Sunday, January 29, 2017
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Somerset County Park Commission has created a leash-free dog area in Colonial Park. Dogs and their owners may visit the three acre (530' by 250') fenced area, in which dogs are free to roam and play. The leash-free dog area is located off of Mettlers Road and is accessed via the same driveway as the Spooky Brook Golf Maintenance area.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
The J.M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine. The problem was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses have been reported in relation to this issue. The product is being recalled out of caution. Cats fed diets low in thiamine for longer periods of time may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is very essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be displayed by gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency can include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In some advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. Customers are urged to contact their veterinarian immediately if their cat is displaying any of these symptoms. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible. The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20 through January 3, 2017. Customers who have cans of affected cat food should stop feeding it to their cats and call the company at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.