Acute Diarrhea in the Dog

One of the most common medical problems we treat in dogs is Acute Diarrhea. Acute Diarrhea is characterized by the sudden onset of diarrhea in a patient. The diarrhea can range in severity from a soft stool (mushy), a stool with mucous, a watery stool, a stool with small amounts of blood to a severe [...]

Dental Season at Newport Hills Animal Hospital

February, March, and April - All Dental Expenses 20% off We offer: Non-anesthetic dentals: A non-anesthetic dental allows for the necessary removal of mild to moderate tartar from the teeth of dogs and cats that don’t have periodontitis or loose teeth without the use of a general anesthetic. Anesthetic dentals: We provide [...]

New Hope for Those Who Suffer From Allergies To Cats

We all have friends or family members who would love to be able to hold or be near cats, but they suffer from allergies to cat dander. They may have symptoms ranging from itchy eyes, sore throats, runny noses, skin rashes or exacerbation of asthma. This has made living in the same household a difficult [...]

Pollen Allergies (Atopy)

What is Atopy? Pollen allergies (or atopy) are the second most common skin disease of dogs (flea allergy is #1). Affected animals have an inherited predisposition to develop antibodies to environmental allergens resulting in allergic disease. Purebred dogs are the most commonly affected. The breeds with the highest incidence are Cairn Terriers, West Highland White [...]

Grain Free Diets – When Are They Appropriate?

Over time, dieting trends come and go as people search for a “simple” answer to health and wellness concerns.  The use and popularity of feeding “grain free diets” beautifully illustrates such a trend. As with people, dogs can develop sensitivities and/or allergies to the food they eat.  This can include the common grains such as [...]


What is Cushing’s Disease or hyperadrenocorticism? The release of steroids from the adrenal glands is regulated by the hormones released from the pituitary gland. The hormone released from the pituitary gland is called ACTH. Hyperadrenocorticism or Cushing’s Disease is a disease in which there is excessive production of glucocorticoids (steroids), by the adrenal gland. What [...]


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 medical care. Diseases involving the mouth occur in over 90% of dogs and cats by 3 years of age if there is not regular care [...]


A food allergy is present when a dog or cat has an allergic hypersensitivity reaction to a product contained in a diet. These allergic reactions can be due to protein sources which may include beef, poultry, pork, fish, eggs, or soybeans. Sometimes the pet may be allergic to the carbohydrate source, which may include wheat, [...]


Hip dysplasia is a developmental disorder of the hip joint. Affected dogs do not have a normal ball (femoral head) and pelvic cup (acetabulum) joint that allows for normal hip function but instead the ball partially slips out of the cup during various movements of the leg. Over time, the abnormal hip joint develops arthritis [...]


Flea infestation of our pets and homes remains a frustrating problem facing pet owners and veterinarians. Fleas can infest our pets at any time and during any part of the year depending upon the environmental conditions. A successful flea program depends upon a thorough understanding of the flea life cycle and the judicious use of [...]

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