Pet News Blog

Have you hugged your cat today?

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Have you hugged your cat today?

Yes, believe it or not, there is a holiday that revolves around an act that most cats probably hate. A quick peek on the internet would show that cats are not likely to put hugging on their “Top 10 Things to Do” list. Cats have never been fans of the tight hug, or at least not long enough to allow their owners time to shoot a selfie. But International Hug a Cat day does help to remind us that our feline friends, no matter how independent they want to seem, do need attention and affection from their owners. Cats like to be the boss, and...

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living in the United States, it shouldn’t be a surprise that millions of people are bitten by dogs every year. But this doesn’t have to happen! The number of recorded dog bite injuries is significantly higher in children than adults. Surprisingly, most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs. Most these bites could have been prevented by following some simple tips: Don’t run past a dog. Dogs naturally love to chase and...

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Spay in May!

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Spay in May!

As much as we love to show our moms how much we appreciate their love and support on Mother’s Day, we wish that we did not have so many dog and cat moms in our care. According to The Humane Society of the United States, there are an estimated 6-8 million homeless animals entering shelters each year. These animals are all looking for loving homes, but tragically nearly 2.7 million of those animals are euthanized on an annual basis. How can you help? Do your part – make sure that your female pets are spayed, or your male pets neutered....

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Check the Chip!

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Check the Chip!

One thing all pet owners have in common is the fear that one day their pet may get lost. A door left open a second too long, a broken leash, or a hole in the fence and before you know it your pet is gone. If they are wearing a collar with an identification tag you have a good chance of being reunited. But what happens if the collar breaks? A microchip offers a pet owner peace of mind – it is a form of identification that will always stay with your pet. Microchips are implanted just under the skin, usually right between the shoulder blades....

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Will you be celebrating Adopt a Shelter Pet day?

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Will you be celebrating 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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It’s Kitten Season!

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

It’s Kitten Season!

Yes, believe it or not, kittens have a season, and it is spring. People everywhere are discovering kittens in their backyard, under their porch, by the loading dock at work, or in the park. Do you know what to do if you find a kitten? First, wait… You might have found the kittens while their mother is looking for food, or is in the process of moving them to a different location. You will need to evaluate whether the kittens are in immediate danger: Is it raining or snowing? Are dogs or wild animals in the area that might harm the kittens? Is...

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Common Questions About Pit Bulls

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Common Questions About Pit Bulls

When we meet with potential adopters, it is important to find a match that works for their lifestyle. Many times, a dog that we feel would be a fit will be a Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix, which can bring up a variety of questions. Do I need to be worried that they will bite me? It is rare that any dog bites without warning. Dogs generally give many signals through their body language, growling or showing their teeth that indicates that they are unhappy or uncomfortable before they bite. All dog breeds have the potential to bite. Have you seen...

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Flea and Tick Prevention

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Flea and Tick Prevention

There is no question that flea and tick prevention keeps your pet healthy. Generally mid-May through July is peak tick season, but with our warm winter we are already seeing evidence of ticks. You should always 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 their risk by: – Keeping lawns and trails mowed short. – Removing leaves and brush. – Creating a...

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Clean Up, Aisle 3!

Posted by on Apr 8, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Clean Up, Aisle 3!

No matter how you look at it, poop happens. In 2002, the Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws), was founded, and they established a special week in April to educate pet owners on the importance of cleaning up after their dogs. It is estimated that the 71 million pet dogs in the U.S. today produce over 4.4 billion pounds of waste per year.  That’s enough to cover 900 football fields with 12 inches of dog waste! Dog poop is more than just a hazard for your shoes, as many common parasites, including round worm, are...

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Is it time to adopt a puppy?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in News & Events | 0 comments

Is it time to adopt a puppy?

Adding a pet to the family is an important and life-changing decision, for both you and the pet. Puppies are cute, cuddly and oh, so sweet, but they are a commitment. It is important to match your new pet’s needs to your lifestyle to ensure a good fit. If you have small children or a full-time job, it might be a better match to adopt an adult dog. Many people assume that a puppy who resembles one of their previous dogs will also behave like that dog. Recognize that, just like humans, every dog will have its own personality. You need to take...

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