Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hyde County Rabies Clinics Rescheduled


Hyde County Animal Control Scheduled Two Rabies Clinics Today has been rescheduled for March 14th.

8am - 10am Englehard Fire Department

10:30am - 12noon Swan Quarter Fire Department

for more information please see Hyde County Rabies Clinics Scheduled or click on
the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/02/hyde-county-rabies-clinic-scheduled.html

Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson, DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Importance of Winter Exercise” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/03/importance-of-winter-exercise.html

For a complete list of Pampered Pets Guide blogs, please visit our website & click on “Pet Events”. Then Just scroll down, all blogs are linked to the original blog.

The deadline for entry in the Outer Banks Annual Pet Photo Contest is April 1st, 2009. For a listing of prizes and more information please visit us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Friday, March 6, 2009

Dare County Rabies Clinic Update - Hatteras Island


The Dare County Rabies Clinic that took place on Saturday, February 21st 2009 at the Hatteras Island Fire Deptartment from 10am to 12noon was a sucess.

In only two hours 80 Outer Banks pets recieved their Rabies vacinations.

If you are a Dare County residnent please don't forget your Dare County Animal Licenses.
For more information please see "2009 Dare County Animal Licenses are now on sale" or
click on the provided link
http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/01/2009-dare-county-animal-licenses-are.html

Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson, DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Importance of Winter Exercise” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/03/importance-of-winter-exercise.html

For a complete list of Pampered Pets Guide blogs, please visit our website & click on “Pet Events”. Then Just scroll down, all blogs are linked to the original blog.

The deadline for entry in the Outer Banks Annual Pet Photo Contest is April 1st, 2009. For a listing of prizes and more information please visit us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Thursday, March 5, 2009

March Sales at Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique

Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in downtown Manteo on Historic Roanoke Island is having Sales through out Month.

All Month: in honor of National Peanut Month, 25% off any peanut butter treat

March 10: Middle Name Pride Day—tell us your dog’s middle name to get 25% off any toy!

March 13: Jewel Day— 25% off on any doggy bling

March 17: St. Patrick’s Day—Buy one, get one FREE puparazzi bandannas

March 21: Fragrance Day—25% off any dog spritz/ fragrance

March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day—Make up your own sale day—25% off most items (excludes food & consignment items)

March 30: Take a Walk in the Park Day—25% off collars & leashes

For contact information on Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique and other Outer Banks Pet Specialty Retailers please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/ and click on the "Pet Directory".

Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson, DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Importance of Winter Exercise” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/03/importance-of-winter-exercise.html

For a complete list of Pampered Pets Guide blogs, please visit our website & click on “Pet Events”. Then Just scroll down, all blogs are linked to the original blog.

The deadline for entry in the Outer Banks Annual Pet Photo Contest is April 1st, 2009. For a listing of prizes and more information please visit us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Hyde County Spay & Neuter Clinic Rescheduled


Today 's Spay & Neuter Clinic, from 9am -until at the Hyde County Spay & Neuter Clinic at the Hyde County Animal Shelter, located at 9300 North Lake Rd. in Fairfield, NC.
Has been rescheduled to March 11th

If you have not scheduled your pet & wish to do so, please contact Hyde County Animal Control Officer, JM Eakes at 252-542-0807. If you miss this clinic you can be put on a list for the next scheduled clinic.

To read more about the Hyde County Animal Shelter please clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/hyde-county-animal-control.html

Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson, DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Importance of Winter Exercise” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/03/importance-of-winter-exercise.html

For a complete list of Pampered Pets Guide blogs, please visit our website & click on “Pet Events”. Then Just scroll down, all blogs are linked to the original blog.

The deadline for entry in the Outer Banks Annual Pet Photo Contest is April 1st, 2009. For a listing of prizes and more information please visit us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Importance of Winter Exercise

The winter months provide us time catch up on projects we put off during the summer and finally get to those pesky home improvement projects. Unfortunately, they are also the more sedentary months where the temperature falls, the northeast wind blows and our belt size goes up a notch or two. Our pets, particularly our canine companions also see an increase in weight. It is important that we exercise our dogs in the colder months. Us humans often bristle at the thought of going out into the colder weather, but for most dogs, especially the larger breeds, the winter is their summer. The milder temperatures are a relief from the oppressive heat of the summer months and is actually the ideal time for an increase in outside activity. Dogs stamina is increased and they have a spring in their step. It is also critical in keeping their weight down.

