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Do you have a Poly Dactyl cat?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Do you have a Poly Dactyl cat?

A poly dactyl cat is a cat with a congenital physical anomaly called poly dactyly, a type of cat body-type genetic mutation that causes the cat to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws. Poly dactyl cats are not a specific breed, and the trait can be found among all breeds. Normal cats have a total of 18 toes, with five toes on each front paw and four toes on each hind paw. Poly dactyl cats may have as many as eight toes on their front and/or hind paws. Various combinations of anywhere from four to seven...

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National Dog Biscuit Day

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

National Dog Biscuit Day

February 23rd is National Dog Biscuit Day, also known as International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day. The history of canine treats shows that earlier versions were quite a bit different than today’s variety. Dog treats used to include stale, moldy bread, rotting leftovers and rock-hard biscuits made out of grain. But American James Spratt changed that on a trip to England in the mid-1800s when he saw hungry, stray dogs scavenging for leftover food. It wasn’t long before he developed a cake-like biscuit comprised of meat, grains and...

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Pet Dental Health

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in The Clinic | 0 comments

Pet Dental Health

Don’t turn your nose to your dog or cat’s bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but its internal organs as well. Brushing is the best preventative to dental decay and many dogs and some cats will tolerate having their teeth brushed if the introduction to brushing is managed gently and gradually. Dental treats such as chews can also be effective by mechanically scraping the tooth surface. There are a number of signs that dental disease has...

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Heartworm can be prevented.

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in The Clinic | 0 comments

In support of the effort to fight heart disease, One of A Kind Pet Rescue would like to remind you that Heartworm disease in pets is easy to prevent, but difficult, and costly, to cure. Heartworm disease, so named because the adult worms live in the right side of the heart, continues to be a major problem for many species of animals. Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes, and thus are found throughout the world. A heartworm is a parasitic worm (Dirofilaria immitis) that lives in the heart and pulmonary arteries of an infected animal. The worms...

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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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