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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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CHEWING

Puppies are prone to chewing. It is always a difficult problem to overcome, but it is one that needs to be resolved early. Many dogs grow out of their chewing behavior. Unfortunately, they tend to do a lot of damage before they do. The following include some ways to train your new puppy:

  • Crate training is the most feasible option for many people, and it can keep your puppy feeling safe and secure when you are away. See our page on crate training for advice on how to get started.
  • Reward conditioning – When you are able, strictly supervise your puppy. When you see him grabbing onto your shoes, a table leg, or your pillows, distract him with some other, more attractive and less expensive option. When he takes the toy, nylon bone, or whatever other “good” toy you offer, give him lots of praise and petting.
  • Have a variety of chew toys on hand. Puppies can get bored and become uninterested in the same toys. Try switching them out every few days.
  • Preventing chewing – If your puppy tends to chew on a surface that is color safe and will not be damaged, try coating the surface with white vinegar or rubbing alcohol. The smell and taste will make the object much less tempting.

While it will be difficult to retrain instinctive behaviors like chewing, DON’T GIVE UP! It will be well worth the effort in the end to have a happy, well-adjusted dog.

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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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