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Travel Safely with your Pets

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Travel Safely with your Pets

January 2nd was National Pet Travel Safety Day, which was created to highlight the dangers of unsecured pets in vehicles, and to educate the public about how to make vehicle travel safer for people and the pets they love. Although many dogs like riding in the car, they are at risk if they are not secured. When driving, if you must stop quickly your dog faces the risk of flying through the windshield, or suffering broken bones from being thrust into the back of the seat or hitting the dashboard. If you allow them to ride in your lap, or resting...

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Grateful for Petey

Posted by on Jun 8, 2013 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Grateful for Petey

Labels are a valuable tool.  Manufacturers use them daily as a requirement to do business.  Draping bottles and cans, and even signage, they protect us from ourselves.  But, labels can be a bad thing too.  When we label something incorrectly, the product is not represented accurately; therefore, is ineffective or harmful in its use.  Over time, the reputation of the goods, or services, is diminished and the value is lost from the mistake of mislabeling. The Pit Bull breed has been grossly mislabeled.  In fact, do you remember Petey from...

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Dogs and Cats are Prolific Breeders!

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Dogs and Cats are Prolific Breeders!

It was once believed that female cats and dogs should not be spayed until the animal delivered one litter or, at least, experienced one “heat” cycle.  And, there was little concern about neutering males, other than for behavioral reasons, since males do not get pregnant.  Did the professionals forget that those intact, instinctive boys were the culprits for making the babies out on the streets when encountering a female in heat?  When we think of this mindset today, we can’t help feeling primitive in our thought processes.  Research...

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Socializing Your Puppy

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Socializing Your Puppy

You’ve probably heard that puppies need to be socialized, but how do we know this and what do we know? In fact, older dogs benefit from socialization too but for the sake of this blog, we will address puppies.  There are critical periods in the lives of all animals and puppies are no exception.  Researchers, David Freedman, John A. King and Orville Elliot, took five litters of cocker spaniels and three litters of beagles and raised each litter, with their mothers, in a one-acre fenced-in field in isolation from humans. When the time was...

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St. Catricks Day and Athletic All-Star Adopt-a-Thon Weekend

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in News & Events | 0 comments

St. Catricks Day and Athletic All-Star Adopt-a-Thon Weekend

JOIN US MARCH 16TH AND 17TH FOR A SPECIAL “ST. CATRICKS DAY” AND “ATHLETIC ALL-STAR” ADOPT-A-THON WEEKEND! REDUCED ADOPTION FEES ON SPECIAL RESIDENTS When adopting an “Athletic All-Star” our goal is to help you, and your new family member, prepare for a lifetime of success!  Here are some helpful hints when managing your enthusiastic pet… Avoid too much alone-time. Try not to leave your high-energy pet home alone for long stretches of time.  If you must leave your dog for eight hours or more, make sure they have lots of mind...

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February is Veterinary Dental Health Month

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in One of a Kind Pets, The Clinic | 0 comments

February is Veterinary Dental Health Month

Don’t delay … get your pet’s “pearly whites” checked by a veterinarian today! In reality, every month should be pet dental health month. By age three, about 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease.  The act of a dental cleaning and/or periodontal treatment can make an older dog or cat feel years younger. Dogs and cats DO NOT complain about tooth pain.  In fact, they will eat and act normal.  However, after a professional cleaning, or when painful teeth are removed, healthier gums make them feel wonderful!  Additionally,...

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Beat The Heat

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in News & Events, The Clinic | 0 comments

Beat The Heat

All throughout the month of February 2013, One of A Kind Spay and Neuter Clinic will be offering $20 cat spays. We are attempting to reduce the effects of “Kitten Season” by making this service more affordable for you. Kitten Season happens from March to November.  This is the warmer time of year when females are in heat and find males to reproduce with.  There are some common misconceptions that lead to accidental litters during this season. My unaltered female is an indoor cat.  I don’t have to worry about her mating. Don’t...

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New Years Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

New Years Resolutions

Happy 2013!  You know what time it is.  It’s that special time of year when everybody promises to make this year better than last.  While you’re busy brainstorming on how to get organized or how to fit gym time into your schedule, consider adding in a resolution for you and some furry friends to accomplish together.  Consider what you can do to help the pets in your home and those without homes.  Here are some suggestions for tweaking those resolutions to make them better and more animal-friendly than 2013! I resolve to exercise...

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What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Medical Questions | 0 comments

What is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)?

Currently in the United States, 1.5% to 3% of healthy cats are FIV positive. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) should NOT be confused with Feline Leukaemia (FeLV) or Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), which are much more serious conditions.  There are many misconceptions about FIV which leads to lower adoption rates for these deserving felines. Let’s talk facts … What is FIV? FIV is a slow-acting virus, which depletes the number of white blood cells in infected cats.  This can cause a weakened immune system over time. What quality of...

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Opt to Adopt a Pet

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in Adoption | 0 comments

Opt to Adopt a Pet

With the new Ohio law regulating puppy mills awaiting Governor Kasich’s signature, puppy mills are currently a hot topic – as they should be.  The new law requires breeders to register with the state and allow for inspections of the facilities to make sure the animals are bred in an improved environment.  If this law is put into action, 4,000 commercial breeders in Ohio will be required to abide by the new law.  Though the law represents a step forward in the ethical treatment of dogs, many animal rescue experts might think it is not...

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