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Hartz issues recall on dog treats

Hartz Mountain Corp., who makes a variety of pet products, has issued a voluntary recall of two lines of dog treats.

According to KABC Los Angeles, the Hartz Chicken Chews and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists with Chicken for dogs were recalled due to "trace amounts of unapproved antibiotics residue found in samples of the products.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said two-thirds of the products tested were free of the residue, but the lines were recalled as a precautionary measure.

"The trace amounts of antibiotic residue do not pose a health risk to pets at the levels detected, and it's highly unlikely that the antibiotics are related to reports of illnesses the agency has received related to jerky pet treats in the past," according to KABC.

The following products are included in the recall:

Rescued Nevada City bear cubs returned to nature

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Two bear cubs rescued from a wildfire near Nevada City last summer were returned to the wild Thursday.

An environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was moving the hibernating pair to a den within 75 mniles of Nevada City, past Truckee, according to Tom Millham, spokesman for Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care. That den could be a hollowed-out tree or dog igloo where the cubs will continue to hibernate until spring.

RELATED STORY: California fish and game searches for suitable land for orphaned cubs



Join RRUFF on Saturday, January 26 from Noon - 2:00 p.m at Pet Food Express inThe Fountains, Roseville for the first RRUFF Quarterly meeting of 2013!

  • BRING YOUR POOCH, TOO!!  There will be doggie & people treats for you to enjoy 
  •  Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital will present a free seminar on "Proper Dental Care For Your Dog" 
  • The RRUFF Board of Directors will present an update  on the dog park plans for 2013 and beyond
  • The 2012 RRUFF Volunteeer of the Year Award  will be presented to that special person who worked so tirelessly during the year on our behalf.
  • Q & A Session

You will have a chance to have your questions answered and to give us your ideas for future enhancements to your dog park located in Johnson-Springview Park at 5480 5th Street in Rocklin.

Open Letter to My Dog

Open Letter to My Dog

Momservation: The first ingredient in Humble Pie is cleaning up someone else’s poop.

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In the ongoing effort to change my perspective to a positive one, become grateful for the little things, and not waste energy hanging onto anger and disappointment I have turned to an expert in these matters.

RRUFF Dog Park in Rocklin will be closed Jan 7-9 for a Special Construction Project

RRUFF Dog Park in Rocklin will be closed Jan 7-9 for a Special Construction Project

RRUFF has an important message for you.  The RRUFF Dog Park located at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin will be temporarily closed from Monday, January 7 through Wednesday, January 9.  The park will re-open Thursday, Jan 10. 

The reason for closure is to begin Phase 1 of a special construction project that will make the dog park more accessible to our disabled park users.   Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, members, donors and other supporters in 2012, RRUFF raised enough money to begin the First phase of this special project that will improve and enhance this wonderful dog park and make it accessible to those who normally would not be able to bring their four-legged companions to socialize and play with other dogs.   

For more information about RRUFF or to to follow our progress, visit our website at www.rruffdogpark.org  You can

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

Blind pug robbed by diabetes struggles for surgery

SACRAMENTO, CA -- A Sacramento pug rescue group is reaching out to animal lovers in hopes of providing a much needed surgery for one of their precious pugs.  

Eight year-old Mija (Mee-ha) is a playful pug who loves to snuggle. She was rescued by PugSavers, a Northern California pug rescue group, after her owner, who loved her dearly couldn't afford special care for her diabetes. Mija's foster family has been taking great care of her until she finds her forever home, but recently her condition has worsened causing blindness in both of her eyes. 

It has been recommended by a specialist that both of Mija's eyes be removed to help with her diabetes and alleviate what has now become a painful condition.


Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who's too sweet

Volunteers toughen up bobcat kitten who's too sweet

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California animal rescue group is trying to help an orphaned bobcat kitten with a problem: She's too nice. 

PHOTOS: Baby bobcat rescued in Chips Fire

The Sacramento Bee says the kitten was only a few weeks old when she was found in August by fire crews who battled a 75,000-acre fire in the Plumas National Forest.

The bobcat, which had burned paws, would follow the crew and nuzzle their boots. Named Chips, she was taken to the Sierra Wildlife Rescue in Placerville last month.