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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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Should You Groom Your Pet During the Winter?

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Should You Groom Your Pet  During the Winter?

Many people decide not to bathe or groom their pets hair during the winter simply because it’s cold. We continue to shower, so why not groom your dog? There are many reasons why regular grooming sessions should continue during our cold winter months. When a dog plays outside in the snow, their undercoat may get matted and stay wet. A dog’s undercoat is designed to keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer, just like the insulation in our attics. If your dog’s fur is matted, it actually keeps the dog colder, not...

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Pet Resolutions for 2017

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Pet Resolutions for 2017

Have your made your Pet Resolutions yet for 2017? Here are a few to consider: Get your pet spayed/neutered. Studies have shown that animals that have been fixed live longer, healthier lives. Start a grooming routine including baths, brushings, and nail clipping. Or set up a routine appointment with your favorite groomer. Make sure to measure your pet’s food. Eyeballing the measurement can lead to overfeeding and weight gain. Reassess what you are feeding your pet. Pets need different types of food and supplements as they age, so make...

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Holiday Travel Tips

Posted by on Dec 17, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Holiday Travel Tips

The holidays are upon us, and for many people that involves traveling to see friends or family. Here are some tips to help make your car trip safer for both you and your pets: Never drive with a pet on your lap. The driver’s air bag would immediately kill any animal small enough to fit on your lap. The animal could also slip onto the floor because of bumpy roads or a sudden maneuver. Don’t let your dog stick its head out the window. Even a grain of sand or leaf could damage a dog’s eyes at automotive speeds. Because...

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Happy Cat!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

Happy Cat!

Most indoor cats lead a cushy life with food they don’t have to catch, soft beds, and warm laps. Still, it’s not always easy for indoor kitties, whose instincts are still telling them to hunt, stalk, and scratch. Here are some tips to keep your indoor cat happy: – Bring the outdoors in. Plant a few pots of cat grass and catnip in a sunny window. Mount bird and squirrel feeders outside a few windows to keep your cat entertained. Offer lots of perches by windows, on shelves, and via cat trees so they can keep an eye on the...

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Furry Gifts

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Adoption | 0 comments

Furry Gifts

The holidays are always a popular time for welcoming a new furry friend into your family. There may not be a greater gift for homeless animals than to open your heart and home to them! As we do year-round, One of A Kind Pet Rescue has many wonderful companions available for adoption. But whether you are considering a new friend for you or someone else, remember that choosing an animal is a big decision and a lifetime commitment. Instead of bringing home an animal on your own, consider putting together and wrapping an “adoption...

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