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Walk your dog!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Walk your dog!

If you made a resolution this year to lose weight or exercise more, National Walk Your Pet Month is here to help you along! Use your common sense when walking, don’t let your dog jump into water if it’s freezing outside, and avoid sidewalks with chemical de-icer. Some chemical de-icers can be harmful to pets and your dog may ingest it later while licking its paws. If you do walk on it, give your pet’s paws a good rinse when you get home. If you want to do a good deed while walking, download the Walk For A Dog app by WoofTrax. You can...

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Feral Cat Myths

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Feral Cat Myths

We would like share some facts about feral cats: Myth: Feral cats lead short, miserable lives so it’s best to trap and euthanize them. Fact: Studies show that feral cats have about the same lifespan as pet cats. And they contract diseases at about the same rate. It is simply not humane to euthanize a healthy feral cat, and this practice does not reduce their populations over the long-term because other cats move in and start breeding. Myth: Feral cats are diseased and can make pet cats or people sick. Fact: Feral cats are generally healthy....

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Take your cat to the Vet!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in The Clinic | 0 comments

Take your cat to the Vet!

Your kids go to the pediatrician once a year, and you see your dentist every 6 months, so why aren’t people taking their cats to the veterinarian for routine care? According to the American Humane Society, cats go the veterinarian half as often as dogs and many people only take their cat to the vet when their cat is sick. Take Your Cat to the Vet Day  is a great reminder to make an appointment with your veterinarian. An annual exam should include: Physical Exam – to check for signs of illness. Your vet will also do a head-to-tail exam...

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Microchip your Pet!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Microchip your Pet!

Microchips are the only truly permanent method of identifying your dog or cat. Microchips greatly increase the chances that you’ll get your pet back if he/she is lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.” If you need to update your microchip information, here are your options: If you...

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Lyme Disease Prevention

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Medical Questions, The Clinic | 0 comments

Lyme Disease Prevention

The American Lyme Disease Foundation has declared April as Lyme Disease Prevention Month because spring is when Deer Ticks are surfacing across North America. Deer Ticks transmit Lyme disease infection when they bite a dog’s skin. Once it’s in the blood stream, the Lyme disease organism is carried throughout the body, generally settling into the joints. When a dog has Lyme disease, lameness and limping are common symptoms, as well as a high fever. However, because these and other Lyme disease symptoms may be delayed or go unrecognized,...

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Allergic to your Pet?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Allergic to your Pet?

An allergy is a sensitivity of your immune system to something that is ordinarily harmless. When your body tries to get rid of the allergen, you experience symptoms like sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and a runny, stuffy nose. Allergies caused by pollen and other allergens affect 40 million Americans and cost more than $1 billion in annual treatment costs. Typical allergens include pet dander, pollen, dust mites, and mold. If you’re allergic to cats or dogs, you are not allergic to their fur, but to the dander (dead skin cells) found in...

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Do you have a Poly Dactyl cat?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Do you have a Poly Dactyl cat?

A poly dactyl cat is a cat with a congenital physical anomaly called poly dactyly, a type of cat body-type genetic mutation that causes the cat to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws. Poly dactyl cats are not a specific breed, and the trait can be found among all breeds. Normal cats have a total of 18 toes, with five toes on each front paw and four toes on each hind paw. Poly dactyl cats may have as many as eight toes on their front and/or hind paws. Various combinations of anywhere from four to seven...

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National Dog Biscuit Day

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Dog Biscuit Day

February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day, also known as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. The history of canine treats shows that earlier versions were quite a bit different than today’s variety. Dog treats used to include stale, moldy bread, rotting leftovers and rock-hard biscuits made out of grain. But American James Spratt changed that on a trip to England in the mid-1800s when he saw hungry, stray dogs scavenging for leftover food. It wasn’t long before he developed a cake-like biscuit comprised of meat, grains and...

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Pet Dental Health

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in The Clinic | 0 comments

Pet Dental Health

Don’t turn your nose to your dog or cat’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well. Brushing is the best preventative to dental decay and many dogs and some cats will tolerate having their teeth brushed if the introduction to brushing is managed gently and gradually. Dental treats such as chews can also be effective by mechanically scraping the tooth surface. There are a number of signs that dental disease has...

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Heartworm can be prevented.

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in The Clinic | 0 comments

Heartworm can be prevented.

In support of the effort to fight heart disease, One of A Kind Pet Rescue would like to remind you that Heartworm disease in pets is easy to prevent, but difficult, and costly, to cure. Heartworm disease, so named because the adult worms live in the right side of the heart, continues to be a major problem for many species of animals. Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes, and thus are found throughout the world. A heartworm is a parasitic worm (Dirofilaria immitis) that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected animal. The worms...

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