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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

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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

 

A Ray of Sunshine! (Updated)

We are so happy to report that Sunshine and one of his buddies have both been adopted by a wonderful family! The Millens have been adopting pets from Drs. David & Leslie Steele for 20 years! We are ecstatic to know that two of our strays have found such an amazing home and will now be living the dream life. Thank you to everyone who helped share Sunshine’s story!

Sunny is a 9 week old, orange male tabby. He was brought to us by a good samaritan when he was abandoned by his owner. He suffers from severe viral keratitis, which has damaged his corneas, resulting in severe visual impairment. Sunny is improving every day, and has a great attitude about life! He is very playful and trusting of human touch. We are still monitoring his eye condition closely, but as soon as he is given a clean bill of health, he will be available for adoption. We will keep you posted!

 

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Update – Kittens have found loving homes!

We have four kittens and their mother who will be looking for a home soon! They are still nursing right now, but will begin vaccines soon. The mother is doing a wonderful job of caring for them, and they are thriving here at the hospital.  All four of them are males, and their adoption fee will include neuter, all vaccines, flea/heartworm treatment, dewormer, and a small bag of kitten food. Please call us if you have any questions about our adoption process @ 843-884-9838. Or you can fill out the contact form below.

 

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Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer?

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We currently have 15 kittens looking for loving homes here at Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant. They were all found outside in the harsh cold, and brought to us by compassionate people who wanted to help them. We are truly grateful to them for rescuing these kittens. Now that they are in our care, they have been vaccinated, spayed/neutered, dewormed, and are all thriving. We are currently working on socializing them, and making them comfortable with human contact. Please contact us if you or someone you know is interested in adoption @ 843-884-9838. You can find more pictures of the kittens at the following links:
http://www.facebook.com/aacmp
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/SC297.html

Feel free to fill out an adoption questionnaire: http://www.advancedanimalcaremp.com/forms/AdoptionQuestionnaire.doc

A Home for Archie

ARCHIEFB2Over the past couple of months we have noticed Archie growing more and more depressed here at the hospital. He is not the type of cat who thrives in an environment like this, because he is the type of cat who wants to belong to someone. He wants a warm lap to call his own, and a house full of love and kindness. Although we are providing as much love and attention as possible, it is clear that he is counting his days until that special someone comes in and decides he is the addition to their family they’ve been looking for. Please call Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant if you or anyone you know is interested in adopting this sweet boy. 843.884.9838http://www.facebook.com/aacmp

4 Kittens for Adoption!!

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   We have 4 kittens left for adoption. They are five weeks old, three females and one male all looking for a place to call home. Their adoption fee is $80 each or $100 if you adopt two. This fee also includes their spay/neuter, vaccinations, and deworming. These fur babies were actually born here at the animal hospital and have adapted well to people and other animals.  Come by for a visit and tell your friends! You can also fill out an adoption questionnaire to bring in with you. Call Advanced Animal Care of Mt. Pleasant for more details @ (Ph) 843-884-9838, (Fax) 843-884-1238 http://www.advancedanimalcaremp.com/forms/AdoptionQuestionnaire.doc

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