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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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Time to Check the Chip!

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Time to Check the Chip!

Microchips greatly increase the chances that pets will be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen, but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. If you have moved or changed your phone number, you need to update your pet’s registration. Not sure who to contact? The American Animal Hospital Association created the Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool. Key in your pet’s microchip number and it will provide the manufacturer’s name and contact information. Need to have your pet microchipped? The...

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We Know the Best Way to Celebrate International Cat Day!

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

We Know the Best Way to Celebrate International Cat Day!

Since cats first got their furry claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines. Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. Trying to decide if you want to add a cat to your household? Here are some interesting facts that may interest you: 1. Cat people are more intelligent than dog people. Studies suggest that people who are attracted to cats are more likely to score higher on intelligence tests. This result could be related to other...

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Why wait for the insect bite?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Why wait for the insect bite?

Dog lovers know – you will do anything to protect your best friend. At One of A Kind Pet Rescue that now means using Vectra 3D®, a powerful and broad spectrum parasite control to rid your pet of fleas and ticks. For a healthy and happy dog, it’s not enough to just kill the parasites, it’s important to repel them so they never get a chance to bite and transmit diseases. There are a lot of parasite control products out there – but fast-acting, long-lasting Vectra 3D® repels six types of dangerous parasites (fleas, ticks,...

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Hot Times in the City

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in News & Events | 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, Pekingese 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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Adopt a Cat Celebration!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Adopt a Cat Celebration!

Thinking about adopting a cat or kitten? Consider taking home two – cats require exercise, mental stimulation and social interaction and two cats can provide this for each other. Now at One of A Kind Pet Rescue, adopt an adult cat, bring home a second adult cat free! Or adopt a kitten, and bring home a second kitten from the same litter for 50% off! (Limited time offer) Here are some tips to help you make a successful adoption: – Find a cat whose personality meshes with yours. Just as we each have our own personality, so do cats. Our...

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Take Your Pet to Work Week!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Take Your Pet to Work Week!

Across the country many companies have opened their doors to allowing pets in the office. In fact, businesses have seen that dogs in the workplace can lower stress and absenteeism while increasing employee productivity. Want to bring your dog to the office, or to encourage co-workers to try? Consider these steps for a calm and successful day: 1. If possible, send out a simple “dog rules” memo to all your co-workers. The memo should address protocol for the day. Outline where dogs are allowed and where they are not, and specify what to do...

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National Pet Appreciation Week!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Pet Appreciation Week!

How are you planning on celebrating your pet this week? Here are a few ideas for you: – Add couple of extra minutes into your dog’s walk several times a week, it’s good for you as well as your dog! – Visit a dog park with your dog and make new friends – Spoil your cat or dog with a nice, new treat – Show your pet you care by having them microchipped – Treat your cat to some catnip – Book an appointment with the groomer to remove mats, clean hair, skin and ears, trim nails – Play Frisbee or throw...

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National Hug Your Cat Day

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Hug Your Cat Day

June 4th is National Hug Your Cat day and we think everyone should celebrate! Whether or not you are the proud housemate of a purring kitty, Hug Your Cat Day is the perfect excuse to put a bit of warmth and companionship into your life. No matter what’s going on around you, no matter how bad or troubling things get, you can always count on your furry friend to be there for you. If you are not able to add a cat to your household at this time, feel free to adjust the celebration and come in and Hug A Shelter Cat. Our felines appreciate...

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Dog Bite Prevention Week

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Dog Bite Prevention Week

You see that adorable fluff of fur, and you just want to reach out and give that pup a squeeze. But there are situations when it’s just a bad idea, whether it’s a friend’s, or a stranger’s dog, or even your own. The American Veterinary Medical Association recommends avoiding these ten scenarios to prevent a dog bite:  If the dog is loose and not with his owner.  If the dog is with his owner, but the owner does not give permission to pet the dog.  If the dog is on the other side of a fence, don’t reach through or over it to...

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