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The Source for Pet and Animal Information in Lancaster County, PA

The Source for Pet and Animal Information in Lancaster County, PA

The Source for Pet and Animal Information in Lancaster County, PA

Saltwater or Freshwater?

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Rescue Highlight

SUMMER 2016 FEATURES

DEPARTMENTS

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Saltwater or Freshwater Aquariums? If you’re thinking of starting an aquarium in your home, this may be one of your biggest questions. Saltwater or Freshwater? They both have their perks!

Summer Vacations with Pets

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Tips Quick facts about animals, including James Buchanan’s Newfoundland and Guinea pig snacks

BY SAMANTHA ST.CLAIR

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Letter From Editor

Events Local events from July-September, 2016

Therapy Team Meet Rudy and Dr. Saul, two friends changing lives in the community with their heartwarming visits to those most in need of a smile.

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The Good Stuff Our favorite products from around Lancaster

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Pet Lover Marty & Walter, fated feline friends

BY SAMANTHA ST.CLAIR

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Community Interview with Dr. Bartlett, owner of Columbia Animal Hospital

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Meet the Breed A colorful bird, the blue & gold macaw

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Seasonal Summertime tips

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Rescue Highlight Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue

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Fun Focus Goat Races, a Lancaster County tradition

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Pet Places Quentin Riding Club

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Nutrition Prescription diets

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Health Safe camping with your canine

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Vet Insights Bloat Q&A with Dr. Hodges

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Behavior & Training Individual play for your pup

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Pet Services Information on various local businesses

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Around Lancaster Summer pet photos provided by LCP readers

Rudy

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Information Pet Resources and contact information

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LCP

The Source for Pet and Animal Information in Lancaster County, PA

LANCASTER COUNTY PET The Source for Pet and Animal Information in Lancaster County, PA

Publisher Cecilia Cove, LLC Editor in Chief Samantha St.Clair Art Director Sally Heineman Sales Helen Venesky Photographers Samantha St.Clair, Helen Venesky Contributors Bryan Langlois, DVM Dr. Nasir H. Shah, DVM Dr. Diane Hodges, DVM Published by Cecilia Cove, LLC PO Box 44, Marietta, PA 17547 717.406.7811 • lancastercountypet.com

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HARLEY FROM NOBLE HILL RESCUE “Harley is just one of many horses that Noble Hill has worked with. Like many of the retired driving horses they receive, Harley is a gentle, older horse with a lot of love to give.” LCP (Lancaster County Pet) is published quarterly and distributed throughout Lancaster County, PA. All content of this magazine, including design, photos and editorial content is Copyright©2016 by Cecilia Cove, LLC. All rights reserved. No reproduction of printed materials is permitted without the written consent of the Publisher. LCP is a registered trademark of Cecilia Cove, LLC.

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SUMMER VACATIONS WITH PETS THERE IS NOTHING QUITE LIKE CAMPING WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND. Lying beneath the stars, going on long hikes and playing on the beach with a pet makes for a dream vacation. No matter where your summer takes you, making your pet a part of your adventures will create memories you can cherish forever. My dogs have accompanied me on many vacations throughout my life. I have had dogs with me while touring Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas. We have seen national landscapes together. We have stayed in tents, campers, and cabins. We have had clear skies by campfires, and rainy nights nestled inside. I can surely say bringing a dog camping with me has always made my vacation time all the better. And for those who believe camping is only for dogs - think again! I have also had rats and rabbits join me on camping trips. If they enjoy being with you and don't mind traveling, pocket pets can be great road companions, too. If you decide to spend time this summer on the beach, you might like to read about some of the aquatic inhabitants that could call your home, their home in our feature on fish. If you explore the mountains, we hope you can bring a companion, and have tips available on how to be prepared to take your dog camping with you. Additionally, for those of you vacationing without your pet, we have tips on boarding and where you can leave your pet in good hands. After all, it wouldn’t be a vacation if you are worrying about your beloved companions the whole time! For those who cannot get away, there are still plenty of fun activities in Lancaster this summer. From equine events at the Quentin Riding Club to the Falmouth Goat Races, we have information on how you can get a mini vacation while staying close to home. With all of the fun activities and beautiful landscapes nearby, you don’t have to travel far to have a good time. Enjoy reading the stories and information provided in this edition of LCP. We hope you and your pets enjoy this summer, no matter how you spend it. Share your stories and photos with us and have a happy summer!

Samantha St.Clair editor@lancastercountypet.com

Throughout our magazine you’ll find informative bubbles.

HELPFUL TIP SEPTEMBER 24–25, 2016 ARE NATIONAL ALAPACA FARM DAYS. SUMMER 2016

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Pet Trends

TipS to Tails

PET TAGS THAT LOOK LIKE A DRIVER’S LICENSE!

HOUSE COMMITTEE APPROVES AMENDMENT TO PROTECT HORSES The U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to adopt an amendment to prevent the slaughter of horses for human consumption on U.S. soil.

Quick Facts About Pets

JAMES BUCHANAN’S NEWFOUNDLAND, LARA

DID YOU KNOW? Turtles have been on the earth for more than 200 million years. They evolved before mammals, birds, crocodiles, snakes and even lizards.

Healthy Snacks for Your Guinea Pig Guinea pigs cannot create their own vitamin C, which means they rely on their owners for supplements! In addition to store bought supplement treats, you can make your guinea pigs happy and healthy by providing fresh fruits and veggies that give additional nutritional benefits. Some options include dandelion greens (from an untreated lawn), parsley, red leaf lettuce, carrots, apples slices, and strawberries. Always introduce new foods slowly and monitor your pets' response to them.

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James Buchanan is our only president to have never married, but he did have a faithful companion, a 170-pound Newfoundland named Lara. The president brought Lara to the White House with him from his Wheatland estate. Lara would lay motionless for hours with one eye opened and one eye closed, always sure to keep a watchful view on her owner. In 1857, it was a rare sight to spot Newfies in the United States, and they are the largest First Dog to ever occupy the White House. (Image is courtesy of LancasterHistory.org.)

Cat Breed Stats as of 2016 1. The International Progressive Cat Breeders Alliance (IPCBA) recognizes 73 cat breeds 2. The International Cat Association (TICA) recognizes 58 cat breeds 3. The Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) recognizes 44 cat breeds 4. Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFe) recognizes 43 cat breeds


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Events

DAY OF HOPE & HELP FOR THE MILL DOGS

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9 MEET AND GREET THE GOLDENS DELAWARE VALLEY GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds dvgrr.org

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WEEKENDS IN AUGUST ROYAL DOG DAYS AT THE FAIRE PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE Mount Hope Estate & Winery 2775 Lebanon Road, Manheim parenfaire.com

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FELINE SOLUTIONS, LLC That Fish Place - That Pet Place 237 Centerville Road, Lancaster feline.solutions

16 PENNVET BLOOD DRIVE KPETS That Fish Place - That Pet Place 237 Centerville Road, Lancaster kpets.org

LOST PAWS OF LANCASTER That Fish Place - That Pet Place 237 Centerville Road, Lancaster lostpawsoflancaster.org

