Saturday, July 11, 2009

A Portrait of Sydney


Sydney was the 1st Place winner of Vol. 3 of the Pampered Pets Guide Annual Outer Banks Pet Photo Contest. Sydney was two years old at the time and photographed on the oceanfront in the Town of Duck, NC by Kristi Midgette

Other winners portraits posted prior and see on our blog are:

The water color portrait of Neelix the Vol. 6, 1st Place winner http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/03/portrait-of-neelix.html

Also the acrylic portrait of 1st Place winner of Vol. 5, Kodiak. http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/03/portrait-of-kodiak.html

Being a 1st Place winner, Winner's will receive a 16 x 20 beautifully hand painted watercolor (matted to size) Custom Pet Portrait by Outer Banks Artist Lee M. Mansfield of the Hemingway Gallery in Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC.

Portraits do not match the winning cover photo, as all winners are allowed to submit a photo of choice, for Artist Lee M. Mansfield to use in creating their custom portrait.

If you have not read our blog about Outer Banks Artist Lee M. Mansfield please click on the provided linkhttp://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/03/meet-artist-lee-mansfield_06.html

Don't forget to enter this year’s Pampered Pets Guide Pet Photo Contest, bringing awareness to all of the Outer Banks non-profit animal welfare organizations.

The Deadline is April 1st, 2010.Please remember the Pampered Pets Guide is Vertical & 4x6 Vertical photographs are preferred. For more information please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/ & click on "Photo Contest".

Your Pampered Pet could be the Cover Pet for the next issue Vol. 8 of the Pampered Pets Guide & receive a beautiful Custom Pet Portrait to cherish created by Outer Banks Artist Lee M. Mansfield.

Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Summer Phobias & Treatment Options” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/07/summer-phobias-treatment-options.html

Watch for OB on Outer Banks TV 12! And after “Animal Planet” on Prime Time on the Outer Banks!
Or see OB’s commercial by visiting us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/
OB’s schedule is published in the Classified Plus pick up a copy at over 150 Outer Banks Locations!
Listen to Dixie 105.7 “Today’s Hottest Country” for OB’s schedule
Don’t forget to register for the “Pampered Pets Club” membership card for Valuable Discounts, Waived Pet Fees, Free Gifts & more at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/
OB will be……

July 15th
Town of Manteo Waterfront by the Gazeboin Manteo, NC
from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

July 22nd
Greater Coastal Canine Academy 111 Fox Knoll Drive, Unit 4Powells Point, NC
from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online and feel free to look around and explore all the Pet Friendly Outer Banks has to Offer at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Friday, July 10, 2009

Barker Brunch is Today!


"Barker Brunch is Today!"

Friday's 10:30 - 12noon
May 22nd - September 11th

All you can Eat!
Doggie Breakfast Buffet
Over 20 different organic, natural treats & goodies.

at Outer Barks, located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops, in Duck, NC

Outer Barks is celebrating it's 10th year! come join the celebration & don't miss the 10th Annual "Happy Yappy Hour!" Every Wednesday in season from 4pm - 6pm

Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Summer Phobias & Treatment Options” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/07/summer-phobias-treatment-options.html

Don’t forget to register for the “Pampered Pets Club” membership card for Valuable Discounts, Waived Pet Fees, Free Gifts & more at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB will be……

July 15th
Town of Manteo Waterfront by the Gazeboin Manteo, NC
from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

July 22nd
Greater Coastal Canine Academy 111 Fox Knoll Drive, Unit 4Powells Point, NC
from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online and feel free to look around and explore all the Pet Friendly Outer Banks has to Offer at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Doggie Island Pawgaritaville!



Pawgaritaville! Doggie Island theme Party Today!



Party is Absolutely FREE to All Dogs & their Humans



Every Thursday from 2pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!


Island Theme Party, Costume Contest,Free Pawgaritia's


at Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique
located in the Phoenix Shops in downtown Manteo, on Historic Roanoke Island.

and don't forget to mark your calendars for.........


"Barker Brunch" on Friday!
May 22nd - September 11th


All you can Eat! Doggie Breakfast Buffet
Over 20 different organic, natural treats & goodies.
The time scheduled for this Fun Outer Banks Pet Event is 10:30am to 12noon.
at Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.



Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Summer Phobias & Treatment Options” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/07/summer-phobias-treatment-options.html



Watch for OB on Outer Banks TV 12! And after “Animal Planet” on Prime Time on the Outer Banks!

Or see OB’s commercial by visiting us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB’s schedule is published in the Classified Plus pick up a copy at over 150 Outer Banks Locations!

