Animal Rescue seeks volunteer vet techs

farm11 Animal Rescue of New Freedom is seeking veterinary technicians to help at its evening spay/neuter clinics for cats. Vet tech students will also be considered. These are volunteer positions. If you’re a vet tech and want to help, call Felicia at 717-993-3232, ext. 222.

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Ruff Roots dog chew toys recalled

Himalayan Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of specific Ruff Roots All-Natural Dog Chew Toys because of potential metal contamination. The company says all the chew toys were sold by PetSmart and no other of its products were affected by the recall.

Recalled were all lots of:

  • Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 4” Sprout Dog Chew Toy, UPC 85301200439

  • Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 5” Stump Dog Chew Toy, UPC 85301200440
  • Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 7” Stalk Dog Chew Toy, UPC 85301200441

Consumers should return the product to a PetSmart store for a full refund. For more information, call the Himalayan Corporation at 425-322-4295 or email

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Black Pomeranian dog sighted near Animal Medic in East Manchester Township

From a reader:

“I sighted a Black Pomeranian along North George Street and Beshore School Road at the Animal Medic/Pet Pantry in East Manchester Township, York, PA on Wednesday, May 27th around 3:00 pm.

He/she, tried to cross N. George Street and was almost hit twice. The Pomeranian turned back and went into the field next to the Animal Medic building. Myself and another concerned driver, followed the pup into the field but we lost sight of him/her. An employee of Animal Medic had also tried to catch the pup after she saw it cross N. George Street onto their property.

I called Shiloh Veterinary’s N. George Street office to make sure that it didn’t get away from a client or to see if a client was missing a black Pomeranian. I also called and left a message at the York County SPCA in the hopes that someone reported he or she missing. I also posted this same information on the Facebook page “Find Toby in PA” for lost and found pets in Pennsylvania.”

Anyone missing this little dog?

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Nylabone Puppy Starter Kits recalled

TFH Publications Inc./Nylabone Products, a New Jersey-based company, has recalled a single lot of its Puppy Starter Kit dog chews because of potential Salmonella contamination.

The recalled Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit, which consists of a 1.69 oz. package of dog chews, was distributed nationwide, to Canada, and through one domestic online mail order facility.

The following Nylabone Puppy Starter Kits are being recalled:

Lot Code: #21935
UPC: 0-18214-81291-3
Expiration date: 3/22/18

Both the UPC and the expiration date can be found on the back of the Nylabone packages.

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. If a pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, or another pet or human has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian or health care provider.

Consumers who have purchased 1.69 oz. packages of the Puppy Starter Kit from affected Lot 21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, Expiration date of 3/22/18, should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-273-7527.

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Black Lab mix lost in Felton area

lost-dog-cricket (2) Cricket, a black Labrador mix with some gray, has been missing from her home in the Felton area since January. Her human is still hoping to find her, and asks that anyone with information about Cricket call 717-840-3832 and leave a message.

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Black and white tuxedo cat lost in Dallastown / Red Lion area

lost-cat-cloud A black-and-white tuxedo cat named Cloud has been missing since March 1 from his foster home on Country Ridge Drive in the Dallastown/Red Lion area.

He is an indoor cat and escaped through the door when groceries were being brought in.
Cloud is somewhat large, black and white, very friendly. He is neutered and up-to-date with his vaccines.
There was a possible sighting of Cloud at Warner’s Moving and Storage.

Call 717-586-4276 with any information.

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Primal cat food recalled

Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single batch production code of Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag. FDA tested product in response to a single consumer complaint. Primal Pet Foods was alerted by FDA that the testing of two bags of this lot resulted in a low thiamine level. Neither FDA nor Primal have received any other reports concerning Thiamine in Primal products. No other product manufactured by Primal Pet Foods is involved in this voluntary recall.

The lot involved in this voluntary recall is:

Primal Pet Foods Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag (UPC# 8 50334-00414 0) with Best By date 060815 B22.

Consumers who still have bags of cat food from this lot should stop feeding it to their cats and call 866-566-4652. Consumers with further questions should visit

Cats fed only diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurologic signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. If your cat has consumed the recalled lot and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

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Cat lost in West York area

lostcat-Rasquel2 A cat named Rasquel is lost in the 1200 block of West Market Street in the West York area. He slipped out the door over the weekend, and was wearing a pink, yellow and green collar. If seen, call 717-430-2662.

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Cesar Millan discusses ‘naturing and nurturing,’ and ‘Cesar 911′

cesar-millan2015 The temperature was in the single digits here in York County, PA, when I spoke with Cesar Millan via phone recently. “It’s 75 degrees here (in Los Angeles),” he said. “Yesterday it was 90.”

(Ugh! Note to self: Look for a job in California.)

We were discussing Millan’s show, “Cesar 911,” and how people can avoid having “problem dogs.” Millan said it all comes down to naturing and nurturing, and that one of the most important things for people to remember is that puppies and babies are not the same.

“Puppies are walking at 2 months, babies are not walking at 2 months,” he said. “At 6 months, a puppy has the strength of a 5-year-old child. So we can’t really treat them the same.”

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White cat lost in West York

lostcat-white0220 Korrin, a 3-year-old white short-haired neutered male cat, is lost in the West York area. He is an indoor cat, but he got out Thursday night when the wind blew the door open. If seen, call 717 578-1984.

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