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Easter lilies pose a danger to cats

Flowers are common in the home around Easter and Mother's Day, but local veterinarians say they can be dangerous to pets.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 01:06am EDT

Tags: lilies, cats, Omama Altaleb, pets, Easter, easter lily, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, Elizabeth Arguelles

Some turn to DIY dog food after recent pet recalls

The growing list of pet food recalls is causing concern among pet owners, many of whom are reassessing what they feed their pets.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 10:51am EST

Tags: Katy Nelson, Dr. Pawz, pet food, cooking for your pet

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Rabies scare urges pet owners into action

After a growing number of rabies cases have been reported in the area, pet owners want to know how to keep their cats and dogs safe from the deadly virus.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 04:04pm EST

Tags: rabies, Dr. Pawz, paula wolfson, veterinarian, pets

Last-minute and local: Gifts for pets, pet lovers

Need a last-minute gift for a pet or pet lover in your life? Dr. Katy Nelson, local veterinarian and host of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" has some ideas from local Virginia, Maryland and D.C. pet shops.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 07:03am EST

Tags: pets, pet lovers, gift ideas, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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Dr. Pawz answers your pet questions: How old is your pet, exactly?

Dr. Katy Nelson is at it again -- taking your pet questions and offering advice and best practices.

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 10:23am EST

Tags: Katy Nelson, pets, pet questions, Dr. Pawz

Dr. Pawz answers your pet questions: Separation anxiety, life-threatening illness

Dr. Katy Nelson is at it again -- taking your pet questions and offering advice and best practices.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 11:38am EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, Dr. Katy Nelson, pets, pet questions

'Howl'oween: Finding a costume and keeping your pet safe on Halloween

Halloween isn't just a holiday for humans. Many pets join in on the festivities, as well. But before you zip your four-legged family member in a costume and make it part of the party, keep in mind some of these safety considerations.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 06:07am EDT

Tags: pets, Dr. Katy Nelson, Halloween, costumes, dogs, Dr. Pawz, Dr. Paws, Rachel Nania

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Dr. Pawz answers your pet questions: Training methods, heartworm medication, crating

Dr. Katy Nelson is at it again -- taking your pet questions and offering advice and best practices.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 08:10am EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, pets, Dr. Katy Nelson, pet questions

A veteran, a dog and a lifesaving story

Capt. Jason Haag, a medically retired United States Marine Corps veteran, bravely served three tours of duty overseas. But when he returned home to Fredericksburg, Va., from his last deployment in 2011, he found himself unable to leave his basement for almost two years. That is, until he met Axel

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 12:17pm EDT

Tags: Katy Nelson, K9s for Warriors, veterans, Capt. Jason Haag, Dr. Pawz

Dr. Pawz: Closing loophole with online pet sales

After years of pressure from the public and animal-welfare groups, the USDA's inspector general looked into the laws regulating commercial dog breeding and agreed there was a gap between breeders who sell online and those who do not.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 07:46am EDT

Tags: Katy Nelson, Dr. Pawz, Dr. Paws, puppy mills, pet sales, usda

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