To avoid excess weight gain in the winter for our pets there are 2 options. The first is to maintain their activity level, which helps their joints and maintains muscle mass which is important in longevity studies. The dogs love the cooler temperatures and the beaches are less crowded enabling them to run unrestricted, so they are actually able to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time. If the dogs activity level is maintained this also allows their caloric intake to stay at summer levels.

The second option, which is less desirable, but adequate if maintaining their activity at summer levels is not an option is to decrease their caloric intake. This is critical in order to avoid excess pounds which put an increased burden on their joints and as well as their metabolic system. Overweight dogs are predisposed to diabetes, hypertension and a variety of other health conditions. It is critical that we, as owners, daily measure our dogs chow intake with a measuring cup. This way we can know what their actual caloric requirements are and if needed make a measured cut in food if we know they will not be maintaining their summer activity level. If your dog seems insatiable with a decreased volume of food, then you should consider changing to a light or restricted calorie diet that increases the fiber content thus allowing for the total cuppage to remain high enough to satisfy their hunger.

So when the wind is blowing and Fido is staring at you take him out this winter for a brisk walk, follow his lead. Both of your waist lines will be happier in the end, and summer will be here before you know it.

Stephen M. Samson, DVM
Coastal Animal Hospital

For a complete list of Pampered Pets Guide blogs, please visit our website & click on “Pet Events”. Then Just scroll down, all blogs are linked to the original blog.

The deadline for entry in the Outer Banks Annual Pet Photo Contest is April 1st, 2009. For a listing of prizes and more information please visit us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Coastal Human Society's 12th Annual Walk-A-thon "2009"


Sunday, March 15th 2009 is right around the corner. Now is the time to contact the Coastal Human Society to register for the 12th Annual Walk-A-Thon so you & your pet can help. Remember "Every Paw Counts!" You can register online at http://www.outsidebanks.com/ for more information please see this this years Coastal Humane Society's 2009 Walk-A-Thon Poster above.

For a complete list of Pampered Pets Guide blogs, please visit our website & click on “Pet Events”. Then Just scroll down, all blogs are linked to the original blog.

The deadline for entry in the Outer Banks Annual Pet Photo Contest is April 1st, 2009. For a listing of prizes and more information please visit us online at www.pamperedpetsguide.com

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Coastal Humane Society's 11th Annual Walk-A-Thon in Kelly's St. Patrick’s Day Parade


Coastal Humane Society is a private, all volunteer, non-profit organization working on the Outer Banks to ensure all animals are cared for and no owner or caretaker is forced to give up a pet because of (medical) financial hardship. The Society helps pay for low-cost spay & neuter, vaccinations & emergency medical bills.

We have helped more than 3,500 animals, owners & caretakers in Dare County and Lower Currituck County since 1997. With the downturn in our economy, we're receiving more requests for help than ever before.

We would like to acknowledge Mike Kelly of Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern, who founded and sponsors the Annual Kelly's St. Patrick’s Day Parade and allows us to participate and raise funds for the organization.

Founded in 1989, Kelly's St. Patrick’s Day Parade has grown into the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the state of North Carolina. The 1.2 mile parade includes marching bands, marching/walking units & floats. The 19th annual Kelly's St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2008 marked a record 1500 participants with 8-9,000 spectators. The parade does not end after the parade route. Parade units/participants & spectators are treated to a tented cook-out at Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern immediately after the parade. The 2009 parade steps off at 1 PM Sunday March 15th, 2009.

The 11th Annual Coastal Human Society Walk-A-Thon March 16th 2008 was a success. A special thank you goes out to our Prize Sponsors & Walkers! We hope to grow even larger in 2009 for the 12th Annual Walk-A-Thon.

Every Paw Counts! Sign up for the 2009 Coastal Humane Society's 12th Annual Walk-A-Thon so you and your human can raise money to help your friends! It's easy, Get sponsors (no minimum); Register online at www.outsidebanks.com or by mail at Coastal Humane Society P.O. Box 2268, Manteo, NC 27948 & Walk. There are prizes for Dogs & their Human's too! We will Walk Rain or Shine!

published in Pampered Pets Guide Outer Banks edition Vol. 6 page 22

For a complete list of Pampered Pets Guide blogs, please visit our website & click on “Pet Events”. Then Just scroll down, all blogs are linked to the original blog.

The deadline for entry in the Outer Banks Annual Pet Photo Contest is April 1st, 2009. For a listing of prizes and more information please visit us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/