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Is it time to adopt a puppy?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Is it time to adopt a puppy?

Adding a pet to the family is an important and life-changing decision, for both you and the pet. Puppies are cute, cuddly and oh, so sweet, but they are a commitment. It is important to match your new pet’s needs to your lifestyle to ensure a good fit. If you have small children or a full-time job, it might be a better match to adopt an adult dog. Many people assume that a puppy who resembles one of their previous dogs will also behave like that dog. Recognize that, just like humans, every dog will have its own personality. You need to take...

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Does your pet have arthritis?

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Medical Questions, One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Does your pet have arthritis?

Arthritis can be common in older pets, but it is hard to know when their joints have gone from stiff to becoming painful. Keep an eye out for signs that they are suffering from discomfort beyond the natural aging process: Activity If you notice a significant decrease in activity level, or notice that they are sleeping more than they used to, then your pet may be experiencing arthritis pain. Lameness If your pet shows stiffness when they get up that lessens once they get mobile, it is a sign your pet may suffer from arthritis. Mood changes Just...

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Pet Poison Prevention Week

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Pet Poison Prevention Week

Pets, especially puppies and kittens, can often be like toddlers – turn your back on them for a minute and they are into something new! Just as you would “baby-proof” your home, every pet owner should be aware of the potential hazards for their pets. Household Cleaners – Keep household cleaning products out of reach. Plants – Lilies, Azaleas, Daffodils, and English Ivy are just a few of the plants your pets shouldn’t chew on. Keep plant bulbs out of reach too! Potpourri and Candles – We may think they smell nice, but...

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Is Your Pet Stressed?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Is Your Pet Stressed?

Stress in pets can be brought on by many things. Some pets develop anxiety as they age and don’t like to be left alone. Others are effected by their environment – they don’t like loud noises like traffic or thunder. Sometimes anxiety in pets can be brought on by the stress in their environment – they can tell when their owners are struggling. How can you help your stressed pet? Keep things as routine as possible. Dogs suffer less stress when they know their routine, from where they sleep to what time of day they go for a walk or...

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Who Wants a Treat?

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Who Wants a Treat?

We all know that dogs, just like their human owners, love a good treat. And unfortunately, just like us, dogs sometimes get too many calories from their treats. In fact, you may not actually realize just how many treats your dog gets daily. Think carefully – do you hand out just one? Treats and snacks should only make up 10% of a dog’s daily calories. But dogs love treats, and people love giving their dog treats. It’s a way to bond with your pet, and that’s not a bad thing. So what are your options? You can still give your...

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Spay/Neuter Awareness

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Spay/Neuter Awareness

Many people do not realize that cats can become pregnant as early as 4 months, and dogs at 5 months. The Humane Society estimates that 50% of litters born each year are unplanned. This uncontrolled population growth is why more than 4 million companion animals are put to sleep each year across the country, and why it is so important to educate pet owners on the importance of having their pets spayed or neutered. Spay/neuter surgery can be performed at 8 weeks of age, if the kitten/puppy weighs at least 2 pounds. Females who have been spayed...

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What Breed is My Dog?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

What Breed is My Dog?

The staff at One of A Kind Pet Rescue is asked on a daily basis to identify the breed of the rescue dogs available for adoption. People use breed identification when identifying lost dogs, or to predict behavioral or health traits. In a rescue shelter, it is common for the staff, veterinarians, and others to guess the breed of dogs based on their physical appearance. But how accurate is that guess? A study was performed with nearly 6,000 respondents who were considered “dog experts,” including breeders, exhibitors, trainers, groomers,...

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Dental Awareness Month

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Dental Awareness Month

Every year your pet’s teeth should be checked by your veterinarian for early signs of dental problems. Although cavities are less common in pets than in people, pets can have many of the same dental issues such as broken teeth and roots, periodontal disease, abscesses or infected teeth, and cysts or tumors in the mouth. Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats. By the time your pet is 3 years old, they will likely have some early evidence of periodontal disease, which will worsen as your pet grows older....

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Is Your Dog a Barker?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Is Your Dog a Barker?

Barking is one of the most common complaints from dog owners. Why do dogs bark? Dogs bark for many reasons – if they feel threatened, when they are lonely or bored, or for attention. If your dog is barking to alert you to what he sees through the front window, blocking off his access to that window is a simple way to help prevent his barking. Prevent his access to the window using furniture, closing blinds, or blocking off the area with a baby gate. Is your dog lonely or bored? Try changing your dog’s environment. Remember that dogs...

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Will You Change A Pet’s Life?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Will You Change A Pet’s Life?

Owning a pet, whether it be a cat or dog, is a life-changing proposition for most people. You now have the daily responsibility of being home to feed and care for your new pet. Active pets require more activity on your part, walking them or playing with them throughout the day. Regular visits to the vet, and possibly grooming visits too, will be added to your schedule. But the extra work comes with many wonderful rewards! Keeping active helps to keep you healthy, and may even provide you with some social interactions with others while on a...

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