New Year’s resolutions for pets?

kim-sydney2 Every year, people make resolutions for the new year, such as to quit smoking, exercise more or eat healthier.

Lately, I’ve been seeing more people also making New Year’s resolutions for their pets. Some are cute, some are funny and others are quite serious.

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions for your pets? YDR Pets would like to hear about them. You can comment here on the blog, or email them to rose@ydr.com. Feel free to include photos!

Stuck for an idea? Steve Dale shares some resolutions his readers submitted at http://tinyurl.com/olnle5q.

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Roo Bites dog treats recalled

roo-bitesJump Your Bones Inc. of Boca Raton, Forida, is recalling Jump Your Bones Brand Roo Bites Dog Treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled products can be identified with the UPC code 63633010041 for 80g. / 2.82oz., including .32 oz. samples.

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.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and/or has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.

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Ferret lost in Windsor Township area

lost-ferret-luna1lost-ferret-luna2 A ferret named Luna was lost Nov. 17 from the Sarver Road area of Windsor Township, after she slipped out of the house. Luna is mostly black with a white undercoat; all four paws are white. If seen, please call 717-855-0997.

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Cat lost in Dover, PA, area

lostcat-petey Petey, also known as “Sneaky Pete,” has been missing from the 3400 block of Sycamore Road in the Dover area since Nov. 15. (Near the CVS near Davidsburg Road, Weigelstown area.) He’s a marbled brown tabby with white and is 8 months old. If you’ve seen Petey, please call Bonnie at 717-292-3145 or 717-880-5245.

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Black-and-white cat lost in Conewago Township

A black-and-white cat with a short tail is lost in the area of Lewisberry, Jug and Buck roads in Conewago Township. If you think you’ve seen this cat, call 717-266-2166.

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Long-haired gray cat lost near York College

Llost-beauxpurdy A long-haired male gray cat is lost in the Ludlow and Virginia Avenue area of Spring Garden Township, near York College. He has white feet and white on his nose and chest. If you see this cat, call 717-578-7109 or email beauxpurdy@hotmail.com.

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Need help with free-roaming cats? Nobody’s Cats can help

The Nobody’s Cats Foundation’s surgery clinic at 3909 Hartzdale Drive, Suite 905, Camp Hill (Lower Allen Township), which opened in October 2013, has provided spay/neuter surgeries, rabies vaccinations and related services to almost 4,000 free-roaming domestic felines.

The foundation also provides loan of humane traps, free TNR Basics training seminars, and other tools and resources for those seeking to implement the Trap Neuter Return strategy to humanely manage and reduce populations of free-roaming domestic cats.

The Nobody’s Cats Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes the adoption of Trap Neuter Return (TNR) as the preferred strategy for humanely stabilizing and reducing free-roaming domestic feline populations in eight southcentral Pennsylvania counties: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York.

Its strategies include creating a culture of ownership of free-roaming cat colonies, encouraging owner caretakers to implement standards of care and providing a high volume of spay/neuter surgeries through its dedicated surgery clinic for free-roaming cats.

For more information, visit www.nobodyscats.org, check out the group’s Facebook page or call 1-855-867-4228.

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Horse food recalled

thumb_ducky-the-pony Bartlett Milling Company has initiated a limited recall of certain horse feeds due to potential Rumensin contamination. The products were distributed to customers and retailers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

Rumensin contamination can result in health problems and death in horses. The products and lot number involved in the recall are:

50 lb. bags of Bartlett Pasture Horse 10 Feed – Lot 288

50 lb. bags of Cleveland Carolina Champion Horse Feed – Lot 288

The recalled products were packaged in typical brand-specific feed bags. Lot numbers are printed on the front and back of each bag.

For details, call Bartlett Milling at 800-438-6016 or visit www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm421466.htm.

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Farmers Insurance pet costume contest ends Nov. 6

Farmers Insurance is hosting a Halloween pet costume contest through Nov 6. The company invites pet owners to submit photos of their pets in costume with a brief description and the name of their pet.

Entries can be submitted online at http://farme.rs/enter.

A total of five winners will be selected, each of whom will receive a $100 Petco gift card.

The costume categories include:

Most Creative Costume
Best Duo (owner and pet)
Scariest Costume
Cutest Costume
An internal committee of employees from Farmers Insurance and Pets Best Insurance Services will choose a winner in each of these categories. In addition, NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne also will select a favorite entry, for a total of five winners.
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Need Halloween costume ideas for your pet?

Franklin Farmcat, who lives with JF Richards in Fayetteville, PA, models his "ninja cat" costume.

Franklin Farmcat, who lives with JF Richards in Fayetteville, models his “ninja cat” costume.


Do you have an epic Halloween costume prepared for your four-legged friend? If not, here are some sites that offer ideas:

OWNZONES offers fun videos filled with unique costume ideas for your pets (and you). Check it out at https://ownzones.com. The content requires a subscription to U-Zoo, which is usually 99 cents per month, U-Zoo is offering a 14-day free trial right now.

DogChannel.com offers do-it-yourself instructions for creating pet Halloween costumes. The site also offers photos of favorite Halloween costumes for pets for 2014.

Also, check out PetMD.com’s top 10 pet Halloween costumes.

Think your pet looks awesome in his or her Halloween costume? There’s still time to enter Pets Best insurance’s Halloween costume contest. Grand prize is one year of free pet insurance, up to $500. All pet owners are invited to participate; you don’t have to be a policyholder to enter. Deadline to enter is Nov. 20. Find out more at www.petsbest.com.

There are still a few days to enter Old Mother Hubbard’s pet Halloween photo contest as well. Enter on the Old Mother Hubbard Facebook page. But hurry; it ends on Halloween!

Reversala looks quite beautiful in her tiger-striped Halloween shirt. She lives with JF Richards of Fayetteville, PA.

Reversala looks quite beautiful in her tiger-striped Halloween shirt. She lives with JF Richards of Fayetteville, PA.

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