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Dog Bite Prevention Tips

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Dog Bite Prevention Tips

With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in the United States, millions of people are bitten by dogs every year. The number of recorded dog bite injuries is significantly higher in children than adults. Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs. The majority of these bites could have been prevented by following some simple tips: 1. Don’t run past a dog. Dogs naturally love to chase and catch things. Don’t give them a reason to become excited or...

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Are you prepared for a disaster?

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Are you prepared for a disaster?

No one likes to think a disaster may happen, but when it does it is always best to be prepared. Whether you are facing a tornado, earthquake or fire, you need to be ready to take action quickly. Here are a few steps to help you get started: 1. Have a Plan. Your “all-family” plan needs to include how you will transport your animals in an evacuation, possible routes you will take and your destination/sheltering options. 2. Build a Kit. Don’t forget a photo of your pet, medical records, vaccination records, and any special food or...

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ID Tags

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

ID Tags

Every Day is Tag Day It’s a big, scary world out there for cats and dogs who are lost and alone. Even though you may think your pet would never run away – never be one of the lost ones cowering in a backyard or running across a busy street – the sad fact is that it can happen to any pet. Millions of dogs and cats are taken to animal shelters across the country as strays each year. According to the American Humane Association, only about 15% of dogs and 2% of cats who end up in animal shelters without an ID tag or microchip are...

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Poison Prevention

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Poison Prevention

Awareness is the key to preventing poisoning emergencies. This is a great time for pet owners to get educated about poison safety. A pet’s natural curiosity and smaller size make them especially vulnerable to accidental poisoning. Here are some tips especially for your pet: – Never give your pet human medications including pain relievers, vitamins or supplements. Store them where animals cannot accidentally get them. – Be aware that some human foods including grapes, raisins, chocolate, onions and garlic and alcohol can have dire...

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A Typical Day in the Neighborhood…

Posted by on Mar 7, 2015 in News & Events | 0 comments

A Typical Day in the Neighborhood…

To say there is never a dull moment at One of A Kind Pet Rescue may be understating it a bit. Last Friday, around 5:45pm, a 14-year-old girl came to the Adoption Center carrying a box of four puppies who were about three-four weeks old. These puppies were found on a sidewalk near her home, and all were injured with skin loss and puncture wounds on the scruff of their necks. After being evaluated by one of our veterinarians, Dr. Ring, they were quickly transported to a local animal hospital for emergency treatment. Unfortunately, one puppy...

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Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in News & Events | 0 comments

Spay/Neuter Awareness Month

February is National Spay/Neuter Awareness month, a topic that is very close to our heart and an important part of our mission. Getting your pet spayed or neutered can: Reduce the number of homeless pets killed Improve your pet’s health Reduce unruly behavior Save on the cost of pet care Save Animal Lives Every community across the county has homeless animals. Many people are surprised to learn that nationwide, more than 2.7 million healthy, adoptable cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters annually. Spay/neuter is the only permanent,...

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Walk your dog!

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Walk your dog!

If you made a resolution this year to lose weight or exercise more, National Walk Your Pet Month is here to help you along! Use your common sense when walking, don’t let your dog jump into water if it’s freezing outside, and avoid sidewalks with chemical de-icer. Some chemical de-icers can be harmful to pets and your dog may ingest it later while licking its paws. If you do walk on it, give your pet’s paws a good rinse when you get home. If you want to do a good deed while walking, download the Walk For A Dog app by WoofTrax. You can...

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Feral Cat Myths

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Feral Cat Myths

We would like share some facts about feral cats: Myth: Feral cats lead short, miserable lives so it’s best to trap and euthanize them. Fact: Studies show that feral cats have about the same lifespan as pet cats. And they contract diseases at about the same rate. It is simply not humane to euthanize a healthy feral cat, and this practice does not reduce their populations over the long-term because other cats move in and start breeding. Myth: Feral cats are diseased and can make pet cats or people sick. Fact: Feral cats are generally healthy....

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Take your cat to the Vet!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in The Clinic | 0 comments

Take your cat to the Vet!

Your kids go to the pediatrician once a year, and you see your dentist every 6 months, so why aren’t people taking their cats to the veterinarian for routine care? According to the American Humane Society, cats go the veterinarian half as often as dogs and many people only take their cat to the vet when their cat is sick. Take Your Cat to the Vet Day  is a great reminder to make an appointment with your veterinarian. An annual exam should include: Physical Exam – to check for signs of illness. Your vet will also do a head-to-tail exam...

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Microchip your Pet!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Microchip your Pet!

Microchips are the only truly permanent method of identifying your dog or cat. Microchips greatly increase the chances that you’ll get your pet back if he/she is lost or stolen…but a microchip only works if its registration information is accurate. To remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped and to keep the registration information up-to-date, AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) joined together to create “Check the Chip Day.” If you need to update your microchip information, here are your options: If you...

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