Listen to Dixie 105.7 “Today’s Hottest Country” for OB’s schedule

Don’t forget to register for the “Pampered Pets Club” membership card for Valuable Discounts, Waived Pet Fees, Free Gifts & more at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/



Please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online and feel free to look around and explore all the Pet Friendly Outer Banks has to Offer at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB will be……

July 15th
Town of Manteo Waterfront by the Gazebo in Manteo, NC
from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

July 22nd
Greater Coastal Canine Academy111 Fox Knoll Drive, Unit 4Powells Point, NC
from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online and feel free to look around and explore all the Pet Friendly Outer Banks has to Offer at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

3 Outer Banks Pet Events Today!


The 10th Annual "Happy Yappy Hour!" is today and takes place Every Wednesday through September 9th, 2009, from 4pm - 6pm. The schedule will change during the spring & fall of the year.

The World Famous, 10th Annual "Yappy Happy Hour!" is held at Outer Barks, located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.

This family fun pet event includes complimentary treats such as frozen Doggie Daiquiris & Arf D’ouevres for your pampered pet. There will also be (refreshments and munchies) for the humans inside the store at the same time.

The children's wading pool will be filled with water and a toy or two, ready to splash and have some fun. The Agility Course is waiting for your pets practice and enjoyment.

The most fun of all, everybody loves Ms. Robin & her help in creating unique Priceless Pet Paw Painting Art. There is so much going on at Happy Yappy Hour it is hard to list it all. OB just loves his Paw Painting! Thanks so much Miss Robin!

OB's Outer Banks Adventures takes him to the
Whalehead Club Currtituck Heritage Park in Corolla, NC
from 5:30pm - 7pm Today!

Also at the Whalehead Club Today!

WINE FESTIVAL - Every Wednesday afternoon, 3 to 7 pm JULY, AUGUST, & SEPTEMBER 2009Come and celebrate the interesting world of wines! All wine connoisseurs and novices are welcome! Enjoy a Wednesday afternoon of wine tasting under the tents on the North Lawn of the Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park. With your $20 admission adults can sample wines from North Carolina and around the world; keep your souvenir glass; take a complimentary tour of the Whalehead Club; listen to popular local musical artists perform on the stage; sample food from local vendors. Children are also welcome at no charge. Bring your pets on a leash. Parking is free.

Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Summer Phobias & Treatment Options” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/07/summer-phobias-treatment-options.html

Watch for OB on Outer Banks TV 12! And after “Animal Planet” on Prime Time on the Outer Banks!

Or see OB’s commercial by visiting us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB’s schedule is published in the Classified Plus pick up a copy at over 150 Outer Banks Locations!

Listen to Dixie 105.7 “Today’s Hottest Country” for OB’s schedule

Don’t forget to register for the “Pampered Pets Club” membership card for Valuable Discounts, Waived Pet Fees, Free Gifts & more at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB will be……

July 15th
Town of Manteo Waterfront by the Gazebo in Manteo, NC
from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

July 22nd
Greater Coastal Canine Academy111 Fox Knoll Drive, Unit 4Powells Point, NC
from 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online and feel free to look around and explore all the Pet Friendly Outer Banks has to Offer at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Oceanfront Weddings with Pets in the Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC

Oceanfront Weddings are so beautiful sunrise or sunset. The Atlantic Ocean is a great backdrop for you special day. The town of Kill Devil Hills knows the importance of having the whole family present, included the beloved family pet, to participate in your dream wedding.

There are 29 public beach accesses in the town of Kill Devil Hills, NC and of those, 19 have fixed-stand lifeguards. There are no fees associated with to use of these access. However, to have a Wedding with Pets, you must observe the Beach Assess Pet Laws.

§ 94.06 ANIMALS ON THE BEACH.
Between May 15 and September 15 of each year, no dogs shall be permitted on the public beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. unless being used to aid a handicapped person. At all other times, no dogs shall be permitted on the public beaches except upon a leash and under the control of owner or handler.

Kill Devil Hills is a very Pet Friendly area of the Outer Banks & the reason for the time restrictions is for the safety & well being of your pet. Heat Prostration can Kill, Please be aware of your pet’s environment & keep lots of cool fresh water on hand.

Blog photograph of actual wedding with pets on the oceanfront in the Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC provided by Shelley Chamberlin Photography

For contact information for the Town of Kill Devil Hills, NC & other Outer Banks areas and townships, please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/ and click on the “Leash Laws” button on the left hand side of your screen.

Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Summer Phobias & Treatment Options” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/07/summer-phobias-treatment-options.html

Watch for OB on Outer Banks TV 12! And after “Animal Planet” on Prime Time on the Outer Banks!

Or see OB’s commercial by visiting us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB’s schedule is published in the Classified Plus pick up a copy at over 150 Outer Banks Locations!

Listen to Dixie 105.7 “Today’s Hottest Country” for OB’s schedule

Don’t forget to register for the “Pampered Pets Club” membership card for Valuable Discounts,
Waived Pet Fees, Free Gifts & more at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB will be……

July 8th
Whalehead Club Currtituck Heritage Park in Corolla, NC
from 5:30pm - 7pm

Please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online and feel free to look around and explore all the Pet Friendly Outer Banks has to Offer at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wedding with Pets at the Whalehead Club


The plush lawns at Currituck Heritage Park are situated on 39 scenic petfriendly acres of sound front property in Corolla, North Carolina.

