What’s more, there are techniques to reduce or eliminate canine odors.

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