12-14 KEYSTONE CLUSTER DOG SHOW Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center 2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg hkc.org

16 1ST ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE HAPPY TAILS ANIMAL HOSPITAL 823 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster happytailslancaster.com

14 PLEASURE HORSE SHOW COLUMBIA RIDING CLUB 18th & Franklin Streets, Columbia columbiarc.org

20 FULL MOON TOUR PINTS FOR PUPS

WOLF SANCTUARY 465 Speedwell Forge Road, Lititz wolfsanctuarypa.org

27 MEET AND GREET KEYSTONE GREYHOUNDS That Fish Place - That Pet Place 237 Centerville Road, Lancaster keystonegreys.org

23 PINTS FOR PUPS HUMANE LEAGUE OF LANCASTER Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading 1729 N. 11th Street, Reading humaneleague.com

28 CROSS ROAD TACK HORSE SHOW CROSS ROAD TACK 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon crossroadshows.com

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10 DOBERMAN JAMBOREE 2016 Lancaster County Central Park E. Strawberry & Chesapeake, Lancaster dprpa.org

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DAY OF HOPE & HELP FOR THE MILL DOGS Buchanan Park Buchanan Street & Race Street, Lancaster puppymillawarenessaap.org

25 WOOF STOCK CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ANIMAL ALLIANCE Riverfront Park 701 North Front Street, Harrisburg cpaa.info

26 BUILDING A BOND WITH YOUR DOG DOGLICIOUS BAKERY LLC 90 W. Main Street, Lebanon dogliciousbakery.com

ONGOING EVENTS NAIL TRIM DAY // 1ST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH KEYSTONE PET PLACE 100 W. Main Street, Mount Joy keystonepetplace.com FARM AND SHOP TOURS KLEEN ACRES 390 Blue Lane, Columbia kleenacresfarm.com

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events@lancastercountypet.com For additional events, please visit us at lancastercountypet.com Events are subject to change. Please contact event host.

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The Great Debate: Saltwater or Freshwater Fish An introduction to the world of fish ownership written by Samantha St.Clair photographed by Samantha St.Clair

WHILE LANCASTER COUNTY IS KNOWN FOR ITS SERENE COUNTRYSIDES AND FARMING COMMUNITY, it is also known for its fish. People from across the country visit That Fish Place - That Pet Place for its huge selection of aquatic pets and supplies. With thousands of fish, live plants, corals and other aquatic creatures available so close to home, it only seems natural to want to start your own aquarium. So where to begin?

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CLOWNFISH GET THEIR NAME BECAUSE OF THEIR STRIPES AND THEIR BOUNCING MOVEMENTS, WHICH MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE CLOWNS!

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FIRST, YOU MUST BE PREPARED FOR CARE REQUIREMENTS. Different aquatic pets entail different levels of care and experience. The good news is, if you have your heart set on saltwater or freshwater, there are skill levels for anyone in each setup! FRESHWATER TANKS It doesn’t get much easier than having a small freshwater tank with a betta in it - and that is

PLUS, ONE SHOULDN’T FORGET ABOUT ALL OF THE FUN DECORATIONS AND ACCESSORIES THAT ARE AVAILABLE. DESIGNING A FRESHWATER TANK IS ONLY LIMITED BY YOUR SPACE AND IMAGINATION.

MORAY EELS COME IN A VARIETY OF COLORATIONS

FRESHWATER TANKS It doesn’t get much easier than having a small freshwater tank with a betta in it - and that is always a great starting point for new fish owners. Bettas come in a variety of colors and types and are one of the more eye-catching freshwater fish. But, if a single fish isn’t what you are dreaming of and you would prefer a larger setup with variety, don’t write freshwater tanks off. “There is a greater variety of fish and plants available for freshwater aquariums of any size,” Dave Acland, a marine biologist at That Fish Place - That Pet Place explained. “Many saltwater fish aren’t suited for smaller aquariums, so there are certainly fewer choices there.” While freshwater fish can’t quite compare to the bright color choices of saltwater fish, there are many options for the colorful fish fancier. Community fish are generally great for beginners. Glofish, which are genetically modified species of Danios, Tetras, and Barbs that are fluorescent under the right lighting, are popular choices. African cichlids are colorful, exotic choices, but are a bit harder to maintain since they require a specific water chemistry closer to that of their native waters to thrive.

THERE ARE MORE THAN 125 VARIETIES OF GOLDFISH NOW, WITH MANY HIGHLY PRIZED AND DESIRED BY BREEDERS, COLLECTORS, AND ENTHUSIASTS

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“It can be easily done. There are products out there that help with mimicking the natural environment of fish that require unique setups,” Acland said. However, there are plenty of easier and still beautiful options. Bringing out the vibrancy of freshwater fish relies on proper lighting. With colored LED lights and other lighting setups coming into play, people are discovering more ways to make their freshwater aquariums more attractive. Plus, one shouldn’t forget about all of the fun decorations and accessories that are available. Designing a freshwater tank is only limited by your space and imagination.


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For those who want more than just fish, there are a few options available, such as snails, crabs, frogs, and several types of plants. This is, however, an area where freshwater tanks are limited. “Saltwater is not just fish, and this is one of the big differences between the two.”

SALTWATER TANKS “Saltwater tanks have that exotic flare a lot of people are looking for in a tank,” Acland said. Combining fish with other creatures is the true beauty of saltwater communities. “There are a lot of interesting relationships between species such as the mutual symbiotic relationship between clownfish and anemones.” For those concerned that saltwater aquariums are difficult to keep, don’t worry. “I wouldn’t say saltwater tanks are much more difficult; they are just more time-consuming,” Acland explained. “Do you want a little garden or a big one? That’s what you have to ask yourself if you want to start a saltwater tank. ”When you only have fish in your saltwater aquarium, the DOGFACE PUFFER differences in equipment from saltwater to freshwater is minimal. However, there are additional requirements to keep in mind. More frequent water testing is a must, and cleaning tanks is more involved. Saltwater fish can also be picky eaters, so live or frozen food may be needed instead of the commercial pellet and flake food products most freshwater fish readily eat. When you start getting into other areas of saltwater aquariums, such as reef aquariums with live corals, greater skill levels are necessary. With commitment, it is certainly obtainable, just be aware there is also a price increase when your tank becomes more complex.

BUBBLE EYE GOLDFISH

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“Lighting, for example, is far more important when you go beyond just a fish tank, and can become costly.” Acland explained. To ensure the survival and prosperity of these varied creatures, you have to be prepared for increased commitments. Learning proper lighting and water requirements for a reef tank may take more time and dedication than a casual aquarium owner would want to pursue. There are fun, social hobbies attached to saltwater tanks that may be of interest to the aquarium enthusiast, though! Frag swaps, where people grow their own coral and exchange it, are one example. “We’ve been hosting frag swaps for six years, and the demographics for these events are huge,” Acland said, “it’s a pretty neat hobby.”

