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Practice Name

Care Animal Hospital

Primary Location
20 Hilltop Drive Suite C
Redding, CA 96003
Phone: (530) 244-2287
Fax: (530) 244-2294

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:30am6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am6:00pm
Wednesday7:30am6:00pm
Thursday7:30am6:00pm
Friday7:30am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:00pm
Sunday8:00am12:00pm
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ALTERNATIVES TO DECLAWING

Over the years, declawing has become one of the most controversial elective procedures that can be performed in a veterinary hospital. Scratching is a normal behavior used to mark territory and communicate territorial messages to other cats. However, it can be destructive not only to your home, but also to the bond between you and your cat. The following are a few alternatives to a surgery:

  • Training – Transfer the instinct to a scratching post (use treats or catnip to attract the cat to the scratching post); apply double-sided tape to furniture; use a squirt bottle to deter inappropriate clawing
  • Frequent nail trims – Oftentimes, this is enough to adequately control scratching
  • Soft Paws™– Blunt, acrylic nail caps are glued onto the cat’s claws. The idea is that a blunt nail will not be sharp enough to cause damage

Some things to keep in mind with Soft Paws

  • Can last several weeks
  • Must be replaced as the nail grows

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
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Testimonial

Care Animal Hospital is wonderful and this is by far the best place to take your pet.  I have been to several other veterinary hospitals and nothing compares to the friendliness of the staff and their compassion for taking care of animals.  The staff is extremely knowledgeable on pet healthcare.  The doctors are excellent and willing to answer all of your questions.  After visiting care, I wouldn’t take my pets anywhere else.

Danielle B. / Redding, CA

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday7:30am6:00pm
Tuesday7:30am6:00pm
Wednesday7:30am6:00pm
Thursday7:30am6:00pm
Friday7:30am6:00pm
Saturday8:00am12:00pm
Sunday8:00am12:00pm
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 7:30am 8:00am 8:00am
6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 6:00pm 12:00pm 12:00pm

Contact

  • (530) 244-2287
  • 20 Hilltop Drive Suite C Redding, CA 96003
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