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CPHS Offers new "Pet Clinic" Services

January 8, 2008 - Amy Jo Hanna-Eckenrode
Believe me, I know it can get expensive to be a ‘good’ pet owner. Between the 20 lb. bags of Purina One every two weeks, Jess and Mazey’s favorite nightly treats, Rimadyl (75 cents a pill 2 x a day) for Jess’s arthritis plus her joint pills – not to mention regular visits to the vet, and grooming (which I now do myself), it can hit the ‘ole wallet pretty hard. Still, you owe it to your pets to give them a quality life. It’s the least you can do for the endless love and health benefits (like lower blood pressure, reduced depression and stress) they give back so unselfishly to you.

It’s the unexpected trips to the vet that can really hit hard but thanks to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society (CPHS) pet owners now have some new options. CPHS opened a new clinic on January 5th offering special, selected services on a regular basis as part of their expanding operations.

The new clinic, located next to the main CPHS offices/shelter (1835 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd.), will be open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays for walk-in services (no appointments necessary) to any and all pet owners.

CPHS will provide Bordetella and DHLPP vaccinations, heartworm and Parvo tests for dogs. For cat owners the shelter will offer FVRCP vaccinations and feline leukemia testing in additional to general urinalysis, fecal testing, parasite checks and provide de-wormer medications, flea prevention products microchip identification systems and sell Science Diet food products.

In addition, the clinic will provide for special, private euthanasia procedures (by appointment only).

All procedures/products will be offered at affordable and competitive pricing structures designed to allow and encourage all pet owners to become clients. Fees for the services will be used to fund the clinic which has been extraordinarily expensive to undertake.

This is a wonderful service the CPHS is offering. Not only will it benefit deserving pets but their owners as well. CPHS hopes to expand the services offered but operating expenses will be great.

Please think about supporting or continuing your support of the CPHS so that it is able to keep providing such beneficial services to our community.

For more information, contact the shelter at: 942-5402 or the clinic at: 943-7575.

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