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Grain Free!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Grain Free!

Does your cat or dog have allergies or sensitive skin? Do you have a very athletic dog? These are all great candidates for grain free pet foods. These foods use ingredients like sweet potatoes, oatmeal, and peas, which are mixed with proteins. This combination is easier for our pets to digest and is less prone to trigger or aggravate allergies. The higher concentration of proteins provides a longer source of energy for energetic animals. Available at One of A Kind, dog owners can purchase the Blue Buffalo Freedom line of food which is...

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Hot Times in the City

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Hot Times in the City

Hot summer weather is always welcome after a long, cold winter, but we need to take precautions with our pets. Flat faced animals, such as bulldogs, pugs, Pekinese and Persians are much more susceptible to overheating than other breeds. Keep these simple tips in mind: 1. Always provide fresh water, and shady place to get out of the sun. Keep them indoors in extreme heat. 2. Exercise them early in the morning or in the evening when it’s cooler. 3. Never leave your animals in a parked vehicle. 4. Consider giving your long-haired pet a...

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National Craft for Your Local Shelter Day

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Craft for Your Local Shelter Day

Crafters, grab your scissors! July 21st is National Craft for Your Local Shelter Day, and here is your chance to show us what you can do. Pet beds, blankets, rope toys, bandannas and more – all are welcome at One of A Kind. For ideas and tutorials, please visit http://www.sewdoggystyle.com. We look forward to seeing your creativity!

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Should Your Cat See The Vet?

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Should Your Cat See The Vet?

Knowing when your pet is not feeling well can be a tricky business – they aren’t good at giving signs, and even when they do you have to be observant enough to notice them. This is especially true with cats. A healthy cat is generally playful , well groomed, and their eyes should be bright, open wide, with no discharge. They should have good litter box habits, they should be eating well and drinking plenty of water. Their temperature should hover around 101 degrees. Their gums should be pink and their teeth free of tartar. A sick cat may...

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That Mosquito Bite Can Be Harmful!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

That Mosquito Bite Can Be Harmful!

With the constant rain we’ve been experiencing, it seems like mosquitoes are everywhere. Although your dog’s fur or hair can offer some protection against mosquito bites, he is still vulnerable in places where his skin is exposed. As with humans, a bite from a mosquito can result in an annoying itch, but it can also lead to heartworm disease. Heartworm disease is spread to dogs by mosquitoes. The heartworm parasite can cause injury to the lungs, arteries and the heart of an animal and can be fatal. Symptoms...

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Dog Bite Prevention Tips

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in the United States, millions of people are bitten by dogs every year. The number of recorded dog bite injuries is significantly higher in children than adults. Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs. The majority of these bites could have been prevented by following some simple tips: 1. Don’t run past a dog. Dogs naturally love to chase and catch things. Don’t give them a reason to become excited or...

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Are you prepared for a disaster?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Are you prepared for a disaster?

No one likes to think a disaster may happen, but when it does it is always best to be prepared. Whether you are facing a tornado, earthquake or fire, you need to be ready to take action quickly. Here are a few steps to help you get started: 1. Have a Plan. Your “all-family” plan needs to include how you will transport your animals in an evacuation, possible routes you will take and your destination/sheltering options. 2. Build a Kit. Don’t forget a photo of your pet, medical records, vaccination records, and any special food or...

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ID Tags

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

ID Tags

Every Day is Tag Day It’s a big, scary world out there for cats and dogs who are lost and alone. Even though you may think your pet would never run away – never be one of the lost ones cowering in a backyard or running across a busy street – the sad fact is that it can happen to any pet. Millions of dogs and cats are taken to animal shelters across the country as strays each year. According to the American Humane Association, only about 15% of dogs and 2% of cats who end up in animal shelters without an ID tag or microchip are...

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Poison Prevention

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Poison Prevention

Awareness is the key to preventing poisoning emergencies. This is a great time for pet owners to get educated about poison safety. A pet’s natural curiosity and smaller size make them especially vulnerable to accidental poisoning. Here are some tips especially for your pet: – Never give your pet human medications including pain relievers, vitamins or supplements. Store them where animals cannot accidentally get them. – Be aware that some human foods including grapes, raisins, chocolate, onions and garlic and alcohol can have dire...

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A Typical Day in the Neighborhood…

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015 in News & Events | 0 comments

A Typical Day in the Neighborhood…

To say there is never a dull moment at One of A Kind Pet Rescue may be understating it a bit. Last Friday, around 5:45pm, a 14-year-old girl came to the Adoption Center carrying a box of four puppies who were about three-four weeks old. These puppies were found on a sidewalk near her home, and all were injured with skin loss and puncture wounds on the scruff of their necks. After being evaluated by one of our veterinarians, Dr. Ring, they were quickly transported to a local animal hospital for emergency treatment. Unfortunately, one puppy...

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