Saturday, October 24, 2009

Four Outer Banks Pet Events Today!



"WAGGIN TAILGATE PARTY"
Saturdays 10:30 am - Noon
Fund Raiser for the Friends of Pooh Canine & Feline Cancer Fund.
Super Bowl Slushies, Gipper Gobbler, PB Blitz Bars Paw-painting, Pool, Agility Course and more!
Outer Barks located at 1171 Duck Road, in the Scarborough Lane Shops in Duck, NC.

Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. YARD SALE
Saturday October 24th
20095132 Barlow Lane by Victory ChevroletKitty Hawk, NC

Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter
October 24th, 2009 from 11:00 AM until 02:00 PM
1031 Driftwood Drive Manteo NC 27954

10th Annual Howl-oween Costume Pawty
Fundraiser raffle to benefit the Coastal Humane Society
Saturday October 24th 2009 from 1pm - 4pm
Salty Paws Homemade Biscuits, Kitty Hawk, NC



Friday, October 23, 2009

Customer Appreciation Day is Today!

2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day is Today & Every Friday!

Stop in for your free Doggie Treat Bag and Free Bumper Sticker!

At The Holistic Pet Shop located at the Seagate North Shopping Center in Kill Devil Hills, NC


Thursday, October 22, 2009

10th Annual Howl-oween Costume Pawty to Benefit the Coastal Humane Society

The 10th Annual Howl-oween Costume Pawty! is a Fundraiser raffle to benefit the Coastal Humane Society.

This Outer Banks Pet Event was founded 10 years ago by Ms. Leslie the original owner of Salty Paws Homemade Biscuits,who was a very strong supporter of the Coastal Humane Society.

This annual Outer Banks Pet Event was continued by the second owner Ms. Stephanie and remains an Annual Outer Banks Pet Event to Benefit the Coastal Humane Society under the current ownership of Ms. Susan at Salty Paws Homemade Biscuits.


This years Howl-oween Costume Pawty is scheduled on
Saturday October 24th 2009 1pm - 4pm
Backdrop for photos, games, treats, & a special gift
for all pups attending Salty Paws Homemade Biscuits.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Beach Bound Hound" taking training into Real Life

Greater Coastal Canine Academy has announced "Beach Bond Hound".
We are taking our training into real life. This new program is a six week class that takes us to a different location each time.

The beach, Home Depot, and the Outer Barks in Duck are a few of our designated locations.

This class is geared for dogs and their humans that have had some previous training, and are now ready to work in real life environments.

Some of the exercises we will work on will be meeting and greeting new people, sitting politely for petting, and passing dogs.This class will run on Saturday afternoons.

Space is limited to six dogs per class. If you have any suggestions on dog friendly places that we can run a class please let us know!

Ellen Carey, Greater Coastal Canine Academy


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Oct 24th Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter

October 2009 Volunteer Orientation for the Outer Banks SPCA/Dare County Animal Shelter 

Saturday October 24th, 2009
from 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dare County Animal Shelter 
1031 Driftwood Drive
Manteo, NC on Historic Roanoke Island.


Monday, October 19, 2009

"Halloween: And Chocolate Can Kill Your Pet"

It’s Halloween time! And with it come lots and lots of chocolate. All kinds of chocolate from milk to baking chocolate are available for our pets to consume. And if enough is consumed it can kill your pet.

 As we all know, when children eat too much chocolate they can get kind of hyper. That is because chocolate contains two drugs of the methylxanthine family. One is caffeine and the other is theobromine. Both, in small amounts cause the little jolt we get from eating chocolate or drinking some coffee.

But if an overzealous dog or cat gets hold of too much chocolate, it can cause lethal effects such as seizures and cardiac arrest. The signs usually occur within 6-12 hrs. post ingestion. Initially the pet can vomit and get really thirsty then become restless. They can progress to hyperactivity, ataxia (drunkenness), tremors and seizures.

 As the poisoning progresses, death occurs from heart arrhythmias and respiratory failure. Less then 2 ounces per kilogram of body weight of milk chocolate and 10% of this of baking chocolate can prove lethal. Remember, even less then this may not kill the pet but can cause severe illness.

Don’t panic if your pet eats a piece of chocolate. Remember, a 90 pound Labrador eating a milk chocolate bar is much different then a 4 pound Yorkie doing the same thing. Any consumption of dark chocolate should be taken more seriously since it contains much more of the toxins. If you know your dog or cat got into chocolate call your veterinarian. They will help determine if the exposure was significant and take the proper steps to avoid any problems.

Mark Grossman, DVM, MS
"Roanoke Island Animal Clinic

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Feline Hope Yard Sale Oct 24th Donations Needed

Donations are currently being accepted by
 Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc.
for their YARD SALE 

scheduled for Saturday October 24th 2009
to benefit the Cats & Kittens
at the Outer Banks only Non-Kill
animal shelter that is dedicated to felines.

The YARD SALE will take place at 5132 Barlow Lane by Victory Chevrolet in Kitty Hawk, NC.

To donate items or your valuable time please contact Feline Hope Animal Shelter, Inc. at 252-255-3365


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