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We wish you a thrilling, chilling,

spooky Halloween

surrounded by your favorite boils and ghouls –

and little fur-covered goblins!

How many ghosts are in this picture? Click to enlarge.

How many ghosts are in this picture?
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Contest time!

Count the number of ghosts in this photo. The first client* to enter the closest correct guess in the comments section will win a FREE dose of either Canine or Feline Advantage II for Fleas.

*No purchase necessary to enter. Contest is open only to current clients of Little Creek Veterinary Clinic in Norfolk, Virginia. Winner must collect the free dose of Advantage II at our office. Free dose will correspond to pet’s current weight.

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So, you’ve gotten a new pet and you’re looking for naming inspiration beyond the old stand-bys, like “Scooter,” “Muffin,” and “Shadow.” Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Check out Top Ten Tuesday’s Wackiest Pet Names of 2016, brought to you by Nationwide Pet Insurance.

Brea, Calif. (Aug. 17, 2016) – The votes have been tallied and the results are in – McLoven the Stud Muffin nosed out Kanye Westie in the dog division and Agent Jack Meower purred past Shakespurr in the cat category to be named the Wackiest Pet Names of 2016. Each year, Nationwide, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance, recognizes the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the nation. After a thorough selection process, the top 10 dog and 10 cat monikers were chosen from Nationwide’s database of more than 575,000 insured pets and put to a public vote where McLoven the Stud Muffin and Agent Jack Meower were crowned the wackiest. Following are the 10 Wackiest Dog and 10 Wackiest Cat Names of 2016:

Most Unusual Dog Names Most Unusual Cat Names
1. McLoven the Stud Muffin 1. Agent Jack Meower
2. Kanye Westie 2. Shakespurr
3. Angus Von Wigglebottom 3. Meowmadeus
4. SuperFunCoconutDog 4. Macaroni Bob
5. Optimus Prime Rib 5. Sir Pickles Pennybottom
6. Maximus Waffles 6. Princess Poopy Paws
7. ChaChi Big Foot 7. Butch Catsidy
8. Scrappin Scruffy Macdoogle of the Highland Macdoogles 8. Sharkbait Hoo Haa Haa
9. Lieutenant Colonel Be Back Soon 9. Ziggy Snowdust
10. Aggie Von Schwaggie 10. Enzo Asparagus Santa

“Our Wacky Pet Names competition is a great way to showcase the creativity of the pet lover’s community,” said Carol McConnell, DVM, MBA, vice president and chief veterinary medical officer for Nationwide. “The unique monikers among our members’ pets come from a variety of different sources, some of which are based on joke filled puns, while others have a sentimental meaning. This year’s campaign saw strong references to pop culture topics.”

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Now it’s your turn: dream up the wackiest* pet name you can think of and share it with us in the comments section!
*Keep it clean, please.

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Chocolate and batteries and raisins — oh my! These common household items, and more, can be hazardous to your pet, especially when they’re in abundance around the holidays, including Halloween.

Know which items are toxic to your pets and how to keep your furbabies safe during the festivals and frolics.

For a more complete list of common household hazards for pets, Contact Us to request a brochure.

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And if the worst should occur, call the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-800-213-6680 and be sure you know which veterinary emergency hospital is closest to your home.

Infographic courtesy of Midwest Veterinary Supply and Pet Poison Helpline.

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Great news! There is still time to enter your pet in one of several Halloween Pet Costume Contests!

Check these out from —

BluePearl Veterinary Partners: Click the link below to enter our Beastly Costume Contest!
http://woobox.com/iwwo8e
What you could win: Pet lovers’ gift basket up to $100 in value

Family Circle Magazine: HOW TO ENTER:  During the Contest Period, visit FamilyCircle.com/BestDressedPet  and follow the prompts to log-in to your Facebook account, if you are not logged in already. Find the designated Contest post, and follow the instructions provided to upload a photo of your pet in his/her costume along with the hashtag #FCBestDressedPetContest, to receive one (1) entry into the Contest.
What you could win: $250 gift card and 365 Dentastix

Oxyfresh:  Does your pet have the cutest costume on the block? Or maybe you’re planning on dressing them up in something new this year?
Whatever your pet’s halloween status, it’s time to dress them up, snap a pic, upload it to Howloween.Oxyfresh.com, and enter to win a free iPad Mini!
It’s all about the votes – so once you upload your picture, spread the word to your friends and family and get them to select your pet’s picture as their favorite.
What you could win: an iPad mini.

Let us know if you enter your pet in a contest so that we can vote for him [or her]!

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For Halloween 2016, plan on having spooky fun with animals that you don’t have to clean up after — because the zookeepers are doing all the dirty work!

The Virginia Zoo is hosting two fun family events in Norfolk, so get ready for a wild time!

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Saturday OCTOBER 15: Night Crawlers Family Sleepover at the Zoo
Ready to trick or treat yourself to a night at the Zoo? All ghouls and ghosts, witches and creatures of the night are invited for a spooktacular evening.

Join the Virginia Zoo for spooky festivities including nighttime games and activities, up-close encounters with our animal ambassadors, a night hike, a behind-the-scenes experience, evening and morning meals and so much more! Costumes are welcome for this wicked night of festive fun.  

Get all the details (cost, time, registration) here.

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Saturday OCTOBER 22:  ZooBoo is Back!
ZooBoo offers families a safe environment to trick-or-treat and enjoy fall fun. Be sure to check out the animal pumpkin encounters, crafts, bounce houses and more!

This Event is held rain-or-shine (notwithstanding dangerous/inclement weather conditions). Inclement weather date is Saturday, Oct. 29.

Only ZooBoo tickets and passes will be accepted; no other tickets, coupons, passes, vouchers or discounts can be used.

Get more details (cost, time) here.

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WE WELCOMED:

  • Maggie
  • Maxine
  • Max
  • Angel
  • Winnie
  • Noah
  • Bandito
  • Cora
  • Baby Kitty
  • Winston
  • Jae
  • Sebastian

WE REMEMBER:

  • Zippy
  • Mama Miaflower-1

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UPDATE: This pet has been reunited with his owners.
(Photos removed).

This distinctive-looking intact male dog was found on Branchwood St. in Norfolk just before 3 PM today. 

He was travelling without a collar and does not appear to have a microchip.

The owner should be prepared to show proof of ownership, to ensure he goes home with the right person.

 

Note: This pet is not at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic at this time.

 

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