Breed-specific legislation places the blame incorrectly on the dog rather than on the humans who bear the responsibility.
The Pet Effect
I have been practicing veterinary medicine in Mount Pleasant long enough that I have had the privilege of caring for numerous generations of pets from “cradle to grave”. In that time I have also gotten to know the families of those patients and enjoyed listening … Continue reading The Pet Effect
The Socialization Period
“I try to socialize him as much as I can. I take Cooper to the dog park, the day care and when I walk him I make sure that he meets everyone. I never take him anywhere that he has a bad time, but he … Continue reading The Socialization Period
Dominance or Deference? The Natural Order
“Why won’t Joey behave? I’m thinking about sending him to obedience school. Will this stop his annoying behaviors? Why won’t he just be a good dog?” This kind of question is brought up to me often and seems like such a simple question. Teaching a … Continue reading Dominance or Deference? The Natural Order
Dr. Megan Hardy Joins AAC Family
We are excited to announce Dr. Megan Hardy has joined the AAC family! She hails from Lexington, Kentucky where she was born and raised. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, and completed her rigorous veterinary medical training at the College of Veterinary Medicine of Auburn University (War Eagle!). We first got to meet Dr. Hardy when she completed her professional training this spring with a preceptorship program here in our practice. Our doctors and staff were so impressed with her skills that we offered her a long-term position starting this September.
Dr. Hardy will be seeing patients Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and some Saturdays. She will provide services in general medicine and preventative health with a focus in small animal dentistry.
Call us at 843-884-9838 to schedule your pet’s next appointment.
Breed-Specific Legislation is Not the Solution
A letter sent to S.C. Representatives in response to Bill H.3709 that uses dog breed discrimination as an answer to dog bites.
Little One Loses Eye and Steals Our Heart
I’d like for you to meet my new friend, Cain. As you can see, he has had a few bad days recently. He was in a tussle with one of his housemates, and seriously injured his eye. One of the local veterinary practices refused to … Continue reading Little One Loses Eye and Steals Our Heart
Summer Tips to Keep Your Pets Cool
If you have lived in South Carolina for any length of time, then you know just how brutal our Summers can be! If you’re outside with your pet and are beginning to feel hot, just imagine how your dog feels whose core temperature starts at … Continue reading Summer Tips to Keep Your Pets Cool
Lexi’s Story – A Senior Dog Searching for Foster Family
I’d like for you to meet Lexi. Lexi, a 10-year-old brindle pit-bull mix, has been living here at Advanced Animal Care as part of the East Cooper Pet Relief Rescue community outreach. ECPR is a non-profit organization created and operated by Dr. Leslie Steele for … Continue reading Lexi’s Story – A Senior Dog Searching for Foster Family
Catching Cancer Before It Strikes – Belle’s Story
Recent population studies have revealed cats, as of 2012, outnumber dogs in the United States. Interestingly though, dogs are seen by a veterinarian nearly twice as often as cats. According to a recent survey, a person owning a cat is six times less likely to … Continue reading Catching Cancer Before It Strikes – Belle’s Story