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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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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

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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Dr. Pawz: Raising funds for veteran service dogs

On Sunday July 21, Dogtopia, a national dog day care franchise, hosted its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit service dogs for veterans who work year-round.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 01:02pm EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, pets, dogs, veterans, service dogs, Dogtopia

Dr. Pawz: Recognizing a puppy mill

In a newly released poll commissioned by the ASPCA, 71 percent of Americans surveyed felt sure that commercial dog breeders licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture treat their dogs humanely.

Saturday - 07/20/2013, 10:28am EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, Animal Welfare Act, puppy mill, commercial breeding, pets

Dr. Pawz: Keep your pet home for the 4th of July

If you're planning on bringing your pup to Fourth of July festivities, think twice about events with fireworks. Local veterinarian Katy Nelson says exposing pets to frightening fireworks displays isn't fair to Fido.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 01:32pm EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, July 4th holiday, pets, anxiety, Katy Nelson, Dana Gooley

Local animal shelters take creative steps to avoid overcrowding

In the 1980s, more than 20 million dogs and cats were euthanized every year in shelters around the country. And while that number is much lower today (around 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year), a large number of animals are still dying unnecessarily.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 10:04am EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, animal shelters, kitten season, stray animals, Washington Humane Society, pets

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