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Why Are My Dog's Eyes Inflamed?

If your dog's eyes are inflamed or have discharge it is important to have one of our doctors do an exam. Needless to say, it is important not to self medicate when it comes to the eyes. Harm may be done if the wrong medication is chosen. The most common condition is conjunctivitis which has many causes. More serious conditions will be ruled out during an examination.

What is conjunctivitis?

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What Is This Bump in My Dog's Eye?

Cherry eye or prolapse of the third eyelid gland is a non-painful condition. If left untreated it may harm the eye and cause problems with tear production.

Certain breeds of dogs are more likely to develop cherry eye and it will usually occur at a young age.

What is "cherry eye"?

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Taking Care of Your Older Dog. Wellness Care and Testing.

As your dog ages it is critical to make the time for regular physical exams and wellness testing. The information gained can help us to detect problems while they are early and treatable. My own dog is an example. She was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and once medication was started she acted five years younger.

The following information will help you to understand why this testing is beneficial and what we are evaluating.

What is wellness testing?

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Vomiting in Dogs

Nobody likes to see their dog vomit. We can all relate to the discomfort. Many of our dogs may vomit because they have picked up something and sampled it with their mouth. The question is how serious is it? There are many causes of vomiting. Our staff is here to lead you through this potentially serious symptom.

The following information will help you to better understand what vomiting is, the causes, tests and treatment.

What is vomiting?

Vomiting describes the active expulsion of food from the stomach.

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Vaccines for Dogs

Is common for dog owners to ask what vaccines are needed for their dog. How frequently should they be given? Here at Newport Harbor, we recognize that vaccines are critical to long term health but use them with the overall health of the dog in mind. The AAHA canine vaccine guidelines were created by a group of experts in the field of immunology and veterinary medicine. These guidelines allow us to give the vaccines less frequently than in the past. They also recognize the importance of the pet's life style and geography in determining the final vaccine plan.

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Why is my dog having trouble breathing?.

Your dog suddenly has trouble breathing. How do you know if it is serious or not? Here at Newport Harbor Animal Hospital we have a few tips to help you decide. First, ask yourself the following questions:

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My Dog Has Diarrhea, What Tests Need to Be Done?

Your dog has diarrhea. You know an exam is in order, but what if any tests need to be done? The following information will help you to understand the types of tests available and when they are indicated.

What are the causes of diarrhea?

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Summer Heat and Dangerous Temperatures for Dogs

We all love the summer heat. Here in Southern California we can't wait to have the marine layer go away. Unfortunately, if you are not careful, the summer heat can be dangerous, even fatal to your dog.

The heat in a car can elevate to dangerous temperatures in a matter of minutes. Exercise in a dog at the wrong time of the day can overload their ability to cool their body.

In the worst scenario your pup may develop heat stroke.

What is heat stroke?

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