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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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Those Darn Fleas, Dog Flea Treatment, Questions and Answers.

Fleas are a common pest here in Southern California. The evolution of flea control has made the prevention of fleas a much more manageable task.

In flea allergic dogs it takes very few fleas to cause an incredible amount of itching.

In the following article you will find answers to some of the most common dog flea questions and concerns:


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My dog is vomiting, what do I do now?

Vomiting has many causes. Because of this, our doctors and staff may need to talk to you about tests to rule out more serious causes. The doctors will be sure to make you part of all decisions. Education is the best way to be sure you are comfortable with these decisions.

The following information will get you started. This way you will understand many of the causes of vomiting and the types of testing we may talk to you about.

What are the causes of vomiting?


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