All About the Cat Hiss

A cat hisses.

Cats make all sorts of unusual sounds, from purrs to ‘clicks’ to long meows. Most pet owners don’t like to hear their cat hiss because they associate it with aggression. But there are good reasons for hissing that benefit our feline companions and warn other pets to back off. Evendale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital is here to explain the hiss, what it means, and how to approach a hissing cat.

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A Pet Owner’s Guide to Zoonotic Diseases

A man in a surgical mask puts a surgical mask on his dog.

A zoonotic disease, or zoonosis, is a disease that can be transmitted from people to humans. There are over one hundred zoonotic diseases on Earth, the majority of which are found outside of North America. Zoonotic diseases are a concern for everyone, but pet owners in particular are at increased risk.

Keeping our pet patients and their families healthy is our top priority at Evandale-Blue Ash Pet Hospital. We’ve got the lowdown on zoonotic diseases, and the steps you can take to protect yourself and your pets.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…To Address Winter Paw Care

dog paw print in the snow

Your pet’s paws are among some of their most adorable features, but for as cute as those little pads are they are equally durable. Designed to withstand extreme conditions, your best friend’s feet can hold up in harsh weather – until they start to dry out, crack and bleed. As a result, winter paw care should be a priority this time of year.

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With Thanksgiving Pet Safety, You Can Have Your Pie and Eat It, Too

thanksgiving gathering with family and pets

Throughout the year pet owners are tasked with investigating what’s safe for their pets – and what’s not. There are some dangers that persist all the time, but many risks to our furry friends are seasonal. As for the approaching holidays, there are many things to consider for their health and safety, and our focus must include toxic table foods. After all, without a proactive approach toThanksgiving pet safety your holiday can go from peaceful to perilous in an instant.

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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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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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Why Pet Wellness Exams Mean So Much in the Long Run 

A common misconception is that, if an animal isn’t exhibiting certain tell-tale symptoms, they are the picture of health. In other words, if it “ain’t broke”, don’t fix it. 

Sadly, many pet owners do not realize their beloved pet is sick or injured until it becomes too late for preventative measures. The regularity of pet wellness exams (once a year, and twice annually for pets over 6) helps us support lifelong health, detect problems early on in development, and treat conditions before they get out of hand. 

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