On Saturday, November 5th, 2011, Croydon Pet Hospital, a privately owned Glen Burnie, MD, animal hospital, located at 7746 Ritchie Highway, will host a Grand Opening Event from 12 noon to 4pm. This is in the Harundale Mall, next to the Outback SteakHouse. Ribbon-cutting will be performed by the Glen Burnie Chamber of Commerce. Also in attendance will be representatives from Pet Galore and Pet Cottage, two well-known puppy vendors. A raffle drawing will also take place. The new veterinary clinic will boost scarcely available, local veterinary services, such as animal surgery, dog dental, microchipping, rabies vaccinations and pet ultrasounds.
Glen Burnie, MD, October 26th, 2011 — Animals are often viewed as family, sometimes, the “only” family a person has after forming a deep bond with their four legged companions. As a result, a pet’s quality of life becomes paramount to that individual own quality of life.
This animal clinic at the Harundale Shopping Center, is fully prepared to accept that challenge. Croydon’s Chief Of Staff, Dr. Sobowale, stood out while working for a national petcare chain that expected superb veterinary care and compassion as well as exceptional customer service from all of their small animal vet clinic professionals. He aims to carry on and improve upon those high standards at Croydon Pet Hospital™.
It’s fairly easy to setup an animal hospital along generally accepted business principles. What’s difficult is teaching the culture of customer service, something that seems to be quickly waning in this fast-paced, digital oriented world. Teaching compassion and going above and beyond what’s expected is extremely difficult and most often, only comes from the heart.
Luckily for the local pets and their owners, Dr. Sobowale decided to dedicate his considerable vet hospital experience and his energies opening this vet clinic in Glen Burnie.
Pet owners coming into a vet clinic may already be under stress, especially if they have an injured or sick pet. It’s our job to make sure that we do everything humanly possible to relieve that pressure, or at the very least, not allow that stress to explode out of hand.” said Dr. Sobowale.
As a testament to Dr. Sobowale’s influence on local pet owners over the years, many of them, some of whom have since moved to other nearby states, upon finding out about the opening of Croydon Pet Hospital, have called to wish him well, sent him testimonials for his website, Veterinariansmd.com, and have even made pre-appointments to have their pets seen by him. Some of these loyal clients come from as far away as Pennsylvania!
Croydon Pet Hospital is reaching out to local pet owners in need of basic, affordable pet care. Local veterinarians and animal hospitals are often not shackled by corporate fiscal rules and regulations, and as such, they often times excel in the veterinary services they can and do provide. Croydon is no exception to this and every customer is viewed as an individual with custom needs. Large chain pet care stores would be hard pressed to duplicate this personalized level of service.
To commerate the Grand Opening, everyone attending, as well as everyone signing up online via Facebook will be entered into a second raffle that will feature a very special prize. The drawing will be on December 17th, 2011. The prize is timely and will be very valuable to any pet owner. Sign up online by “Liking” their Facebook Fan Page here: Croydon Pet Hospital On Facebook or join them on the 5th November.
The Croydon Pet Hospital™
Dr. O. Sobowale
Email Address: [email protected]
Natura expands pet food recall on salmonella risk
P&G’s Natura expands dry pet food recall over salmonella risks to animals and people
Associated Press – 4/19/13
FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Natura Pet Products is expanding a recall of dry pet foods over a possible salmonella risk to animals and people.
The company, a unit of Procter & Gamble Co., first announced a voluntary recall in March of its dog, cat and ferret foods because they may be contaminated with salmonella bacteria. The company’s recall now includes all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014.
Salmonella can affect animals that eat contaminated products and there is a risk to people who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after exposure.
Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.Read More
Every year thousands of pets are lost or stolen. Many are never reunited with their owner. Name tags and collars can fall or be taken off. Without permanent identification there may be no way for your pet to find its way home. If your pet is microchipped, theres a better chance it’ll return home safely.
What is a microchip?
A microchip is a tiny computer chip, about the size of a grain of rice that is implanted under the skin of your pet between the shoulders. Anesthesia is not required and most pets don’t feel the injection. The chip is made of a biocompatible material that will not disintegrate, rust or cause an allergic reaction. It also won’t relocate from its point of injection. Any animal can be microchipped!