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NON-ANESTHETIC DENTAL CARE FOR YOUR PET

The Staff at Newport Hills Animal Hospital wants to provide the best possible medical care for your pet. Proper dental care is one of the most important areas of preventative medicine. Diseases involving the mouth occur in over 90% of dogs and cats by 3 years of age if there is not regular care of [...]

PATELLA LUXATION

WHAT IS PATELLA LUXATION? Patella luxations are dislocations of the kneecap (patella) due to injuries or developmental causes. The patella is a bone found within the tendon for the quadriceps muscles in the front of the leg. This tendon crosses the knee joint and attaches to the tibia. The patella fits in a groove on [...]

ZOONOTIC DISEASE: CAN MY PETS MAKE ME SICK?

While most infectious diseases affect only our pets and most human infectious diseases affect only humans, it is important to be aware that there are diseases called zoonotic diseases, which can be transmitted between pets and people. You are much more likely to contract an infectious disease from another human than you are from your [...]

DEALING WITH PET LOSS

Newport Hills Animal Hospital understands that the loss of a pet is a deeply painful and emotional experience. Our staff members are also pet owners who have shared the human-animal bond and mourned the passing of cherished animal friends. We are here to provide understanding of the emotions that accompany the loss of a beloved [...]

CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE IN CATS

How is it diagnosed? Chronic renal failure is diagnosed through blood testing and a urinalysis. Testing for elevated levels of BUN and Creatinine tell us if these waste products are present in the blood and not being filtered out properly by the kidneys. A urinalysis tests the kidney function by telling us if the urine [...]

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