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With a Little Help From Our Friends….

Friends, we need some help finding homes for four cats. Actually two pairs.

In the ideal situation, we get kittens at a very young age before they have become conditioned to fear humans. Some kittens learn this from their mothers very, very soon after birth.  When we take in kittens that are 8-12 weeks old before they’ve known human contact, they tend to retain these “shy” characteristics even after they’ve learned that most people are “good” and would never hurt them. Their instinct is to retain a certain amount of healthy distrust, just to be on the safe side.  These are the cats that will run up to you for treats, talk to you and maybe even rub against your leg. They may also like to be petted and rubbed, but are most likely rarely going to want to be picked up.

We have two pairs of kitties that are somewhat “shy”. In addition to being born to feral mothers, they have lived the majority of their lives in a veterinary hospital. And while they are loved and cared for daily, it is not a true home. They deserve to have their own family.

Storm and Elmo:

Storm is an 18 mo old female/spayed dilute tortishell (patches of grey and peach). She was found as a tiny kitten in a dumpster on Clements Ferry Road. She is very independent and extremely active and athletic. Elmo is an 18 mo male/neutered black cat that has an absolutely fantastic personality. He is a third generation of a family of cats living under the cottages at Charles Pinckney Elementary School in Mt Pleasant. He is very, very smart and always very busy.  Both love to play and are very attached to one another.

Storm & Elmo

Pictured: Elmo (black) left, Storm (gray) right

Darwin and Jax:

Darwin is a 12 mo old male/neutered red and white tabby. He was found stray at about 8 weeks of age with his sister. After she was soon adopted, Darwin became a bit withdrawn and became less interactive. Jax is a 9 mo old male/neutered back cat with adorable linx tips on his ears.  Jax was also born beneath a cottage at Pinckney Elementary school; but probably 4th or 5th generation. He has always been very  shy, and therefore sat back as he watched his siblings being adopted out one by one. He and Darwin bonded instantly and are rarely seen very far apart. They are also very active, inquisitive cats that need more of a life than a clinic has to offer.

All four of these cats are extremely healthy and hardy. In addition to routine vaccinations, they have had the opportunity to develop real life immunity by growing up in an animal hospital. They are all smart, inquisitive and beautiful cats. They would all benefit from safe outdoor time as they would love to run and play and hunt. If you have room in your heart for either of these pairs of kitties, please let us know. Adoption fees are negotiable. For more information click here.

Darwin Sept 2014 Jax

Pictured: Darwin (orange) left, Jax (black) right

“The love for all living creatures is the noblest attribute of man.” – Charles Darwin

Come Join Us for an Open House!

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!

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Holiday Safety Tips for Your Pets

The holidays are here, and now is the time when we are busy wrapping presents, cooking delicious meals, and spending time with family.  Among the hustle and bustle, our pets are watching and waiting for an opportunity to get into mischief! Some may sneak a turkey leg when your back is turned, others may take a bite of that yummy chocolate cake, and then follow it up with a nice drink from the Christmas tree water. These seemingly normal holiday behaviors can result with you spending your holiday at the veterinary emergency hospital and all the money you’ve saved for presents has now gone towards Scruffy’s emergency surgery.  Here is a list of holiday safety tips to ensure you, your family, and your pets have a wonderful and safe holiday season!

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Try to Remember These Basic Tips –

  1.  Turkey Bones can cause stomach perforation and painful constipation. Often times, surgery is necessary to remove bone fragments from the intestines. Fatty foods can cause pancreatitis, a potentially dangerous inflammation of the pancreas that produces toxic enzymes and causes illness and dehydration.
  2. Sugar-Free Baked Goods often contain xylitol, which causes blood pressure to decrease to dangerously low levels. Ingestion may result in vomiting, lethargy, loss of coordination, seizures, and liver failure.
  3. Chocolate stimulates the nervous system and heart in both dogs and cats. Dark chocolate poses a greater risk and can cause agitation, vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate, tremors, seizures, and even death.
  4. Holiday Plants are a favorite of our pets. Mistletoe and holly pose the biggest threat and causes vomiting, diarrhea and heart arrhythmia.
  5. Alcohol is for human consumption only! It depresses the nervous system and results in vomiting, disorientation, diarrhea, lethargy, difficulty breathing, tremors, comas, and seizures.
  6. Tinsel & Ribbons not only pose a choking hazard (please don’t use them as collars), but can also slice the digestive track and cause intestinal obstruction.
  7. Electrical cords should be turned off and unplugged when you aren’t home. Live cords can cause burns in or around your pet’s mouth, difficulty breathing, seizures, and cardiac arrest.
  8. Christmas Trees need to be properly secured, fragile glass ornaments should be kept off low-lying branches. If you have a real tree be sure you don’t add fertilizer to the tree water, and keep pets away from stagnant water sitting in the reservoir. Watch out for signs of vomiting and diarrhea if you know they’ve been near it!
  9. Holiday Visitors will be coming and going, and this much activity can be confusing and stressful for pets. Make sure they have a safe, quiet space to retreat to if necessary. Elderly and sick pets can be extra sensitive to over-stimulation. Products like Adaptil and Feliway are great to use for pets with many forms of anxiety. Signs of stress can show up as gastrointestinal issues, discomfort, diarrhea, and irritability.
  10. Imported Snow Globes have shown to contain antifreeze (ethylene glycol) in some cases. As little as 1 teaspoon ingested by a cat, or 2 tablespoon for a dog, can be fatal. Signs of ingestion include lack of coordination, excessive thirst, and lethargy. Immediate treatment by a veterinarian is imperative if you think your pet is at risk. Crystals develop in the kidneys resulting in acute kidney failure. Sometimes a pet will not show signs of distress until it is too late.
  11. Liquid Potpourri is sometimes not realized to be so dangerous for our pets – especially cats. Just a lick or two can result in chemical burns, fever, difficulty breathing, and tremors. Although dogs aren’t as sensitive, it is advised to still use caution.

Call Advanced Animal Care of Mount Pleasant for more information at 843-884-9838.

Please be aware that there is a $39 fee per incident when you call the Pet Poison Hotline at 1-855-764-7661.

If you have an emergency after hours, you can call Veterinary Emergency Care in Mt. Pleasant, SC at 843-216-7554.

AAC WISHES YOU AND YOUR PET A HAPPY AND SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON!

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Two Kittens Looking for a Home

Brantley Sept 2014   Darwin Sept 2014

Darwin & Brantley were both brought in by a wonderful client who found them wandering around alone outside. Darwin (left) is only 9 weeks old, while Brantley (right) is about 6 months. They both have very sweet personalities, and would make a wonderful addition to any home! Their adoption fee of $85 (each) includes vaccinations and neuter. If you or someone you know is interested in providing a loving home to one or both of this kitties, please contact Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant @ 843-884-9838.

Please feel free to fill out an adoption questionnaire:

http://www.adancedanimalcaremp.com/forms