MAKING YOUR DECISION Probably the best decision is to go with whichever tank holds the IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN most attributes you enjoy! Both STARTING YOUR OWN FISH TANK, types of aquariums have their OR WANT TO EXPAND YOUR CURRENT individual perks. Whether SETUP, VISIT THAT FISH PLACE you’re going for an underTHAT PET PLACE AND SPEAK TO THE water garden freshwater KNOWLEDGEABLE STAFF IN THE FISH ROOM. tank or a coral reef replica ALTERNATIVELY, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT THATPETPLACE.COM AND BROWSE THE saltwater tank, the options PLETHORA OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE are nearly endless. “If there is a tank you want to get, you shouldn’t feel discouraged by your skill level. There are plenty of resources and help to ensure you start and maintain your tank the right way,” Acland said.

ONLINE. NO MATTER YOUR CHOICE IN AQUATIC PETS, YOU’LL SURELY BE ENTERTAINED AND ASTONISHED BY THE BEAUTIFUL ECOSYSTEMS YOU CAN CREATE IN YOUR HOME.

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+ THE GOOD STUFF

Our favoriteS Products from local businesses...

4 ELIVE’S READY-TREAT SCOOP LAUNCHER Easily launches tennis balls over 100 feet. The snap-tight handle compartment holds treats inside $12.99 Drake’s Pet Place 1874 Lincoln Hwy., Lancaster 717.290.1131

1 KITTY FUN BOPPER Made of flexible, woven material that makes it bounce. Flashing LED light inside the foam ball activates when tapped • $2.19 That Fish Place - That Pet Place 237 Centerville Rd., Lancaster 717.299.5691 • thatpetplace.com

3 FARNAM® ENDURE® SWEAT-RESISTANT FLY SPRAY FOR HORSES

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This highly effective oil-based fly spray won’t sweat off or dilute in wet conditions. Provides up to 14 days of fly control • $24.99 Keystone Pet Place 100 W. Main St., Mount Joy 717.492.0027 • keystonepetplace.com

5 SHIRES EQUESTRIAN WATERPROOF LITE TURNOUT BLANKET WITH “DOG” PRINT • $75.00 Cross Road Tack Shop 38 W. Main St., Lebanon 717.228.2502 • crossroadtack.com

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BASIC EARTH ESSENTIALS Serenity for Dogs will help reduce your pet’s stress and provides a calmness before bedtime or during bouts of anxiousness • Serenity 2 oz $12.00 / 8 oz $24.00 Basic Earth Essentials PO Box 6008, Lancaster 717.932.6899 • basicearthessentials.com Available online or at That Pet Place!

REMEMBRANCE PAW BAND Band with alternating paw prints. Prices vary. Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz 717.560.5100 • snyderfuneralhome.com

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Creating the Purrfect Family How rescue efforts change lives written by Samantha St.Clair

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eet Marty McFly and Walter, two adopted cats from different backgrounds who became best friends through the rescue efforts of a local animal lover, Tina Krueger. “We brought Marty home in June of 2011 after we lost our previous cat, Sammy.” Tina said. “My husband found him on Petfinder, and I had to say yes to adopting him. My husband is a huge Back to the Future fan and had the privilege of naming him.” While Marty didn’t replace Sammy, he did quickly become a part of the family. He came from a background of love and care in a foster home, and continued that life with Tina. Walter, also named after a favored television character, came from different origins as a stray kitten.

WALTER (LEFT) ENJOYS PLAYING WITH HIS TOYS INDOORS, WHILE MARTY (RIGHT) ENJOYS TIME OUTSIDE ON THE DECK WHEN THE WEATHER IS NICE!

She found him in her backyard hiding underneath a garage. With some patience and encouragement with food, Walter walked in her door and it was almost as though he had been there all along. While he is still shy with strangers due to his history, he fit right in with Tina's family. Rolling on top of her cabinets, getting brushed, and playing with Marty are a few of his favorite activities. He is also very talkative and confident in himself. “If you tell him he’s cute, he’ll puff up. He knows he is.” Marty is the more laid back of the two. He loves boxes and sunbathing. Like Walter, he also enjoys a good grooming, though he loves having his ears cleaned the most. Together, they bring out the true beauty of each other’s personalities.

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Tina loves how close they bonded despite their very different backgrounds. Lost cat Walter and foster cat Marty are best friends. They play together, clean each other, and take naps beside each other. “They are so much fun to watch, and don’t tell my other cats, but those two are my favorites,” she joked. Both cats were lucky to find their way into Tina’s life, as Tina is an animal enthusiast and huge supporter of local animal organizations. Currently, she volunteers with the Centerville Pet Rescue, a newer rescue organization in Lancaster. Her world revolves around helping others, and these two cats are no exception. Thanks to Tina, they are living their own television tale of two lost friends finding each other and their happily ever after.


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Team Rudy Willow Valley’s incredible therapy team of Dr. Saul and Rudy written by Samantha St.Clair photographed by Samantha St.Clair

RUDY SMILES JUST AS MUCH AS THE PEOPLE HE VISITS! RIGHT PAGE: (INLAY) RUDY LOVES TO GIVE KISSES (TOP) RUDY WEARS A VEST WITH HIS NAME AND CARRIES AN ID BADGE. (BOTTOM LEFT) DR. SAUL AND RUDY ARE RARELY APART. (BOTTOM RIGHT) RUDY KNOWS A VARIETY OF TRICKS THAT ENTERTAIN THOSE HE VISITS.

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udy is quite a show stopper. With his big, soft ears, comforting brown eyes, and easy-going personality, it is no surprise that he is well known around Willow Valley Communities where he lives with his mom and dad, Dr. Stanley and Sandy Saul. But this handsome boy is not just another pretty face: he shares his heart with hundreds of Lancaster County residents as a therapy dog. Everywhere he goes he brings joy to people around him, no matter what their situation is.

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While Rudy is perfect for the job, he did not always reside in the dog friendly Willow Valley Communities as a therapy dog. Prior to his home with Dr. Saul and Sandy, Rudy was in a rescue. Surrendered due to an unforeseen dog allergy in his previous home, Rudy did not have a certain future. Thanks to a knowledgeable Cocker Spaniel rescue, he was paired with his perfect family. Rudy was born to do therapy work, and Sandy, being a former dog trainer and counselor, could see that in his demeanor from the start. “His personality was so friendly and calm, I thought he’d be perfect for therapy work,” Sandy said. With Dr. Saul being a retired urology surgeon, hospital visits were something he missed, and Rudy created the perfect doorway for him to return to familiar settings. Of course, Dr. Saul had never gone to work with a dog beside him, and therapy work wasn’t the same as being a surgeon. Teamwork ensued to bring them to where they are today. Rudy and Dr. Saul attended a six-weekend course with KPETS to gain their I.D. number to begin therapy work. Every two years they must be reevaluated. Rudy was trained to handle a variety of situations, such as accommodating people in wheelchairs by gently placing his front paws on their laps so they can reach him. “I tell Rudy we are going to make our rounds,” Dr. Saul said. Just as he had done in his career, Dr. Saul walks through the halls of local hospitals and helps patients in any way he can. Some people request Rudy’s visitations, or sometimes the nurse’s station informs the duo of anyone who is looking to receive canine therapy. If no one is seeking such services, the pair is happy to sit in the lobby and provide comfort to anyone passing through. “Petting Rudy takes people’s minds off why they are in the hospital,” Dr. Saul said. They frequently visit cancer patients, kids, and supportive living communities or senior living communities. However, Rudy is most popular at Willow Valley Communities. As an ever growing dog-friendly community, it’s the perfect place for them to live. “People here know us not by our names, but as Rudy’s mom and dad,” Sandy said with a laugh. “Everyone knows who Rudy is.” Of course, neither of them mind that they are known for their lovable canine. Rudy brings much joy to everyone he meets including the neighbors and friends he sees on his daily walks around Willow Valley Communities. While Rudy loves nothing more than spending time with people, he also enjoys welldeserved relaxation between workdays. Dr. Saul and Sandy provide him with plenty of doggy needs, such as play time.

