Saturday, June 6, 2009

Outer Banks SPCA Low Cost Rabies Shots Up Date

The Outer Banks SPCA operators of the Dare County Animal Shelter held a Low Cost Rabies Shots clinic :

May 18th - May 22nd, 2009 (during normal business hours) at the Dare County Animal Shelter on Historic Roanoke Island in the town of Manteo, North Carolina.

The shot cost was $5.00

It has been reported that OVER 100 PETS took advantage of this Low Cost Rabies Shot Clinic!

Watch our blog for future SPCA announcements!



Friday, June 5, 2009

3 Outer Banks Pet Events Today!


*2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day Every Friday stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free
Bumper Sticker
at the Holistic Pet Shop located in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Barker Brunch 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 in Scarborough Lane Shoppes in Duck, NC

*Frist Friday Dog Party First Friday of each Month 5pm - 7pm
Party for Dogs, Different Theme each MonthTreats, Prizes & Fun things to do
at Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in the Phoenix Shops in downtown Manteo

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pawgaritaville!

Add to your dog's vacation experience by bringing them out to our Thursday afternoon Pawgaritaville Party From 2pm - 4pm ALL SUMMER LONG!
at Puparazzi! Pet Bow-tique located in the Phoenix Shops in downtown Manteo, on Historic Roanoke Island.

The Party is Absolutely FREE to All Dogs & their Humans, and offers an island themed costume contest, refreshments, games and of course "pawgaritas" for all the Dogs!

Prizes are awarded in the costume contest for best dressed dog and best dog/owner combo. Refreshments for both dogs & their humans are offered.
The dogs really love the "pawgaritas", which are served island style.
So Mark Your Calendars for Every Thurday! this summer it's Pawgaritaville!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Photo-oops! with OB at Dognutz Today!

OB will be at DOGNUTZ
TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla, NC from 6pm - 8pm

TODAY! OB is the Official Mascot of the Pampered Pets Guide. OB is on a Mission to help the Non-Profit Pet Welfare Organizations of the Outer Banks. 


Watch For OB on Outer Banks TV 12

 Follow OB's photo-oops! schedule 

in the FREE "Classified Plus" available at over 150 Outer Banks Locations Listen to Dixie 105.7 for OB's schedule

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pet Dangers at the Beach

Visiting the Beach with your pet can be a really great experience. Many pets have never seen the sand and the surf before and are amazed at how much fun it can be playing in them.

But visiting the beach with your pet does pose a few special dangers.

The Sand: dogs explore with their mouth. Unfortunately some dogs consume while exploring. A little sand is ok, but too much can cause severe diarrhea and dehydration. If your pet is vomiting with frequent non-resolving diarrhea, take them to a local veterinarian. By the way, sand can also cause a very serious impaction of the gi tract too requiring aggressive veterinary care to soften it up to pass.

Salt Water: Like the sand, too much salt water can cause some nasty gi problems. The salt "sucks" the amimal's fluids into the gi tract causing sometimes serious vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.

Poisonous Critters: Yes, there are a few dangerous animals and spiders that live around here.
The Cottonmouth, rattlesnake and Copperhead are poisonous snakes that live among the marsh and rocky levees. Relax, the snakes want to stay away from us too, but a nosey dog or cat can get bit putting his nose in places it's better off not being.
The Black Widow and Brow Recluse spiders live in this area too. Be aware if you are overturning old logs or yard equipment that hasn't been moved for a season or more.
Oleander is a very toxic plant that is planted for it's beauty around the Outer Banks just like anywhere else. Do not allow your dog or cat to chew on ANY of this deadly plant.

The Ocean: The currents can be just as dangerous to a child as a dog that is not used to swimming. Keep a close eye on your friend just as you would your child.

The Heat: Heat prostration and heat stroke are all too common. Make sure your pet has plenty of fresh water and shade. It only takes a few minutes for a large breed dog to overheat. Older and younger dogs are even more susceptible. NEVER EVER LEAVE YOUR PET IN YOUR CAR DURING EVEN WARM WEATHER.

Jelly Fish: While not as big of a concern then their furless owners, if your dogs bite a jelly fish, they can get some nasty oral burns.

Antifreeze: Like many resort areas in the summer, there can be lots of this chemical leaking from radiators. It has a sweet taste that cats and dogs like but it is very deadly. If your pet consumes some, seek a veterinarian immediately.

Identification: Your pet is in a strange area. Please make sure they have proper identification if they become separated from you. Mico-chipping is an excellent way to ensure your pet is permanently identified at most veterinary clinics and animal shelters.

Fish Hooks: I never thought I'd be removing so many fish hooks from the mouths of pets until I began practicing on the Outer Banks. It amazes me how fast a dog can get themselves hooked going after casting bait. Try to keep your pet clear while fishing.

Mark Grossman, DVM, MS
Roanoke Island Animal Clinic


Monday, June 1, 2009

OB's Outer Banks TV 12 Commercial

                                                 

 

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Vol. 7 Cover Dog “Buddy’s Story”

Buddy is a two year old Yorkshire terrier who lives with Adam and Stephanie of Charlotte, NC.
Buddy came into our world in the spring of 2007 and has been a blessing ever since.

He started off very shy but now loves meeting new people and other dogs. Buddy has had many exciting experiences in his short time on Earth. He has visited Washington D.C. and was able to tour the Washington Monument where he temporarily helped the grounds crew with their goose problem. He has also had a tour of Charleston, SC and Pittsburg, PA.

Twice a year, he gets to go to his vacation home in the Outer Banks section of NC where, he enjoys digging holes on the beach and learning to swim. While at home Buddy can be found heading up the neighborhood watch program at his apartment complex. He sits on his arm chair looking into the courtyard making sure that every stranger knows he is watching. At night he gets comfortable on the couch to watch the latest reality TV with his mother and Fox News with his father.

Right now he is anxiously waiting for football season to see his Pittsburg Steelers. Recently Buddy became big brother to Winston (the Western Highland Terrier).

Blog photo & story by Buddy & Winston's Mom, Stephanie.

Buddy’s winning photograph  was on the cover of Vol. 7 of the Pampered Pets Guide



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