April 7, 2013

Business briefs: April 7, 2013

Designation earned

PLATTSBURGH — Palmer Veterinary Clinic Licensed Veterinary Technician Michaela Chase is Purina’s newest Certified Weight Management Coach, the second certified coach in the practice.

An in-clinic coach is available to provide support and tools to pet owners and to help fight the growing trend of pet obesity. As part of the Purina Certified Weight Coach Program, the local coach will specialize in pet obesity and serve as a resource for those owners who need support to get their pets closer to slimmer and healthier lifestyles.

According to the American Association for Pet Obesity Prevention survey, more than 50 percent of dogs and cats in America are facing obesity. Risks include diabetes, heart disease and arthritis.

The Purina Certified Weight Coach Program is part of the nationwide “Project Pet Slim Down” initiative and certifies in-clinic coaches to provide specialized nutrition expertise and weight counseling for pet owners with overweight pets.

For more information, call Palmer Veterinary Clinic at 561-1893.

Franchise acquired

PLATTSBURGH — The DELLA Auto Group has added the Mitsubishi franchise to its location at 7 Della Drive, home to DELLA Suzuki-Motorsports.

DELLA Mitsubishi will be Plattsburgh’s premium Mitsubishi dealership for sales and service that comes along with the excellent customer service offered by all the DELLA Auto Group’s dealerships. New Mitsubishi inventory should be arriving at DELLA Mitsubishi early this month. 

“I am enormously excited to add Mitsubishi to the line of automobile franchises owned and operated by the DELLA Auto Group,” said Michael Della Bella, president DELLA Auto Group. “My family and I are looking forward to giving the residents of Plattsburgh and surrounding areas another opportunity in the car market. We want to continue to be a leader in sales and service in the automotive industry in this area and are energized to explore this new franchise of Mitsubishi.” 

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