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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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NUTRITION: FEEDING YOUR NEW PUPPY OR KITTEN

Because puppies and kittens grow so rapidly over the first few months of their lives, they have higher calorie, fat, and protein requirements. They need fuel to keep up with their body’s growth spurt. More specifically, they have twice the energy requirement of an adult. This is why your puppy or kitten may act like they cannot get enough food. Because of these high energy needs, you should feed your pet a high quality puppy or kitten food. Do not feed products labeled “Adult” or “Maintenance” Formula. A juvenile’s needs are much higher than the fat and protein that are provided in these foods. Begin by setting out the recommended amount on the label. Keep an eye on your puppy or kitten’s weight, and adjust as needed. Most cats and dogs won’t become overweight during their first six months because of their higher metabolism, but it is possible. Do not begin to switch over to an adult food until at least 6 months of age.

Some high quality pet food brands include:

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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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Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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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