“He has a b-a-l-l that he loves to play with. I have to spell it out because he knows what I’m talking about.” Sandy smiled. “He’ll play with it all by himself while we’re at home. He has even invented a game where he drops it in our shoes and then figures out how to get it back out. He also has a stuffed puppy that he treats like his baby. It’s always important to give him time to be a dog.” Dr. Saul and Rudy make their rounds frequently, though often take a day or two of a break between visiting days. If they didn’t set limitations, they could be busy all the time. Of course, busy time for them is very rewarding. In a way, the whole experience is therapy to Dr. Saul himself. “I enjoy having Rudy. He keeps me active.” Whether visiting neighbors at Willow Valley Communities or traveling to local hospitals, the real reward of the whole experience is helping those who need it most. People who are possibly at the worst moments of their lives receive some of the best moments of their recent days when Rudy brings his uplifting spirit into their rooms. Dr. Saul knows that Rudy’s happiness is contagious, and there is nothing that either of them enjoys more about their work than seeing the smiles it creates. “If we can make people’s lives better for even a few minutes a day, then we’ve succeeded.” Willow Valley Communities is a 55+ Senior Living Community with amenities including a Cultural Center with fitness and aquatics centers, day spa, art gallery, and a theater, a Clubhouse with a golf simulator, sports center, bowling alley, vintage arcade, outdoor tennis courts and swimming pool. Willow Valley’s comprehensive Lifecare Agreement provides long-term care, as needed, at no additional cost. And of course, a dog park is also available.

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DR. BARTLETT WITH A RESCUED CAT, SAMMY, WHO IS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.

Q&A Dr. Robert Bartlett (Owner of Columbia Animal Hospital) written by Samantha St.Clair

COLUMBIA ANIMAL HOSPITAL provides the best possible pet care through the use of advanced surgical and medical procedures. Since opening in 1972, the practice has treated a variety of animals with a multitude of ailments. Whether your dog is ill or your ferret needs a checkup, you can be assured your pet is in knowledgeable, compassionate hands. The same commitment of providing quality care continued when Dr. Bartlett became the owner of Columbia Animal Hospital in 2005.

LCP: What made you interested in becoming a veterinarian? RB: I admired the vets that worked on our animals when I was a child and appreciated watching them do their work. I thought it would be a great way to help pets and people. I also love science and technology, so I knew it was a perfect fit for me! LCP: How do you strive to provide the best care for your clients? RB: My caring staff puts the pets and owners first. By doing a thorough physical exam, learning the pet’s history, performing diagnostic tests & providing the best surgical and medical care possible, we help pets recover. Excellent communication and knowing when to give referrals to specialists when necessary are also essential components. Attention to detail at all times is critical.

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LCP: What are your favorite animals to treat? RB: Dogs, cats… I’ve worked with cows and horses, too. I also enjoy working with ferrets, guinea pigs, rabbits and believe it or not, rats. I like them all! LCP: What do you love about your job? RB: Making pets better and seeing clients’ faces light up when they get to see their pet recover. There is nothing better than that, and I think that’s what all veterinarians enjoy most about the job!

More about DR. BARTLETT M EDUCATION: Dr. Bartlett graduated from the University of Tennessee’s Veterinary program in 1988. He continues learning through annual meetings on surgical and medical topics.

M HOME: He moved to Lancaster from upstate New York in 2005. To him, Lancaster is now home, and he enjoys the friendly people in the community.

M PETS: After a day at work, he has seven furry friends to greet him. They include a labradoodle, a cocker spaniel/lab mix, and five cats.

M HOBBIES: When he’s not practicing

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medicine, Dr. Bartlett enjoys taking trips to the beach, golfing, and fishing.


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Blue and Gold Macaw written by Samantha St.Clair

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here are many reasons why blue-and-gold macaws are among the most popular of the large macaws as pets. They are intelligent, beautiful, exotic and playful. With all of this wrapped into a bright blue and gold package, you may be thinking you’d like to give ownership a try. However, there is a lot to consider before starting a flock. These beautiful birds originated from swampy areas of South America, where most of their habitat is now gone. Today, many call our homes their homes - and when paired with the right human companions, they and their owners live wonderful lives together. They have a great sense of humor and will keep themselves and their owner entertained with their antics for many years. In fact, they live to be around 60 years old and often outlive their owners. During those years, ongoing training and bonding is a must. Because of their intelligence, they will push boundaries to see which rules they can break. Sometimes that can be a joy of owning them, as they will always keep their owners on their toes! Teaching them tricks can provide mental stimulation and will help curb bad behaviors of bored birds. The basics they should know is how to “step up”, “step down”, and play on their play gyms by themselves. Beyond that is all of the fun training, such as teaching them to talk, “turn around”, “wave”, and “retrieve” among other commands. While they can be extraordinary, lifelong companions, blue-and-gold macaws are not suited for every family. In fact, they do not make typical “family” pets. They tend to bond closely with one person. As a high maintenance pet, daily attention is necessary to maintain a strong relationship between bird and owner. Providing them with proper socialization, toys, food, training, clean water, and a clean environment are all essential parts of caring for them. For the casual owner, it may be a lot to manage. In the right circumstances, birds are excellent friends. The blue-and-gold macaw can be a great bird for beginner bird owners since they tend to be more easy-going, though every situation differs. Adopting an older bird is recommended, as it is easier to form a permanent bond with them in comparison to birds that have not reached maturity. Do your research before committing to any animal. If you are ready for a dash of blue and gold in your home after thorough research, you will have a longterm companion that will keep your days lively and fun!

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M Information provided by Lynne Rothweiler, founder of the Feathered Sanctuary Exotic Bird Rescue.


The Complete Canine Center, LLC The Complete Canine Center, LLC is a premium care and training facility for dogs and their owners located in Landisville. The center is committed to making dog owners’ lives better, and offers a broad range of services which include: daycare, private and group training, salon grooming and mobile grooming. Vernetta Julian, Holly Scott, and Katie Errigo opened the 5,400 square foot, fully turfed facility in December 2013. The three owners, along with their staff, are dedicated and knowledgeable with decades of experience in the industry. The Complete Canine Center was named Favorite Groomer and Runner-up Kennel in LNP’s 2015 Readers' Choice Awards.

ensure the safety and happiness of all canines within the facility. Attending daycare, even just once or twice a week, can allow an outlet for your pet’s boundless energy and has proven to limit the risk of inappropriate and sometimes destructive behaviors.

