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Vomiting in Cats

Vomiting in cats is a very troublesome issue. Some episodes of vomiting may be very easy to explain and treat. Sadly, not all vomiting is minor and the number of causes and tests can be very confusing.

The following information will help you to understand some of the issues we face when a cat vomits.

Vomiting describes the active expulsion of food from the stomach. Vomiting may be caused by disorders of the stomach but is a clinical sign that can occur with many diseases and problems.


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Vaccines for Cats

We are often asked does my cat need these vaccinations?

This is a great question. Our doctors follow the AAFP vaccine guidelines that are also endorsed by the American Animal Hospital Association. Choosing vaccinations is based on your cat's health, age and life style. Most importantly, this involves your understanding and support for the regimen.

The following is some great information that will help you to better understand and prepare for these choices.


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Red Eyes in My Cat

What do you do if your cat's eyes are red? I know it is tempting to try an over the counter remedy or some drops you have on hand. This can be dangerous because the eyes are so sensitive and if the wrong treatment is used or if treatment is delayed it can be very harmful.


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Red eyes and a common cat virus

We have all heard of Herpes. Cats have their own special Herpes virus. Just as in humans, there is no cure but it can be treated. When Herpes affects your kitty's eyes they will be red, have discharge and there may be pain and squinting caused by ulcers in the cornea.

When the eyes have ulcers it is important to treat until they are cleared.

Although we can't make the virus go away forever, we can reduce the frequency of problems.

What is feline herpesviral conjunctivitis?


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Obesity in Cats, Is My Cat Too Heavy?

Just as with humans cats that are overweight have many increased health risks. Our doctors will discuss these risks and more importantly how we can get your kitty on track to a more healthy weight.

The following information will help you to understand the issues of weight and obesity in cats.

Is feline obesity a problem?


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How Can My Cat Get More Exercise to Lose Weight?

OK, your veterinarian has told you your cat needs to lose weight. You are also told that weight loss is 60% nutrition and 40% exercise.

How do you get your kitty to exercise?

Fortunately, it is not as hard as it sounds.

The following information will help you to change your sedentary cat's lifestyle.

My cat is overweight and I have tried putting him on different diets from the veterinarian but without success-is there anything else I can do to help him lose weight?


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Eye pain in cats is nothing to ignore

Eye pain in cats may be hard to pick up if you don't know what to look for. Most of the time if the eye is causing pain your kitty will wink or squint with the affected eye. There is also likely to be discharge from the eye as well. They may also rub at the eye.

If you know anyone who has a had a corneal ulcer, they can attest to how much it hurts. Let's be sure we don't leave this untreated. It can be very dangerous.


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The Most Common Medical Problems in Cats.

We love our cats here in Orange County. At Newport Harbor Animal Hospital they are as important to us as they are to you. Cats are very good at hiding illnesses from you so you might wonder what the most common medical problems we see in cats at our hospital.

As you read along you will see what occurs most frequently in our feline patients with some important information to help you take care of your kitty. If you would like more details on any of these subjects you can look in our literature section or give us a call.


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