How to Help Your Dog Overcome the Fear of Fireworks

Humans have enjoyed traditional Independence Day fireworks for centuries, but many dogs don’t see them the way we do. Oftentimes the booming noises, flashing lights, and smell of fireworks scares dogs and triggers their survival instincts to run away from the perceived danger. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to take the stress out of July 4th for your furry friend and make the festivities fun for both of you. Read below to find out how! 

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First Aid Item Essentials for Your Pet on Vacation

No one wants their pets hurt on vacation, but when you’re away from home it’s good to be prepared and pack a first aid kit! Be sure to include these items on the list:

1. Styptic Powder – This convenient item is a staple in pet first aid kits! It can help stop bleeding and ease pain for minor injuries for dogs, cats, birds, and other animals.

2. Medicines – Certain medicines make a difference in emergency situations, such as Benadryl for allergic reactions. Learn what’s important to administer for common ailments in your pet’s species. Vitamin C for guinea pigs, wet tail drops for hamsters, and sugar tablets if your pet is diabetic are some examples you can include. 

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6 Reasons Why You’ll Love Your Wedding in the Outer Banks

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Did you know that the Outer Banks of North Carolina is one of The Knot’s Top 50 wedding destinations in the world? From Carova to Ocracoke, hundreds of couples get hitched at our shores each year for an experience they will cherish years to come. Not sure if the ‘Ribbon of Sand’ is the right place for you and your fiancé? You’ll change your mind once you know just six of many compelling reasons why the Outer Banks is a hot trend for destination weddings.

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Top 10 Best Beach Supplies For Your Dog


Summer is finally here in Nags Head, and you know what that means. It’s time for some serious R & R with Sparky in the sand, surf, and sunshine! But before you go, you’ll want to be prepared for your beach ventures with a few well-chosen items in tow. Here are ten of the best beach supplies you can bring for your dog below: 

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What You Need to Know About Beach Nourishment in the Outer Banks

Beach nourishment moves sand from a source place to a beach as a strategy to slow its erosion. While beach nourishment does not completely prevent erosion, it allows the natural elements to “munch” on something else. It protects roadways and buildings near the coastline. Many coastal American destinations from the Northeast to the Southwest implement beach nourishment, including the Outer Banks.

Our guests have asked us about beach nourishment this year in the Outer Banks. We’ve compiled a list of answers to their most common questions below:

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