Dog Daycare: Does your dog have energy to spare? Does he play well with others? Lacks any medical conditions that would prohibit active play? If so, your furry family member may be a perfect candidate for doggie daycare! Daycare is supervised by an educated and experienced staff to

Grooming: The center offers a full-service grooming salon using premium products and the latest equipment available for dogs of all breeds and sizes. Grooming is scheduled by appointment only, with Saturday appointments available. Choose from a variety of packages, including a

Contact them today for a personalized meet and greet with you and your dog, and to view the facility. simple touch up, nail dremmel, and teeth cleaning or go with a complete groom and full spa treatment. Training: The Complete Canine Center only uses positive, reward-based methods of training. Their instructors have years of experience in their chosen disciplines and want to help you achieve your goals for your dog, whether it be to compete in highlevel agility, or to have a dog that walks on a loose leash. They currently offer: Puppy Lifestyles, Basic Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, Beyond the Basics, Canine Good Citizen testing, and Agility.

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Summertime The Northwest River Trail is the perfect place to take a scenic stroll with your dog and enjoy the peaceful outdoors. This trail is a fourteen-mile, multi-use, public recreation trail along the beautiful Susquehanna River. Walk or ride from Columbia to Falmouth for a day’s adventure.

LOUD NOISES THIS SUMMER Some dogs may experience fear during a thunderstorm or fireworks... take extra steps to reduce anxiety and keep them safe.

Columbia: Located at the most southerly trailhead is The Columbia River Park. This park includes a picnic area, a boat landing, and a new and attractive visitor information building that provides the history of the trail, all located conveniently for your use. You will find a helpful staff member can answer any questions about the trail. Chickie’s Rock County Park: This trailhead is at the south end of the county park. One of the unique attractions of this area is the Rock Point Tunnel, an old railroad tunnel carved through solid rock. Hiking around Kerbaugh Lake, which consists of woodlands and natural meadows, you will enjoy the bridge over Chickie’s Creek and the remains of anthracite-fired iron furnaces, which were used during the industrial era of the mid-1800’s. The East Donegal Township part of the trail offers pristine woodlands and spacious farmland. The Conoy Township leg runs through both Bainbridge and Falmouth. The most scenic areas of the trail are the White Cliffs of Conoy and the Conewago Falls. You will also find the river potholes and breath taking views off the York Haven Dam. At the final, northern end of the trail, you will find the Fisherman’s Wharf access area. This is a hair south of Falmouth, home of the famous goat races. It is a mandatory, posted law to keep your canine friend on a lead at all times while on the trail. Be sure to bring plenty of water for your furry friend as summer temperatures may cause over-heating even on a short jaunt.

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It’s best to leave your cat at home during vacations. They can become scared, lost or even develop behavior problems when out of their enviroment. Hire a knowledgeable pet sitter to take care of your beloved cat while you are away. You will be happy knowing they are safe, and your cat will be comfortable remaining in familiar surroundings.

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Breeds such as Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Pekingese, Boxers, Shih Tzus and French Bulldogs are less tolerant of heat, so limit exercise to the coolest part of the day and provide lots of water.


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Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue A sanctuary and rehabilitation center for Goldens in need written by Samantha St.Clair photographed by Samantha St.Clair

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“It was like divine intervention when we found this property,” Robin Adams, founder of DVGRR said. “We wanted to have a single place to house the dogs instead of relying on foster homes, and this property came up for sale close to my home at just the right time.” In September of 2000, Golden Gateway was born thanks to the generosity of Golden lovers. Having a single site to house the dogs allows for them to receive quality one on one time, individualized training, and veterinary care in one organized location. They can also house 60 dogs consistently, which means more lives are saved. A tour through DVGRR leaves you in awe at the amount of time and thought that went into Golden Gateway’s design. The facility is a rescue’s dream. Whether the dogs are coming from owner surrenders, puppy mills, or Dead Dog Beach in Puerto Rico, they are provided with an atmosphere that feels like home. When dogs first arrive at DVGRR, they receive optimal veterinary care. They are given a physical examination, as well as diagnostic testing to ensure any health problems are found upon entry. Additionally, full dental cleanings and grooming services are provided. Training is also extensive, depending on the needs of the dog. There is plenty of fun time after care needs are met, as each dog is given 6 outdoor sessions a day. 24 LANCASTER COUNTY PET

“When we adopt out a dog, we want to disclose any problems they may have,” Robin said. Because of the health checks and regular handling and training, DVGRR is able to do that. The DVGRR team is diligent about pairing the right dog with the right home. If they can find the right home the first try, the dogs do not have to go through the stress of getting bounced in and out of homes. With approximately only 1% of adopted dogs returning, it goes to show that their adoption process truly works.

The efforts of DVGRR would not be possible without the help of their team of volunteers and supporters.

magine a place where dogs get to play ball in large open fields, sniff the grass on casual walks and receive spa treatment and top notch veterinary care - it sounds like a dog’s dream. You may not imagine this is a rescue, but that’s exactly what is being described. Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue (DVGRR) in Reinholds provides quality care for Golden retrievers, Labradors, doodles and other similar mixes while they are rehabilitated or waiting for their forever homes.

The beauty of DVGRR is that they have an excellent model of canine care and growth. They also have friendly, dedicated staff that exude happiness much like the Goldens in their care. Every tail at Golden Gateway wags as you pass by kennels or watch dogs playing outside. While the dogs do live in a rescue’s paradise, they want nothing more than a permanent home where they can cuddle on the couch, play ball and be part of a family. The efforts of DVGRR would not be possible without the help of their team of volunteers and supporters. There are many ways you too can help - whether shopping from their on-site boutique, Pap’s Place, volunteering, donating, or attending their many events throughout the year. If you are interested in adopting from DVGRR or learning more about the program and how you can help, visit them online at: dvgrr.org


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DELAWARE VALLEY GOLDEN RETRIEVER RESCUE CARES FOR DOGS OF ALL AGES, BACKGROUNDS AND PERSONALITIES. INCLUDED IN THE MIX ARE DOGS FROM PUREBRED GOLDENS, TO DOODLES, TO GOLDEN MIXES FROM THE STREETS OF PUERTO RICO. WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A LAID BACK SENIOR OR AN ENERGETIC YOUNGSTER, THERE ARE MANY DIVERSE CANINES AVAILABLE THROUGH DVGRR. FINDING A COUCH POTATO, CUDDLE BUG, OR STAR ATHLETE IS EASY - JUST VISIT THEIR ADOPTABLE DOGS LIST!

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Get Ready, Get Set, Goat! Wrap up your summer with the Falmouth Goat Races written by Samantha St.Clair

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othing says country charm like goat races. Situated in the beautiful countrysides of Lancaster County is the small town of Falmouth. Well known for its annual goat races, this town attracts thousands of visitors from across the country and beyond every September.

runners and crowd enveloped by the fun atmosphere is what it’s all about. With a youth and adult division, everyone in the family can get involved. Also, while the human members of the community surely have fun, do not worry, the goats do too!

“It’s a family-friendly event that is a lot of fun for everyone,” said Nancy PuttHower, President of the goat races for 26 years. “People set their vacations around coming to the races, and they come from out west and even Canada.”

