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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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Adopt A Senior Pet

Posted by on Nov 19, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Adopt A Senior Pet

Many adopters shy away from looking at senior animals, preferring younger pets or kittens and puppies. But senior animals are still able to offer a lot of life and love to any household, and there are many advantages to adopting a senior pet. To begin with, senior animals are already full-grown, so you don’t have the guessing game about their final size. Many senior animals already know commands, and most have already been housetrained. Seniors can be more laid back, and less likely to cause mischief or to chew or destroy household items....

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Shelter Appreciation Week

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in One of a Kind Pets | 0 comments

Shelter Appreciation Week

This is a great time of year to reach out to the local shelters and rescue groups in your area and show your appreciation for their tireless work and dedication. Here are some tips from the Humane Society of the United States to get you started: – Say “thanks!” Take a minute to express your gratitude to the people who work at your local shelter or rescue group. If you’ve adopted a pet from one of them, show how well your pet is doing by sharing an updated picture via a letter, email, or posting it on their Facebook...

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National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

National Pit Bull Awareness Day

National Pit Bull Awareness Day is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. The negative media attention that surrounds pit bulls has the breed in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The typical pit bull is a wonderful animal that offers companionship, is amazingly athletic and has a great sense of humor. Myth: Pit bulls have locking jaws and a higher biting power than other breeds. Reality: There are no unique mechanisms in the jaws of pit bulls, and...

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World Rabies Day

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in News & Events | 0 comments

World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day was created to encourage people to help prevent and control rabies by vaccinating dogs and cats, and providing education on how to avoid the animals that typically transmit rabies: raccoons, bats, skunks, and foxes. Rabies is a viral disease that is transmitted through the saliva from an infected mammal to another mammal, usually through a bite. It is currently responsible for an estimated 59,000 human deaths a year worldwide. Here are the two most important things you can do to protect yourself and others from rabies: 1....

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Puppy Mill Awareness

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

Puppy Mill Awareness

Puppy Mill Awareness Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the lives of dogs who have survived a horrible experience and those people and organizations that dedicate their time, energy, and resources to reducing abuse and neglect that is associated with the commercialization of dog breeding. Though most are inhumane, the truth is that puppy mills are legal. Puppy mills, which breed about 2 million puppies a year, tend to be clustered in Midwestern states and regulated by state legislatures friendly to agribusiness. About half of those dogs are...

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