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Furry Gifts

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Adoption | 0 comments

Furry Gifts

The holidays are always a popular time for welcoming a new furry friend into your family. There may not be a greater gift for homeless animals than to open your heart and home to them! As we do year-round, One of A Kind Pet Rescue has many wonderful companions available for adoption. But whether you are considering a new friend for you or someone else, remember that choosing an animal is a big decision and a lifetime commitment. Instead of bringing home an animal on your own, consider putting together and wrapping an “adoption...

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Adopt A Senior Pet

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Adopt A Senior Pet

Many adopters shy away from looking at senior animals, preferring younger pets or kittens and puppies. But senior animals are still able to offer a lot of life and love to any household, and there are many advantages to adopting a senior pet. To begin with, senior animals are already full-grown, so you don’t have the guessing game about their final size. Many senior animals already know commands, and most have already been housetrained. Seniors can be more laid back, and less likely to cause mischief or to chew or destroy household items....

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Shelter Appreciation Week

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Shelter Appreciation Week

This is a great time of year to reach out to the local shelters and rescue groups in your area and show your appreciation for their tireless work and dedication. Here are some tips from the Humane Society of the United States to get you started: – Say “thanks!” Take a minute to express your gratitude to the people who work at your local shelter or rescue group. If you’ve adopted a pet from one of them, show how well your pet is doing by sharing an updated picture via a letter, email, or posting it on their Facebook...

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National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

National Pit Bull Awareness Day

National Pit Bull Awareness Day is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. The negative media attention that surrounds pit bulls has the breed in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The typical pit bull is a wonderful animal that offers companionship, is amazingly athletic and has a great sense of humor. Myth: Pit bulls have locking jaws and a higher biting power than other breeds. Reality: There are no unique mechanisms in the jaws of pit bulls, and...

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World Rabies Day

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day was created to encourage people to help prevent and control rabies by vaccinating dogs and cats, and providing education on how to avoid the animals that typically transmit rabies: raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes. Rabies is a viral disease that is transmitted through the saliva from an infected mammal to another mammal, usually through a bite. It is currently responsible for an estimated 59,000 human deaths a year worldwide. Here are the two most important things you can do to protect yourself and others from rabies: 1....

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Puppy Mill Awareness

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Puppy Mill Awareness

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the lives of dogs who have survived a horrible experience and those people and organizations that dedicate their time, energy, and resources to reducing abuse and neglect that is associated with the commercialization of dog breeding. Though most are inhumane, the truth is that puppy mills are legal. Puppy mills, which breed about 2 million puppies a year, tend to be clustered in Midwestern states and regulated by state legislatures friendly to agribusiness. About half of those dogs are...

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Could your pet be fat?

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Medical Questions | 0 comments

Could your pet be fat?

According to new research from the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), the majority of the nation’s dogs and cats continue to be overweight, and most pet owners aren’t aware of the problem. The eighth annual National Pet Obesity Prevalence Survey conducted by APOP found 58% of U.S. cats and 53% of dogs were overweight in 2014. The study also found a significant “fat pet gap,” in which 90% of owners of overweight cats and 95% of owners of overweight dogs incorrectly identified their pet as a normal weight. Why is this...

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Happy Healthy Cat Month!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Happy Healthy Cat Month!

Celebrate with your feline friends in September by following these tips to keep your pet happy and healthy: 1. Visit the veterinarian. Healthy cats are happy cats! If your cat has not yet been spayed or neutered, you need to take this important step. It will help prevent aggression, decrease the risk of cancer, and prevent unwanted litters. Contact our Clinic at 330.865.6890 to make an appointment today! 2. Microchip your cat. If your cat ever escapes or gets lost, having this type of permanent ID will make a reunion between you and your cat...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, RESCUE!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, RESCUE!

You know that we are the place to go to find a new furry friend, buy food or toys, have your pet spayed/neutered or vaccinated, but did you know that we could help you with many of your “no longer needed” items in the home? One of A Kind is very environmentally friendly, as we reuse many things that are no longer useful in your home. Consider us if you need to find someone to take used towels (hand, kitchen or bath sized), blankets (any size), unused/unwanted cat toys/scratching posts/trees, heating pads, room fans or space heaters, and...

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Taking Your Cat to the Vet

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Taking Your Cat to the Vet

We all agree that annual visits to the vet are important for your cat. In addition to the exam, your cat can receive important vaccinations and you have the opportunity to purchase flea preventatives (always a good idea!) But GETTING your cat to the vet can be the biggest challenge! Here are some tips to make transporting your cat a little easier: – Begin by getting a cat carrier. Carriers should be large enough for your cat to turn all the way around in it. – Train your cat to enter the carrier. Place a couple of small towels or...

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