Get Your New Baby Off to a Great Start With Expert Puppy and Kitten Care

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The staff and veterinarians at Cleveland Park East Animal Hospital would like to congratulate you on the addition of a new puppy or kitten to your family! Adding a new pet is an exciting time and comes with a lot of responsibility. Important choices must be made.

What kind food is best for your new pet? What schedule should we follow for vaccinations and health checks? What should we do if we have problems with training, house breaking or behavior problems?

Our knowledgeable, friendly staff and our experienced veterinarians are here to help you every step of the way.


Proper nutrition is extremely important for your growing pet. For some large breed dogs, improper nutrition during the first year can cause bone growth abnormalities and add to problems with hip dysplasia. We carry a complete line of quality pet food and will be glad to recommend a proper diet for your young pet.

Parasite Control

If left untreated, intestinal parasites like roundworms can cause malnutrition and poor growth. These parasites can also be transmitted to the human members of your family. The treatment for these dangerous parasites is available in a liquid or treat form, and can be administered during wellness checks of your puppy or kitten.

Fleas and ticks can also be a problem for young pets. A serious flea or tick infestation can be especially dangerous for a young puppy or kitten due to their small size and delicate system. Flea and tick products designed for adult pets can be dangerous for puppies or kittens. We can help you determine the proper products to keep your new pet parasite free, safely and effectively.


During the first year of growth, your new puppy or kitten is also developing a fully functional immune system. In order to develop the necessary immunities to many deadly infectious diseases, your puppy or kitten will need to visit us several times during the first months of his or her life. Your veterinarian will discuss the best vaccination schedule for your growing pet with you to make sure that he or she is well protected from these diseases.

Your veterinarian will also examine your pet from nose to tail, making sure that he or she is growing correctly and has no health problems needing attention. This exam will be repeated at each visit, because your pet is changing quickly during this time of fast growth.

Training and Behavior

Our staff and veterinarians are also available to help you with training or behavior issues with your new puppy or kitten. Some behavior issues can actually be caused by health problems, so it is very important that you bring any changes to your veterinarians’ attention.

We can also help with the usual issues such as house or litter box training, leash walking and chewing. Feel free to ask any questions you may have during your appointment, we are here to help!

“ Outstanding in customer service from the time you walk in the front door! ”

“ We want to thank Dr. Clark and the staff of the Simpsonville office so much. ”

“ They have been there for me and my fur babies for well over 10 years and I wouldn’t trust anybody else. I LOVE the staff and all the heartfelt love they have for the babies they treat. ”

“ I will continue to give whole-hearted recommendations for Cleveland Park to my reptile keeping friends and acquaintances, whether their animals are conventional pets, or, as in my case, not quite so conventional. ”

“ For over 20 years, Dr. Finley was my vet. I cannot begin to tell you what an amazing and caring staff they have. If there was an Animal Hospital Hall of Fame, this place would be enshrined as the top of the class. ”

“ Today, when my pediatrician’s office remained closed due to ice, Dr. Finley made a house call to help end our pet’s suffering. ”

“ They are committed to continuing education and have a well-trained, educated staff that not only knows the “hows” of veterinary medicine, but the “whys” as well. ”

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