Mount Laurel Animal Hospital plans canine blood drive on October 9 – Trentonian

MOUNT LAUREL — In the months since Covid-19, an estimated 11.4 million new pets have joined households across the United States. Therefore, wait times can be extended when you bring your pet in for an emergency visit. Clients should exercise patience and know that the veterinary staff at Mount Laurel Animal Hospital, as well as those at facilities across the country, are working tirelessly to serve them and their animals in a timely manner.

The increase in new furry family members and ER visits also means there is a greater need for canine blood donors. To help keep up with demand, Mount Laurel Veterinary Hospital will be holding a blood drive on Saturday, October 9, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Each unit of donated blood can help save the lives of at least three dogs undergoing emergency treatment for trauma or exposure to toxic substances, as well as those needing surgery or suffer from blood disorders such as anemia and haemophilia.

The process couldn’t be easier for owners or less stressful for their pets. Dogs that have a good temperament, weigh 55-150 pounds, and are 1-6 years old in excellent health and are not on any medications or raw diets may be eligible. If a dog has already been examined, the donation process takes approximately 30 minutes.

Not only will new donors receive a $25 Amazon gift card and a bandana to wear proudly, but they’ll also join the League of Superhero Blood Donors, like Teddy, who recently saved the life of a blood patient. emergency thanks to his whole blood donation.

Then there’s Lagatha, who donated for a dog that needed emergency surgery, and new superhero Devon, who just donated blood for the first time.

Donating does not take long and has no impact on donor dogs. It’s a simple process that causes no anxiety on the part of pets, who are pampered with treats and belly massages by hospital staff. Meanwhile, their owners know their generous donation will help ease the concerns of pet owners whose pets are critically ill.

The truth is not that all superheroes wear capes. Some wear necklaces.

To schedule your dog as a blood donor, go to mlahvet.com/driversvp.

Mount Laurel Animal Hospital has proudly served the community for over 40 years. Our caring team of over 50 highly trained doctors and over 200 staff members are dedicated to providing the best 24-hour general, emergency and specialist veterinary care for your pet, whether dog, cat , a bird, a fish or other exotic.

For more information, contact Deborah Mast, Blood Bank Coordinator, at 856-234-7626 or [email protected]

Benjamin M. Yerger