The AdvoCat

Holistic pet care, TCM and acupuncture, feline behavior consultations, hospice or urgent care coaching for dogs and cats, and food sensitivity testing



2nd year in a row award recipient for SF small business award for community service  & service to customers. The San Francisco Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Source: San Francisco Award Program

The Advocat's (formerly known as The Nature of the Beast) specializes in the most humane, comprehensive and empathic approach to holistic pet care. The AdvoCat offers feline behavior consultations, humane education on understanding the needs of your pet for his/her entire life, and in-home hospice or critical care coaching for your pet. 

Shanti Zinzi is also an acupuncture consultant for a local veterinary practice and performs acupuncture on patients, too.  She utilizes Chinese medicine along with many integrated paradigms for biomedical and psychotherapeutic healing for her patients.

All aspects of your pet will be examined from distant medical & dietary history to current somatic & behavioral energetics, mental state, emotional stressors & psychological environment. Each pet will also be addressed for his/her unique constitution as well as age & breed propensities.

 With more than two decades in the animal business, The AdovCat's  priority is the health, happiness and well-being of your companion providing the most empathic care.

For our behavior clients, the most caring approach with gentle behavior modification that nurtures your pet is our priority. 


harmony with newly adopted kitten and resident cat

harmony with newly adopted kitten and resident cat

About Me    

The AdvoCat is a small business serving domestic pets holistically.  Shanti Zinzi uses  many diverse modalities for optimal pet care. 

 Shanti  Zinzi also serves as a  veterinary acupuncturist and TCM consultant for a local veterinary practice.  




Millions of innocent animals do not have to die annually in medical, university, or pharmaceutical laboratories to prove the efficacy of medicine.

A medicine that tortures countless lives is clearly a medicine that does not heal..Liberate laboratory animals..



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