Saturday, October 2, 2021

14 New Names added to the Pet Names page!


OB at Pampered Pets Guide
14 New Names added to the Pet Names page!

 Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

Goblin                                  Georgina
Grim                                     Grettell
Lad                                       Lala
Murphy                                Mabel
Simson                                 Sally
Trey                                     Towanda
Vick                                      Vivian

OB wants to know your Pet's name.
Visit the Pet Names Page and if you don't see your Pet's Name, email to be included.

Friday, October 1, 2021

National Black Dog Day! is October 1st!

National Black Dog Day is on October 1st of each year. This is a day to promote the adoption of black dogs, in animal shelters, across the nation.

Black Dogs have a history of being overlooked at the animal shelters, due only to the color of their fur. 

There are many dog breeds and mixed breed dogs with black fur. Just like people all dogs have their own personality and temperament. Please consider a Black Dog if you are planning to add a new pet to your family.

The Outer Banks SPCA and the Currituck Animal Shelter have adoptable dogs and cats, waiting for their forever homes, at the Dare County Animal Shelter & the Currituck Animal Shelter. Please visit them online at  & the Currituck Animal Shelter.

Both the Dare County Animal Shelter & the Currituck Animal Shelter list their adoptable animals with

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Are there Dollar Tree stores on the Outer Banks?

Are there Dollar Tree Stores on the Outer Banks of North Carolina?

Yes, there are four Dollar Tree stores on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The stores are listed from Northern Outer Banks to Southern Outer Banks.

1. Dollar Tree  
    5545 N Croatan Highway
    Southern Shores, NC 27949
2. Dollar Tree  
    2014 S Croatan Highway
    Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

3. Dollar Tree 
    5000 S Croatan Highway
    Nags Head, NC 27959

 4. Dollar Tree
     41934 NC-12
     Avon, NC 27915
                               Happy Cat Month!  ALL of the Dollar Tree Stores Have Cat Toys!
                                                             and Dog Toys too!

                                              Today is the Last Day of Happy Cat Month!

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Famous Cat Quotes

"The smallest feline is a masterpiece."
             Leonardo da Vinci 

"What greater gift than the love of a cat."  Charles Dickens 

"Cats rule the world."
    Jim Davis

"When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade without further introduction."
Mark Twain

"A cat is absolute honesty." 
Ernest Hemingway

"Cats are a mysterious kind of folk - there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of."
Sir Walter Scott

                Happy Cat Month! 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Today is World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day, celebrated on September 28th annually, was chosen to honor Louis Pasteur, who passed away on this date and left behind the legacy of creating the first rabies vaccination.   

Rabies vaccinations have been progressively improving, and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in May of  2021 a new oral rabies vaccination.

As the Governments, Health organizations, Animal Groups, and Others Unite to Eradicate Rabies, education is important. This year's theme is Rabies: Facts Not Fear.

Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) offers four free online educational courses in which you can earn a certification. The courses are available to anyone with no prerequisite required. Please visit for more information.

Monday, September 27, 2021



Animal Hospital of Nags Head

Dear Pet Owners,

Welcome to our beautiful Outer Banks. Please take a few minutes to read over this article and its precautions as we want your vacation to be enjoyable as possible! 

Regardless of the type of dog you have, they will find much pleasure and joy running on the beach and into the water. Be Careful on days when the waves are especially rough, for dogs can get injured and sometimes drown if you let them get fatigued. Activities like throwing a tennis ball or retrieving an object floating in the water can cause breeds like Golden Retrievers and Labradors, who are especially prone to overhearing, to become fatigued very quickly.

Another problem we see in that some dogs find sand fascinating - they dig and play in it, and sometimes they eat it - No Kidding! If dogs eat enough sand, it can obstruct their GI tract and they will develop severe vomiting. This is called a "Sand Colic" and the diagnosis requires simple x-rays that show the sand as it collects in the small intestines. This problem can be fatal if not treated, but treatment is almost always successful.

Heat Exhaustion - Very Serious! Every summer we see several dogs die from this condition. Did you know that on a 95 degree Fahrenheit day, in a parked car (even with windows cracked); temperatures can increase to 130 degree Fahrenheit in just ten short minutes! Please remember this when you run into the store for "just a few minutes to grab a drink."

If for some unfortunate reason you do witness an animal that is suffering from heat exhaustion, medical help MUST begin immediately! On your way to the closest veterinarian's office, use wet towels with cold water to lie across your pet to help cool him. If Available, Put ice under the dogs' neck and in the groin area to help cool blood flow to the body and back legs, by cooling the blood the internal organs are in less danger of being damaged It is critical that the cooling begin before you reach the vet's office, because this greatly increases our chance of treating and hopefully saving your dog with shock therapy.

In closing, have a great vacation; but remember that by far the number one disease on the beach is the 158 By-pass. Please keep your dog safe on a leash or confined in your house so that everyone has a wonderful vacation here on the Outer Banks!

Barrett Welch DVM (Retired)
Animal Hospital of Nags Head (Sold)

Published in Vol. 6 Page 6
(Renamed business at this location January 2020 Sound Veterinary Hospital)

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Nine New Names added to the Pet Names page!

OB at Pampered Pets Guide

 Nine New Names added to the Pet Names page!

Those Names are:

Male                                   Female 

Derick                                    Dori
Elliot                                      Elsa
Neil                                        Noel
Rusty                                      Rosy
Storm                                     Storm

OB wants to know your Pet's name.
Visit the Pet Names Page and if you don't see your Pet's Name, email to be included.

September is Happy Cat Month!

Currituck Annual Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic

photo by Seaside Photography I heard there was an Annual Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic at the Currituck County Judicial Center Saturday, Octobe...