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How Do I Apply This Ointment To My Dog's Eyes?

Chances are that your dog likes having eye ointment applied as much as you would. Having said that, there are ways to make it easier. I like to either be at the side or behind my dog when I apply ointment. This makes it less like she is about to be poked in the eye. I try to be very soothing and patient. I also give treats before and after applying the ointment. By giving the treat before you tend to avoid the game of hide and seek owners often describe. When they reach for the ointment their dog heads for the hills.


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How Do I Apply Ointments and Creams to My Dog?

Most of will have a need at some time in our dog's life to apply an ointment or cream to our dog. At first glance it seems easy. Some problems may occur. What if my dog licks at the cream? What is he won't let me touch the area?

The best solution is bribery, bribery, bribery. Be patient, loving and give treats. Once you have applied the cream or ointment provide some real "me time" for your dog. A good walk, playing with a toy or some old fashion loving will do the trick.

Applying Ointments Creams and Lotions on Dogs


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Common Emergencies in Dogs

Author: Ernest Ward, DVM

Medical emergencies occur suddenly and without warning. It is important for all pet owners to have a basic understanding of common veterinary medical emergencies and basic first aid for their pet.


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Arthritis in Dogs. Why is my dog limping?

Have you noticed your dog limping or having trouble getting up and down for a prone position? Arthritis is one of the most common problems in dogs as they age. As with people, the quality and length of life is very dependent on continuing mobility and comfort.

Believe it or not, weight control may be one of the best ways to control your pooch's discomfort from arthritis.

We have a host of treatments to help.


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Barking In Dogs

Author: Debra Horwitz, DVM, Diplomate ACVB & Gary Landsberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVB

Why do dogs bark?


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70 Years: Newport Harbor Animal Hospital, EST. 1947

As Costa Mesa and Orange County have grown, so has Newport Harbor Animal. Established in 1947, before Costa Mesa became an incorporated city, Newport Harbor Animal Hospital was treating horses, cattle, and livestock. As times changed the practice began to adapt, we started seeing more domestic animals which us led to where we are today. When we say, "Your pets are as important to us as they are to you," we truly mean it. We treat all our patients like our own pets and wouldn't have it any other way.


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