Welcome to Friendship Animal Hospital
We are a full-service veterinary medical facility located in the South Charlotte area of Pineville, North Carolina. The knowledgeable veterinary staff at Friendship Animal Hospital will provide your pet with the best possible preventative medicine, medical care, surgical care and dental care. Our team is professional, courteous and understands the special role your pets plays in your family. Whether your pet is a youngster, a senior or somewhere in between, we are committed to promote your pet’s health and longevity through personal attention and an emphasis on client education. If you have a question, need information or want to learn more about our veterinary practice and how Friendship Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your family pet, please do not hesitate to give us a call.
Animal Pain Awareness
By Heather Williamson
September is Animal Pain Awareness Month. Recognizing signs of pain and understanding therapeutic options for your pet will allow you to take the proper steps to improve their quality of life.
Cats and dogs both experience pain for various reasons. However, unlike us, they are unable to verbalize how they are feeling. Pain can be both chronic and acute. Acute pain is often more noticeable since it appears rather suddenly. This could be the result of an injury, such as a bite, wound, or sprained/torn ligament. Acute pain may also be related to a recent surgical procedure. Chronic pain appears over a longer period of time, often caused by arthritis, dental infection, or certain cancers/diseases.
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K-Laser at Work
This is Napoleon who is a 2 yr old neutered male that was found with a large wound (possible chemical burn) to the top of his head that extended across his left eye and around his left ear. He presented to Friendship Animal Hospital on August 4, 2017 after his wound was debrided and a drain was placed for an abscess behind his left ear. It was recommended that he should have K-Laser therapy performed to help with wound healing so his foster family and rescuer brought him to our hospital.
To read more about his treatment and see how K-Laser helped him, click here.