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Archive for October, 2018

We’re ready for Halloween — are you?

Say “hello” to Brom Bones and his pet rat, Templeton.

Speaking of a reason to change your look: two old favorites on our shelf — Dermal Soothe spray and Oxyfresh Pet Oral Hygiene — have revamped their packaging and labels.

Here they are, so you’ll know what to look for:

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There are scarier things around Norfolk and Virginia Beach this Halloween than witches, ghouls, and ghosts.

Watch out for foxes, raccoons, bats, and skunks — common carriers of Rabies, a deadly virus that can be spread to animals and people. 

Check your pet’s Rabies vaccination status — if it’s due or past due, make an appointment today to update your pet’s Rabies vaccination — don’t wait!

[If your pet is a patient at Little Creek Veterinary Clinic,
be sure to Contact Us.] 

There is no cure for Rabies. And Rabies is always fatal. That is why preventing Rabies with a vaccination is one of the most important things you can do for your pet and your family — and it’s the law.

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If you’ve been looking for a good reason to dress in a matching costume with your dog before Halloween — we’ve found just the thing for you: Barktoberfest Dog Walk & Festival, featuring a Pets & People costume contest! (Details below).

Barktoberfest

This dog friendly event is happening October 20, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Mill Point Park (100 Eaton St.) in Hampton, VA. (Just a short trip across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel!)

Admission is $5, Dog Walk Registration – $20, Barktoberfest Package – $35.

Tickets Linkhttps://www.facebook.com/pspcabarktoberfest/

Bring Fido to this fur-tastic event hosted by the Peninsula SPCA. Help raise money for the adoption-guarantee shelter by showing your support and bringing out your special furry four-legged family friends.

Highlights include:
* Live music by Lost Soul Society, vendors, local animal rescue groups, and more! 
* Bow-Wow Beer Garden featuring breweries from Hampton, including Sly Clyde Ciderworks, Bull Island Brewing Company, The Vanguard Brewpub and Distillery, The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, and The St. George Brewing Co. There will also be samplings of Dog Star Vodka from Blue Sky Distillery.
* Pets and people costume contest! Guests are encouraged to participate in a costume contest (two categories: pets only and pets & people) for great prizes.

Don’t miss the Dog Walk, the showcase event of the day; a fun walk that winds along the beautiful downtown Hampton waterfront! The money raised will benefit the animals of the Peninsula SPCA! The Peninsula SPCA is an Adoption Guarantee, or no-kill, shelter that relies completely on support from the local community to help us care for the homeless animals.

Other highlights of the day include the Dog Cake Walk, Bobbing for Tennis Balls, Demonstrations, Dog Yoga, and more.

Register in advance for beer tasting tickets and dog walk to receive your t-shirt and/or souvenir glass.

Prost!

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Our power has been restored and we are rebuilding our stock of cold products that were lost during the power outage.

Please call 757-583-2619 to schedule your pet’s appointment. Time slots are still available this week, including Saturday.

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Due to a power outage of unknown duration, Little Creek Veterinary Clinic is closed Friday.

We will let you know when we are able to re-open.

Emergencies, call 757-499-5463 to reach BluePearl in Virginia Beach.

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Looking for a listing of dog-friendly events in Hampton Roads, including Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach?

Check out BringFido.com.

You can go straight to the Norfolk directory here:  https://www.bringfido.com/event/city/norfolk_va_us/, which lists events within a 20-mile radius of Norfolk, VA — or type your preferred region in the Search box.

From festivals to fun runs and fundraisers, and more, you’ll find something for everyone.

Bonus: Bring Fido also lists pet-friendly restaurants, hotels, parks, and beaches. You’ll even find airline pet policies.

As always, be sure to check information found on the internet with the actual event planner or service provider, for accuracy, changes, and cancellations.

 

 

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Recently, we blogged about Animals In Art, featuring contemporary artworks spotlighting our beloved pets. At Little Creek Veterinary Clinic, we know that animals have been revered throughout human history as a source of fascination and inspiration.

Today, we begin a walk through Animals in Ancient Art, featuring works on view at the Chrysler Museum. The Chrysler Museum is free to the public, so grab a friend or loved one and see these amazing works [some estimated at over a thousand years old!] for yourself.

Today’s journey through Animals in Ancient Art begins in the Americas (Mesoamerica). Many of these sculptures are estimated to have been created in the years 100-900 C.E. [Common Era, aka A.D.], and one may have originated in 100 B.C.E. [Before Common Era]. The “cat cloth” is estimated to have been created in the years 1100 – 1460 C.E. For complete details on the age and origin of each piece, visit the Chrysler Museum. 

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Pet Blessings taking place at area churches in October 2018

Each year in October, Christian churches in Norfolk and beyond celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by blessing your pets. Don’t miss out: choose a church, click the link, and get the details!

October 4

*St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church(VB) http://discovermass.com/church/st-gregory-the-great-virginia-beach-va/
Blessing of the Animals will take place on Thursday, October 4 at 5pm in the Pavilion at St. Gregory’s.

October 6

*Christ the King Catholic Church (N) http://christthekingnorfolk.org/calendar
Pet Blessing at 9 AM

*Church of the Holy Family (VB) https://www.holyfamilyvb.org/bulletins/20180930.pdf
On Saturday, October 6, there will be the Blessing of the Animals Service at 11:00 a.m. and a tour of our Church gardens.

*Hidenwood Presbyterian (NN) https://hidenwood.org/
Pet Blessing at 10 AM, outside

*St. Mary Catholic Church (Ch) http://www.clusterparishes.com/
Pet Blessing Service at 9:30 AM

October 7

*St. Andrews Episcopal Church  (NN) http://www.standrews-episcopal.org/upcoming_events
Pet Blessing at 1 p.m. at the River Road entrance to the church
Invite your friends and neighbors and bring any of God’s creatures, large or small.

*Wycliffe Presbyterian (VB) http://wycliffepresbyterian.org/e-news.php
Bring your pets to this special afternoon service at 4 pm on October 7. Please invite your friends and neighbors – spread the news! Donations of animal toys, food or other pet-friendly items are welcome and will be taken to an animal shelter.
(It is recommended that all animals be on a leash or in a secure carrier.)
Contact Bess Mann (496-2833) for more information. (Rain date: October 14)

*Emmanuel Episcopal Church (VB) http://beta.emmanuelvb.com/news-and-events/?month=2018-10
Pet Blessing 3 PM, Side Yard

*Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd (N) http://goodshepherdnorfolk.org/CurrentAnnouncements
Pet Blessing 10:15 AM in the church


October 14

*Episcopal Church of the Ascension (N) https://ascension-norfolk.org/
Blessing of animals and Holy Eucharist Rite II
When: Sunday, October 14, 2018 @11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Outside

Bonus: Click here for a classic post with prayers for pets!

We have attempted to accurately reflect each church’s information for the event, but be sure to check with your preferred church for accuracy and any last-minute schedule changes, especially in the event of inclement weather.

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