“I love the whole event,” Nancy said. “You get to see everybody you don’t see other times. A lot of people come every year. My whole family is always involved in the event. It gives our community a reason to get together and have fun.”

It all started as a joke and wound up becoming a staple to the town’s growth. It is easy to see why people have fallen in love with the charm of goat racing. After all, who can look at people laughing and running with their goats and not smile and laugh along with them? Even better, this is not all the annual event has to offer. There is also a goat parade held before the races, where goats get dressed up and flaunt their stylish accessories. Food, live music and entertainment, and community craft stands bring it all together.

Whether you live near or far away, everyone is invited to become part of the goat racing family - as casual viewers, runners, or even volunteers. Do not hesitate to attend and have the time of your life. Entry to the event is free, all you have to pay is a minimal parking fee that helps support the community. If you want to participate in the race, there is a 5$ registration fee. Come on out and show your support this September - you won’t be disappointed in all the kidding around these goats and their handlers have to offer for your entertainment!

Of course, part of the fun is joining the races yourself, and thankfully you don’t even need to own a goat to do so! Goats are available to rent from locals, so you can make a new best friend and running buddy the day of the event. Winning or losing isn’t a priority here - having the

MORE INFORMATION M Falmouthgoatrace.org

September 24, 2016 Breakfast starts at 6:00 with races beginning at 11am

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Quentin Riding Club A charming location for horses and horse lovers

THE FIRST HORSE SHOW WAS HELD ON JULY 2, 1896. THE CHOSEN LOCATION WAS THE DEVON RACE TRACK AND POLO GROUNDS IN DEVON, PA.

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ith only around 500 residents, most wouldn’t think of the unincorporated town of Quentin, PA as a hub of history and horses. However, Quentin shares a history so strong that it was part of a major tragedy in the United States. Interestingly enough, these significant events are intertwined with equine foundations in the area. In 1918, Quentin Roosevelt, son of President Theodore Roosevelt, died while serving in the United States Air Service. The loss struck the entire nation, as Quentin, much like his father, was loved by many. In honor of Quentin, the small town of Bismarck, PA would soon have its name changed thanks to the efforts of William J. Noll. Noll was a Lebanon County Commissioner and the first president of the Quentin Volunteer Fire Company. When the name changed to Quentin, Teddy Roosevelt sent a letter to Noll to thank him, which is still in the possession of the Quentin Lions Club. Noll lived with his wife, Rachael, on the very property the Quentin Riding Club exists on today.

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The club began with a meeting on June 1st, 1934 when Harry Harkins led a discussion on acquiring property suited for the housing of riding horses. It was decided that the W.C. Freeman Hackney farm would be purchased. They also created a corporation at the meeting, known as Maplewood Farms Inc., which consisted of H.H. Harkins as President, Will Harkins as vice president, and C.M. Erdman as secretary-treasurer. Later, on November 12, 1934, the Noll house was added to the club’s properties. Starting in 1935, major improvements to the club began. Stalls were upgraded with automatic watering fountains, trees and other shrubbery were planted and brownstone columns donated to give the grounds a more elegant and comforting atmosphere. The dining room opened in August of 1935, and on August 2nd, 1935, the Quentin Riding Club became chartered “to foster, encourage and promote the breeding and training of horses, riding, horsemanship and social and athletic activities.”

ROOSEVELT ALSO SENT TO QUENTIN TOWN OFFICIALS A SILVER MEMORIAL CUP, 1918, WHICH BECAME THE PROPERTY OF THE QUENTIN VOLUNTEER FIRE CO. COURTESY OF THE LEBANON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

The first show in 1934 had only a few entries other than club members. Now, Quentin hosts Labor Day shows with more than 650 entries that thousands of people come to view. Children and grandchildren of the founders still participate in shows, carrying on the legacies of their families. Visit one of the Quentin Riding Club’s several shows throughout the year - you won’t be disappointed in sharing the experience many have enjoyed in the history of our local riding club.


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Prescription Diets A brief history of the development and importance of prescription pet foods written by Dr. Nasir H. Shah

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et foods, particularly for dogs and cats, are considered to have a long history of research and development. Dogs have been living with humans for at least 10,000 years. The first dog biscuits, now known as milk bones, were produced and sold in 1860 by James Spratt, an American living in London, England. The first canned food, Ken-LRation, was produced in Illinois. Purina introduced dry food for dogs and cats in the late 1950's. A 2008 survey in the U.S. and Australia revealed more than 90% of dogs and approximately 99% of cats received half of their dietary intake from a commercially manufactured pet food. Dry kibble is most commonly fed to dogs and cats. There are many myths and misconceptions leading owners to feed their pets unconventional diets e.g. 1 - Large breed puppies should be fed an adult maintenance diet to prevent developmental orthopedic disease. 2 - Dry diets cause Gastric Dilatation Volvulus. 3 - Feeding

brews yeast or onion or garlic powder for flea prevention. 4 - Raw diets are better because they are considered natural. 5 Gluten free diets are healthier for dogs and cats. 6 - By-products are poor quality ingredients. 7 - Feeding dry food to cats and dogs causes Diabetes Mellitus because of high carbohydrate content. The commercial companies consider NRC (National Research Council) energy requirements for dogs to formulate balanced dog food using high quality ingredients of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, omega fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. Many commercial diets are available for dogs and cats to fulfill routine feeding of pets, but a prominent break through is the Prescription or Therapeutic diets available through veterinarians. These diets are used for special health conditions. Diagnosed through a veterinarian, these foods require a prescription. It is obvious that good nutrition plays an important role in preventative health care as well as in management of various

CATS TEND TO NOT DRINK AS MUCH WATER AS THEY SHOULD. DRIPPING WATER FROM A FAUCET WILL TEMPT THEM.

medical conditions. Therapeutic diets help in many nutrient sensitive disorders such as allergies, dental diseases, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, obesity, gastrointestinal disorders, pancreatitis, liver disorders, heart disease, kidney disease, dermatopathies, urolithiasis, osteoarthritis, cognitive disorders and feline thyroid disease. Information on any diet for dogs and cats can be obtained from veterinary clinics, pet food manufacturers e.g. Hills, Purina, Royal Canin, or Iams. American Animal Hospitals Association (AHHA) and World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) have developed nutritional assessment guidelines everypeteverytime.com/nutrition.assesment. These diets are more expensive than regular commercial pet food, but very useful for related health issues.

DR. NASIR H. SHAH, DVM is the owner of Red Rose Pet Care Center in Lancaster. redrosepetcarecenter.com

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Safe Camping With Your Canine written by Bryan Langlois, DVM

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hh….the great outdoors. As the summer season comes upon us again, many people turn to that “get off the grid” method of relaxation: camping. Many of us also take our canine companions along. Most dogs love to go camping and hiking during this time of year. While generally a safe endeavor for you and your pooch, there are some things you can do to prepare your dog to have a great time.

RYKA, a Boxer Mix, is from the Lancaster County SPCA. If you’re in need of a “furever” camping buddy, visit the Lancaster County SPCA and find your new best friend.

