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Diarrhea in Dogs

Diarrhea is a very common problem in dogs. As you will read below, there are many causes. Some are serious and some are not. Our doctors and staff are happy to sort out the issues and arrive at a plan to get it taken care of.

What is diarrhea?

Diarrhea is the passage of unformed or loose stools, usually in increased volume and/or increased frequency. Diarrhea is not a disease but rather a symptom of many different diseases. Diarrhea associated with minor conditions can often be resolved quickly with simple treatments.


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Dental Disease in Dogs

Should I brush my dog's teeth? You bet. Does dental care create a longer healthier, happier life for my dog? You bet. When the tooth brush was introduced to some third world countries the average life expectancy increased dramatically. With a little tutoring, brushing your dog's teeth can become a daily habit that both of you enjoy.

The following information will help you to understand dental care in dogs.

I was unaware that dogs have dental problems. Is it common?


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My Dog is Straining to Urinate, What Should I Do?

If your dog is straining to urinate or has bloody or pink tinged urine you may be seeing signs of cystitis. This is a symptom that should not be ignored. It is important that you observe your dog urinating on a frequent basis. You are the window to your dog's health and your observations are very important to us.

Cystitis in dogs is not uncommon and has a number of different causes. Our doctors feel that determining the cause of cystitis is very important not only with treatment but also with prevention.


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Boarding My Dog

If you feel guilt or sadness when you leave your dog for a stay with us, you are not alone. We know how difficult it is to part with your pooch. Rest assured, everyone here at Newport Harbor will go above and beyond the call of duty to make your pup's stay pleasant.

Many owners say that they will never leave their dog in boarding kennels. However, situations may occur in which you are unable to take your dog with you. During these times, you have the following options:


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Bladder Stones in Dogs

Bladder stones can be due to a number of causes. All of these causes lead to excess minerals in the urine followed by irritation to the lining of the bladder. Some dogs may show symptoms before the stones have even formed while others may have many stones before a visible change to their owner. Some of the more dramatic X-rays we have seen over the years are dogs with bladder stones.


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Dog Flea Allgery, Prevention and Treatment.

Dog Fleas are bad enough but when your dog is allergic they are twice the problem. It is very common for dogs and puppies with flea allergy to have secondary infections. Let's face it, they are just plain unhappy.

Here in Orange County the climate is ideal for fleas much of the year. Even when the climate isn't ideal fleas are able to live and multiply. Keep in mind, your house or apartment is ideal for fleas all of the time.


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Periodontal Disease: Pre-Grade 1

Your pet is showing early signs of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the teeth roots and bony structures that cradle the teeth.


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Pet Periodontal Disease: Grade 4

Your pet has been diagnosed with Grade 4 Periodontal Disease (POD)

Periodontal disease is a progressive bacterial infection of the teeth roots and bony structures that cradle the teeth.


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