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ZOOVIES

Bring the family and spread a blanket under the stars to enjoy these outdoor movies that are fun for everyone. 
September 30 features Charlotte’s Web.
Gates open at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. Rain or shine.

Ticket Prices & Information

 

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World Farm Animal Day
Join us on Sunday, October 2 at 11 am to celebrate our residents at the ZooFarm. Enjoy keeper chats, story time, fun activities & crafts, plus discovery stations. Free with admission.
More Information

Freaky and Fun Flea Facts

Magnified flea. Photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.

Magnified flea.
Photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic.

Did You Know?

  • Fleas lay eggs in your pet’s fur; then the eggs roll and drop off into the carpet, onto the furniture, or outdoors.
  • Squirrels, opossums, raccoons, stray dogs and cats can all carry flea eggs into your yard.
  • Fleas can hatch in as little as 2 or 3 weeks, or they can wait for several months and spring themselves on you and your pets when you least expect it.
  • After they feed and mate, female fleas begin laying eggs within 24 hours.
  • Each female flea produces 40 to 50 eggs per day — which adds up to hundreds of eggs in days or possibly thousands of eggs, given enough time. One pair of fleas can infest your home with their offspring!
  • Don’t forget the cat! Many households are infested because of untreated cats that act as reservoirs for fleas. While you’re picking up flea control for the dog, make sure to buy some for your cat, as well.
  • Common household spots for hatching flea eggs and squirming larvae include: in pet beds, under furniture, deep in carpets.
  • Outdoors, fleas like to hang out in shady, undisturbed areas like porches, decks, stairs, and doghouses.
  • Young fleas go dormant in our winter climate and emerge as adults as the weather warms up.
  • Fleas carry Tapeworms. If your dog or cat swallows a flea while grooming itself, it can get Tapeworms.
  • Cats that have fleas can carry Bartonella henselae – the bacteria responsible for Cat Scratch Disease.

So, how can you control flea infestations at home? Try these methods:

  • Treat all dogs and cats in the household. Ask about safe treatments for other furry friends like ferrets, rabbits, chinchillas, rats, etc. Not all products are suitable for pocket pets. When in doubt, check with the manufacturer.
  • Indoors, vacuum regularly. Lift and move furniture for a thorough cleaning.
  • To treat carpets and upholstery, try a safe product like Fleabusters Rx for Fleas.
  • Wash pet bedding and people bedding routinely.
  • Keep baseboards and nooks and crannies clean.
  • Eliminate weeds and brush piles; keep the lawn mowed.
  • Keep rodents away from your home.
  • Treat your yard with outdoor flea control products.

 

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Information for this article was adapted from the Companion Animal Parasite Council and dvm360.com.

This article was originally posted on Aug. 22, 2014.

dogs
Sept. 17: Furry Friends Fest
Join the fun from 10 AM to 1 PM
Bow Creek Recreation Center
3427 Club House Road, Virginia Beach
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation wants you to bring the family – including your furry friends – out to Bow Creek Recreation Center and Park for carnival games for kids and pets alike!
Join the free event on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The Virginia Beach Police K-9 Unit and Mounted Patrol will be on-site along with a variety of pet-related vendors and adoption groups.
There will be plenty for the kids to see and do at this free event!

Join the event on Facebook

If your pet ends up at a shelter, it may be difficult
to distinguish it from other similar-looking pets.

Tuxedo cat 1. Photo by Little Creek Veterinary Clinic

Tuxedo cat 1.

Tuxedo cat 2.

Tuxedo cat 2.

Or it could be just this easy.

The key to your pet's return.

The key to your pet’s return.

HomeAgain Microchips offer instant, reliable identification
at the push of a button.

HomeAgain's universal scanner reads chips by any manufacturer, so all pets can make it safely home.

HomeAgain’s universal scanner reads chips by any manufacturer, so all pets can make it safely home.

Your pet can’t call home when it’s lost –
so let someone else make the call for her.

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Ask us to “chip” your pet on her next visit.
Visit HomeAgain to learn more.

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This article originally appeared on April 23, 2012.

Curly

Isn’t he precious? What if you could get another one just like him?

Do you love your pet so much that you can’t imagine not having him around? Are you dreading the day your sweet little girl crosses the Rainbow Bridge, because you’re quite sure there will never be another one just like her?

 ViaGen Pets has the answer you’re looking for.

ViaGen Pets has cloned a Jack Russell terrier they’ve named “Nubia.” She is the first clone puppy born in the United States; however, the company reports having cloned kittens already.

So how much will cloning your pet set you back? Let’s look at the current numbers:

DNA/tissue cryopreservation: $1600

Annual storage fee: $150

Dog cloning: $50,000 (You read that correctly!)

Cat cloning: $25,000

Want to learn more? Read ViaGen Pet’s Frequently Asked Questions page to find out what the steps are to cloning your pet.

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Note: Little Creek Veterinary Clinic and Dr. Miele are not affiliated with ViaGen Pets or any cloning process and make no warranty or guarantee as to the quality of service or reliability of results. This article is for informational purposes only. Caveat emptor.

Post-Hermine Clean-up Information from the City of Norfolk

No need to request bulk yard waste pickups throughout the month of September.  Public Works crews will collect bulk waste on your regularly scheduled trash pickup day.   

If we don’t pick it up, leave it out.  We’ve got a lot to pick up and may not get to yours right away.  

You can help us by doing the following:

Put items for pick up at the curb, not the street

Keep bulk waste items away from fire hydrants and power lines

Separate your piles –

1.     Household trash in green cans – if it doesn’t fit, bag trash in black, plastic trash bags

2.     Recycling in blue cans

3.     Storm-related debris, furniture and related materials

4.     Appliances

Got Yard Debris?

Leaves and grass clippings must be in clear plastic bags

Individual branches must be less than 12 inches in diameter and no longer than eight feet in length. 

Groups of branches must be tied and bundled and not exceed 18 inches in diameter. 

DO NOT SWEEP YARD DEBRIS INTO THE STREET.  DEBRIS IN THE STREET BLOCKS STORM DRAINS AND POLLUTES OUR LOCAL WATERWAYS.

Electronics Recycling/ HHW

The E-waste/HHW facility is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Saturday. The facility is located at 1176 Pineridge Road in Norfolk Industrial Park.

Questions? 

Call Norfolk Cares 664-6510 or email us at healthyneighborhoods@norfolk.gov

WELCOME:

  • Alli
  • Tessa
  • Stamp
  • Polar
  • Pebbles
  • Stump
  • Femmi
  • Rem
  • Wilson
  • Natty
  • Little Girl
  • Delilah

WE REMEMBER:

  • Miss Agnes
  • Cindy Lou

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