Make sure you take your dog to your vet for a local check-up before departing. Your vet can make sure there are no issues that would make it unadvisable for Fido to come along and also make sure he/she is up to date on all the necessary vaccinations. Rabies is the big one that everyone worries about, but being in the woods means the dangers of diseases like Lyme and Leptospirosis are a risk. Both of these conditions have vaccines that you can get for your dog before departing, so be sure to check with your vet.

Check with your vet about having a “first aid” kit for your pet made up. This should include things that will help them temporarily should an injury or illness occur. It should also have a supply of any medications your dog needs for the trip. Having the name and number of the veterinarian that is nearest to where you will be camping as well as a current copy of your dog’s vet records on hand is also of crucial importance. Bringing along a couple of old socks and an old tee shirt works great in a pinch to cover up an injury on a paw or other part of the body.

It is very wise to make sure your dog has a microchip implanted if they don’t already. While having a strong collar and tags is always good, those can break and fall off. A dog that may be very well behaved at home could become so excited, or even scared, by their new surroundings that they may run off. A microchip is a permanent form of ID and is the best way to be re-united.

With camping comes the ever present risk of fleas and ticks and the risk of disease transmission or possible allergic skin responses. Make sure your dog has current flea and tick prevention before camping. Talk with your vet about the best kind depending on where you will be, and remember your vet is always the best place to get the most effective flea and tick preventative medications.

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Finally, remember that the summer months mean that the heat is on. Always make sure that your dog has shaded areas and plenty of fresh, cool water to drink. Sometimes, in their excitement, dogs will over exert themselves. Always be on the lookout for heat stress and heat stroke in your dog. These signs can include excessive panting, stumbling or lack of coordination, and seizures, which can lead to death. If you see any of these signs in your dog be sure to get veterinary help immediately! Here’s to hoping you all have an exciting summer exploring the great outdoors with your faithful friends!

BRYAN LANGLOIS, DVM is the Medical Director at Pet Pantry of Lancaster County, PA. He also serves as a Board of Trustees Member of PVMA and The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation, AVC 2005.


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the condition occurring again are VERY HIGH. Therefore, surgery is necessary. The surgery is called a gastropexy, and the goal is four fold: 1. to completely decompress the stomach of its contents, 2. rotate the stomach back into a normal position, 3. if the condition has been severe enough, a portion of the stomach may need to be removed due to the tissue dying from lack of a blood supply, and 4. the stomach needs to be attached or tacked to the inside of the belly wall so as to prevent the rotation condition from occurring again. How can I prevent bloat from happening to my dog? In breeds that are high risk, I recommend a preventative gastropexy be performed. This is tacking the stomach to the inside of the belly wall to prevent the stomach from rotating. The dilation can still occur, but the rotation cannot, and that is the deadliest part. The procedure can often times be done when the pet is being spayed or neutered. It could also be performed if the pet is under anesthesia for some other abdominal surgery.

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Bloat

DR. HODGES (Happy Tails Animal Hospital) What is bloat in dogs and how serious is it? The medical term for bloat is called gastric dilatation and volvulus. In dogs, it is a condition of the stomach where gas, water, or food (or mixture thereof) causes the stomach to stretch to a larger than normal size. Once the stomach is stretched, it has a tendency to rotate on itself. After rotation, the material inside the stomach cannot escape. This twisting motion also cuts off the blood supply to the stomach. This condition is EXTREMELY PAINFUL AND LIFE THREATENING! It can cause death within hours if it is not recognized and treated immediately.

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What risk factors increase the likelihood of bloat occurring? Bloat typically occurs in large and giant breed dogs that have a deep chest. This does not mean that it cannot occur in other breeds as well. Other factors that increase risk include: feeding one large meal per day, eating a meal or drinking a lot of water before or after playing/

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running, a history of the condition in the family (dam, sire or littermates have had bloat), eating rapidly or from an elevated food bowl, being underweight, and being older. What are the warning signs of bloat? Hypersalivation; a hunched or arched position when standing, or repetitively going into the “prayer” position; restlessness (pacing and/or panting); a large, distended abdomen (belly looks suddenly large); retching, attempting to burp, or “vomiting” but nothing or very little white foam is being produced.

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Dogs that have developed bloat are very critically ill patients. Owners need to seek medical attention immediately if they think they have a dog with bloat. The diagnosis is made by an x-ray of the stomach. If the patient is treated medically- the pet is stabilized and the stomach is decompressed without surgery to tack it, then the chances of

What are some breeds that have a higher than average risk for developing bloat? M Great Danes M Weimaraners M Saint Bernards M Setter-type breeds (Irish, Gordons) M Retriever-type breeds (Labs, Goldens) M Doberman Pinschers M German Shepherds M Mastiff-type breeds


Humane Pennsylvania believes that the best way to keep pets happy and healthy at home is to make sure they have access to high quality and affordable veterinary care! Humane Veterinary Hospitals Lancaster and Reading are open to the public and accepting new patients! 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 826-9762 lancaster@hvhospitals.org 1801 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604 (610) 921-VETS (8387) reading@hvhospitals.org

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“We have wonderful dogs that love people but not always other dogs.” – Gail

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Choosing the Right Environment

written by Samantha St.Clair

Every pet is different - and that’s ok! Find what makes your dog wag their tail

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daycare kennel is the perfect place to see the vast personalities of our canine companions. Located in Lititz, Gochenauer Kennels is a temporary home away from home to an array of canines that, for one reason or another, enjoy time with humans more than other dogs. The kennel saw a need for a daycare that uses individual play to keep pets occupied while their owners are away. “We have wonderful dogs that love people but not always other dogs,” said Gail, the kennel manager at Gochenauer Kennels. “And that’s ok. It makes us happy

to provide an environment where these dogs can thrive.” While group play works well for many dogs, there are also many pet parents who prefer an individualized routine. Individual play environments are great for dogs who are fearful or aggressive around other dogs, who are recovering from injuries, or who are older and not up to speed with the younger dogs anymore. Whatever the reason for a dog not participating in group play, they are still wonderful companions. The great news is they do not need play groups to be happy!

Physical and mental stimulation are key to healthy, well-adjusted dogs. Many activities are available to enrich the lives of our pups. Whether your dog likes to mosey along sniffing the grass, or likes to do tricks or run laps, finding what they love to do is an important step in maintaining their comfort and happiness. It is easy for human companions to provide these activities. Their social time with people is just as important as any social opportunities they have with other pets. For some, playing with other animals just isn’t for them and the pet parents have another option available when they need daycare for their pet. “We’re thrilled to offer a fun and safe environment that provides dogs with their own individual space,” Gail said. “Every dog is different, and we love them all for their differences.” The notion of a pack of dogs simply doesn’t apply to every canine - as many are happiest among human friends!

Written in partnership with Gochenauer Kennels 717.569.6151 gochenauerkennels.com

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Sit and Stay

MALE RABBITS ARE REFERRED TO AS “BUCKS” AND FEMALE RABBITS ARE REFERRED TO AS “DOES.”

Below are just a few of the many businesses in the area DAYCARE

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When looking for a fantastic place for your four-legged friend to frolic and socialize, these reputable kennels provide a safe and healthy environment.