It is theideal site for weddings.

The Whalehead Club, built in the mid-1920'sremains one the most spectacular landmarks on the Currituck Outer Banks.

Itis listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is located in theshadow of the (1875) Currituck Beach Lighthouse.

Currituck Heritage Park isfilled with live oak trees which are perfect for capturing that timelessphotograph of your wedding.

For wedding packages and complete details,visit the Whalehead Club online at http://www.whaleheadclub.org/ article by Vickie L. Schreffler, Marketing Manager

Blog photograph of an Actual Wedding at the Whalehead Club provided by
Brooke Mayo Photography

You can find phone contact information for the Whalehead Club and other Pet Friendly Places at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/ and click on the "Pet Friendly Places" Button.

Please see this month’s veterinary article by Stephen M. Samson DVM of Coastal Animal Hospital “Summer Phobias & Treatment Options” by visiting the Pampered Pets Guide online or by clicking on the provided link http://pamperedpetsguide.blogspot.com/2009/07/summer-phobias-treatment-options.html

Watch for OB on Outer Banks TV 12! And after “Animal Planet” on Prime Time on the Outer Banks!

Or see OB’s commercial by visiting us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB’s schedule is published in the Classified Plus pick up a copy at over 150 Outer Banks Locations!

Listen to Dixie 105.7 “Today’s Hottest Country” for OB’s schedule

Don’t forget to register for the “Pampered Pets Club” membership card for Valuable Discounts, Waived Pet Fees, Free Gifts & more at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB will be……

July 8th
Whalehead Club Currtituck Heritage Park in Corolla, NC
from 5:30pm - 7pm

Please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online and feel free to look around and explore all the Pet Friendly Outer Banks has to Offer at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

Sunday, July 5, 2009

"Summer Phobias & Treatment Options"


The summer is a wonderful time for pets and owners alike. However, along with the warm sun and surf, come a lot of people. The summertime sees the Outer Banks population swell with thousands of vacationers who come to the coast to enjoy the beautiful beaches.

It is also not uncommon to see numerous canine patients who are stressed out and exhibiting inappropriate behavior, such as compulsive property destruction, hiding, inappetance or even seizures. Usually, these episodes are initiated by loud noises such as boisterous partygoers, fireworks, airplanes, sirens and thunderstorms.

Some dogs, just as people, are more sensitive to external stimulation such as excessive or loud noise. Often, this additional stress compulses some pets to exhibit inappropriate behaviors. Unfortunately, there are limited therapies, short of building a soundproof room in your house-which would be the ultimate sign of love.

Most doctors prescribe their nervous patients, a small supply of a sedative to be doled out on an as needed basis. These work well and provide sedation for several hours. The downside to these is that they often take 30-45 minutes to take effect and timing bottle rocket explosions and thunderstorms can be difficult. Often we will have owners preemptively give Fido a sedative if we know severe thunderstorms are forecast or a busy weekend is upcoming, such as the fourth of July.

Another popular class of drugs used for treating stress in dogs and humans alike are serotinin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s). These drugs work by increasing the amounts of the naturally occurring serotonin in the brain, which has a calming effect. These work very well and have little or no sedative effects so the dog is able to function while taking them. The downside is that it can take up to 30 days for the drug to achieve therapeutic levels so it is best suited to dogs which have persistent anxiety problems, such as separation anxiety, inappropriate urination or some forms of aggression.

When leaving these dogs unattended at home, it is beneficial to leave a radio or television on. This creates a calming distraction, as well as blocking lower level noise, so your pet does not hear every small pop and yell outside the home. A companion dog also helps dissipate any stress. Most of the dogs we see for nervous conditions are single dogs left home alone for extended periods.

If you have any questions about your pets physical or mental health, please feel free to contact one of the many friendly, local veterinarians. Have a fun and safe summer!

Stephen M. Samson DVM
Coastal Animal Hospital

Watch for OB on Outer Banks TV 12! And after “Animal Planet” on Prime Time on the Outer Banks!

Or see OB’s commercial by visiting us online at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB’s schedule is published in the Classified Plus pick up a copy at over 150 Outer Banks Locations!

Listen to Dixie 105.7 “Today’s Hottest Country” for OB’s schedule

Don’t forget to register for the “Pampered Pets Club” membership card for Valuable Discounts, Waived Pet Fees, Free Gifts & more at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/

OB will be……

July 8th
Whalehead Club Currtituck Heritage Park in Corolla, NC
from 5:30pm - 7pm

Please visit the Pampered Pets Guide online and feel free to look around and explore all the Pet Friendly Outer Banks has to Offer at http://www.pamperedpetsguide.com/