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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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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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