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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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Flea & Tick Season

Posted by on May 15, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Flea & Tick Season

Flea and tick prevention is an important step to keep your pet healthy. Your pet won’t have flea bites that cause itching and flea allergy dermatitis, and they will be protected against Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. Mid-May through July is peak tick season, so you should use caution when in wooded or brushy areas (perfect for the blacklegged tick) or grassy or wooded areas (a favorite of the American dog tick). People who spend time at cabins or on heavily wooded property can reduce the risk by: Keeping lawns and trails...

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National Pet Week

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

National Pet Week

The first week of May is National Pet Week, and even though deep down as adults we know that owning a pet can be a lot of work, the unconditional love a pet shares makes them well worth it. If you are a parent trying to decide if now is the time to bring a new pet into the home, consider these reasons for adding a new furry family member: 1. Children who grow up in homes with pets have less risk of developing common allergies and asthma. 2. Kids with pets get outside more—to go for walks, run and play—and enjoy all the associated health...

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National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

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

National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is April 30th, giving you the perfect excuse to add a new furry family member to your home! We would be happy to help you find the right pet for your family. If you are at your limit for furry family members, there are still many ways to support One of A Kind Pet Rescue. Sign Up As A Volunteer – Why not sign up to attend the training so that you can help walk the dogs, interact with cats, clean up the shelter, or help with administrative tasks? We can always use an extra pair of hands! Host A Fund-Raising...

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Would you like to save a life?

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Would you like to save a life?

The Foster program at One of A Kind Pet Rescue plays an important role each year, especially during kitten season. Foster care volunteers provide temporary care for a mom and her kittens during the first eight weeks of their lives. Foster families provide quiet, stress-free, and loving environments, allowing every pet that is fostered through our program a better chance at a happier and healthier life with a forever family. Without our Foster families, our ability to rescue homeless kittens would be limited by the capacity of our Adoption...

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Heartworm Prevention

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Medical Questions | 0 comments

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the United States. It is caused by worms (heartworms) that can grow up to a foot long that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body. Heartworms in dogs are easy to prevent, but difficult and costly to cure. All dogs should be tested annually for heartworm infection, and this can be done during our monthly vaccine clinics or during a routine veterinary visit....

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What Do I Do If I Find Kittens?

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Adoption | 0 comments

What Do I Do If I Find Kittens?

As we enter the time of year commonly known as “kitten season”, we are taking dozens of calls each day from concerned individuals who have found kittens on their property. Here are some good tips to know and share with others: If you find kittens, DO NOT TOUCH THEM. You do not want their mother to move them to a more secure location that will be difficult for you to find. Do not assume that their mother has abandoned them, as she is likely out eating or looking for a place to move them. Keep an eye on the kittens from a distance,...

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Every Day is Tag Day!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Every Day is Tag Day!

Celebrated on the first Saturday in April, Every Day Is Tag Day is an important reminder to all pet owners. Even though you think your pet would never run away, the sad fact is that it can happen to anyone. Nationally, only about 15% of dogs and 2% of cats who end up in shelters without an ID tag or microchip are reunited with their owners. Don’t be a part of that statistic! Here are some easy tips to help your pet be returned safely to you should they get out.  Make sure your pet wears a collar with a current ID tag, rabies tag, and...

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Do you have a Pet First Aid Kit?

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Do you have a Pet First Aid Kit?

If your pet accidentally comes into contact with poisonous items, are you prepared? Here are some items to keep on hand in case of emergency: • bottle of hydrogen peroxide, 3% USP (to induce vomiting, if advised by a veterinarian) • turkey baster or large syringe (to administer peroxide) • saline eye solution • artificial tear gel (to lubricate eyes after flushing) • liquid soap for hand washing dishes (to clean fur) • forceps (to remove stingers) • muzzle (to prevent biting) • scissors (for cutting out things matted in...

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Pet Poison Prevention Week

Posted by on Mar 13, 2016 in Medical Questions | 0 comments

Pet Poison Prevention Week

Pets, especially puppies and kittens, can often be like toddlers – you 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. 1. Household Cleaners – Keep household cleaning products out of reach. 2. 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 their reach too! 3. Potpourri and Candles – They may smell...

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