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
We had it all wrong. In 2001, Leslie and I opened Advanced Animal Care of Mount Pleasant. The very name was chosen to emphasize that our practice was progressive, on the technological forefront of our field. We wanted to be the practice that was … Continue reading An Open Letter to Our Clients
You are invited to our Open House!
Drop by on Saturday, January 24th between 9 am – 12 pm at
Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant
3373 S. Morgans Point Rd, Ste 301
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
We will be showing off our new renovations, and beautiful photography displayed on our walls that is available for purchase by Ben Sumrell. Bring the whole family, including your pets, and enjoy food, drinks, photo booth, raffle for prizes, FREE nail trims, kitten adoptions, and much more! We look forward to seeing you there!
February is National Pet Dental Month! Now is the time to evaluate your pet’s oral hygiene health. Many pet owners do not realize that poor dental hygiene can lead to serious health issues. Studies have shown that dogs begin to experience gum disease by the age of 4 years old. It is also important to be able to notice signs of problems – bad breath, excessive drooling, inflamed gums, tumors in the gums, cysts under the tongue, and loose teeth. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with your vet to help you determine if your pet is on the right track to maintaining those pearly whites! Call Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant for more information @ 843-884-9838
The ASPCA has offered a great list of identifying mouth disorders:
- Periodontal disease is a painful infection between the tooth and the gum that can result in tooth loss and spread infection to the rest of the body. Signs are loose teeth, bad breath, tooth pain, sneezing and nasal discharge.
- Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused mainly by accumulation of plaque, tartar and disease-producing bacteria above and below the gum line. Signs include bleeding, red, swollen gums and bad breath. It is reversible with regular teeth cleanings.
- Halitosis—or bad breath—can be the first sign of a mouth problem and is caused by bacteria growing from food particles caught between the teeth or by gum infection. Regular tooth-brushings are a great solution.
- Swollen gums develop when tartar builds up and food gets stuck between the teeth. Regularly brushing your dog’s teeth at home and getting annual cleanings at the vet can prevent tartar and gingivitis.
- Proliferating gum disease occurs when the gum grows over the teeth and must be treated to avoid gum infection. An inherited condition common to boxers and bull terriers, it can be treated with antibiotics.
- Mouth tumors appear as lumps in the gums. Some are malignant and must be surgically removed.
- Salivary cysts look like large, fluid-filled blisters under the tongue, but can also develop near the corners of the jaw. They require drainage, and the damaged saliva gland must be removed.
- Canine distemper teeth can occur if a dog had distemper as a puppy. Adult teeth can appear looking eroded and can often decay. As damage is permanent, decayed teeth should be removed by a vet.
Don’t forget to join Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant at the Annual Doggy Day at the Rec on Isle of Palms on Saturday, February 1st from 9 am – 11 am. There will be tons of fun for the whole family! Bring your pups, … Continue reading Doggy Day on Isle of Palms
There are 3 ways you can enter your pet(s):
1. Post a picture on our Facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/aacmp
2. E-mail us a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Or come into the clinic and we will take the picture for you!
ALL pictures will be posted on Facebook and the most’LIKES’ wins!
1ST Place – 6 months of heartworm and/or flea prevention
2nd Place – One bag of Royal Canin Dog or Cat Food
3rd Place – One bag of C.E.T. Chews
GOOD LUCK!! Call AACMP for more details @ 843-884-9838