You will find these experienced and passionate pet care professionals are happy to watch over your furry family members.

Gochenauer Kennels, Inc. 995 Fruitville Pike • Lititz, PA 17543 717.569.6151 gochenauerkennels.com

Deb’s Pet Buddies Lititz, PA 17543 717.283.4438 debspetbuddies.com

Kieffer’s Kennel Boarding and Grooming 520 W 28th Division Hwy • Lititz, PA 17543 717.626.6961 kiefferskennel.com

Peace of Mind, LLC Lancaster and Lititz areas 717.435.6241 peaceofmindllc.net

Tips for Finding the Perfect Pet Sitter for your Family

Playful Pups Retreat 850 Milton Grove Road N. Elizabethtown, PA 17022 717.689.3408 playfulpupsretreat.com

Hire a PROFESSIONAL who:

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Is insured and bonded, has proof of a clear criminal background check, is a member of a professional organization such as Pet Sitters International, has references and testimonials from clients. Has years of experience with animals, genuine love of animals and has access to continuing education.

Has a back up plan is case of emergencies or inclement weather.

Is willing to set up a meet and greet, has a service contract to record all your pet’s details and has a system in place to communicate with you while you are away.

Has policies, which you agree with and the availability, which works for your needs.

Pet Sitter Tips courtesy of Cara Frantz of Once Upon a Dog Tail, LLC onceuponadogtail.com

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If your canine or feline friend is in need of some fur and nail styling, there is no shortage of passionate and professional groomers here in Lancaster.

D’tails 850 Milton Grove Road North Elizabethtown, PA 17022 717.361.8245 facebook.com/Dtails2011 Drake’s Pet Place 1874 Lincoln Hwy E • Lancaster, PA 17602 717.290.1131 facebook.com/Drakes-Pet-Place That Groom Room 237 Centerville Road, Suite A Lancaster, PA 17603 717.484.9758 thatpetplace.com/that-groom-room-menu Pause Awhile With Samantha 680 Cloverleaf Road Elizabethtown, PA 17022 717.824.6152 facebook.com/pawsamantha

Petwatch Plus Pet Sitting Service 717.738.3370 petwatch-plus.com

AGILITY TRAINING If you are looking for an outdoor athletic activity that you and your canine family member can enjoy together, Dog Agility Training might be the perfect choice.

Dogsports 1200 Corporate Boulevard Lancaster, PA 17601 717.285.2320 dogsportstraining.net Oscar’s Pet Resort of Greenfield 521 Willow Road Lancaster, PA 17601 717.397.0726 oscarspetresort.com Rocky Creek Dog Agility 110 Hahnstown Road Ephrata, PA 17522 717.333.9507 / 717.738.3634 rockycreekdogagility.com The Complete Canine Center, LLC 99 Elmwood Avenue Landisville, PA 17538 thecompletecaninecenter.com 717.898.2565


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Duke in Mount Joy.

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Lincoln striking a pose at Chickie’s Rock.

Bella stretched out and cool in Lititz.

Chili's curiosity about birds in Mountville.

Holly is determined while participating in an event at Pooch Palooza in Maryland.

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Loving on Vinnie the Mini in East Petersburg.

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Pterodactyl, the rooster, is the man in Lititz.

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Pet resources

ANIMAL SUPPORT AGENCIES 2nd Chance 4 Life Rescue Foster network for dogs P.O. Box 549 Elizabethtown, PA 17022 2ndchance4liferescue.org BARK Borough Animal Response krew 43 N Clinton Street York, PA 17404 • 717.880.2957 westyorkbark.org Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Golden & Labrador retrievers rescue 60 Vera Cruz Road Reinholds, PA 17569 • 717.484.4799 dvgrr.org Doberman Pinscher Rescue of PA, Inc. All-volunteer, non-profit rescue 9203 Hickory Hill Road Oxford, PA 19363 dprpa.org Furever Home Adoption Center, Inc. All volunteer, no kill, cage free facility 5984 Main Street East Petersburg, PA 17520 • 717.560.6400 fureverhomeadoptioncenter.com Humane League of Lancaster County Shelter, Adopt, Educate & Protect 2195 Lincoln Highway E. Lancaster, PA 17602 • 717.393.6551 humaneleague.com Lancaster C.A.R.E.S Coalition for Animal Rescues, Education and Services 5984 Main Street East Petersburg, PA 17520 • 717.983.8878 lancastercares.org Lancaster County SPCA Shelter, humane care and adoptions of stray and unwanted animals 848 South Prince Street Lancaster, PA 17603 • 717.917.6979 lancasterspca.org Leo’s Helping Paws Assistance to dog rescue groups 1284 Wheatland Avenue Lancaster, PA 17603 • 717.475.9621 leoshelpingpaws.org

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Lair of Dragons Bird Rescue Lancaster, PA 17603 • 717.431.8599 lairofdragonsbirdrescue.com

EMERGENCY SERVICES Lost Paws of Lancaster Animal Rescue P.O. Box 551 Lititz, PA 17543 • 717.725.3136 lostpawsoflancaster.org

ORCA Organization for Responsible Care of Animals 401 East Orange Street Lancaster, PA 17602 • 717.397.8922 orcarescue.org

Operation Scarlet Shar-Pei rescue P.O. Box 8463 Lancaster, PA 17604 • 717.397.6362 operationscarlet.com

PETS Pet Emergency Treatment Services 930 North Queen Street Lancaster, PA 17603 • 717.295.7387 lancasterpetemergency.com

PAWS Cat Rescue No-kill animal rescue and spay/neuter Petsmart • 1700 Fruitville Pike Lancaster, PA 17601 • 717.957.8122 pawsofpa.org

THERAPY SERVICES

Pet Pantry of Lancaster County Helping avoid the surrender of a family pet due to the lack of resources 26 Millersville Road Lancaster, PA 17603 • 717.983.8878 petpantrylc.org

BIRD RESCUES Feathered Sanctuary Exotic Bird Rescue 1674 Kirkwood Pike Kirkwood, PA 17536 • 717.529.2966 featheredsanctuary.com

KPETS Pet Enhanced Therapy Services 630 Janet Avenue Lancaster, PA 17601 • 888.685.7387 kpets.org

WOLF RESCUE Wolf Sanctuary of PA 465 Speedwell Forge Road Lititz, PA 17543 • 717.626.4617 wolfsanctuarypa.org

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It is the mission of Happy Tails Animal Hospital to provide exceptional patient care through client education and complete health maintenance throughout the life of each pet. Our goal is to provide the very best preventative care not only to keep your pet healthy, but also to provide the highest quality medicine in times when your pet’s health is ailing. Below is a list of some of our hospital services. We are excited to show you all that we have to offer. We are proud of our hospital, and would love to take you on a “behind the scenes” tour upon your request. • • • •

Internal Medicine Surgery Dentistry Radiology

• Pet “drop-off” Service • Referral Consultation • Pharmaceuticals

823 Rohrerstown Road Lancaster, PA 17601 (717) 393-TAIL (8245)

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 8AM-7PM Thursday-Friday 8AM-6PM Every other Saturday 8AM- 12 Noon

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www.happytailslancaster.com

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