Explaining the Reverse Sneeze in Dogs

Small yellow dog staring lovingly at the camera.

A reverse sneeze is something that occurs in certain dogs and can be quite alarming to a pet parent! The episode of a reverse sneeze sounds like a goose honking, wheezing, and snorting. It can come out of the blue, seemingly when your pet isn’t exerting themself. 

This phenomenon is something we get a lot of questions about here at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital. The good news is that, in most cases, the reverse sneeze isn’t something to worry about.

Let’s take a closer look at this respiratory episode. 


Reptile Rescue: What to Do When You Need to Rehome a Reptile or Amphibian

A small green and brown constrictor snake wraps around a person's hand. Rehoming a reptile or amphibian comes with many considerations!

It’s always upsetting to come to the realization that a beloved pet needs to be rehomed. There are many reasons for this, from losing a home or job to ill health or other hardship. Sometimes, the pet-to-people match isn’t always a great success

Finding a new home for a dog or cat is one thing, but things can get a little tricky when you need to rehome a reptile or amphibian. Since the team at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital wants all of our pet companions to have the safest, best options for their adoptions, we want to shed some light on what to consider when rehoming these amazing exotics.


In This Confusing Time, Pet Owners Are Still Waiting for Veterinary Appointments

A brown and white dog waiting for a veterinarian appointment with its owner.

Many businesses have adapted incredibly well to changes presented to their industries, but the widespread, long-lasting effects of Covid-19 are still being tallied. As essential businesses, veterinary hospitals have made important strides over the last year. Every day we must find a balance between promptly serving our patients and meeting all the necessary safety protocols per our local and federal leaders. As a result, pet owners end up waiting for veterinary appointments longer than ever before. 


Keeping Pets Safe from Dangerous Decorating Trends

A black cat sits precariously upon a potentially dangerous decoration against a green wall.

By now, most of us are aware of the many risks to our pets associated with traditional home decor, but did you know that many of the latest decorating trends can also put pets at risk? 

From macrame to decorative grasses and succulents, home decor is trending in some dangerous directions, at least where our pets are concerned. Our team at Leon Valley Veterinary Hospital is here to provide some guidance.