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P&G selling pet food brands to Mars for $2.9B

Procter & Gamble is selling some of its pet food brands to McLean-based Mars for $2.9 billion as part of its turnaround plan that includes concentrating on its most profitable core businesses.

Wednesday - 04/09/2014, 11:45am EDT

Tags: Mars, McLean, Va., Mars Inc.

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, cooking for your pet

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Keep your pet from gaining pounds during the holidays

Fat cats and pudgy pooches need homes too, and a local shelter is working to spotlight the need of the animals that offer a lot to love.

Sunday - 11/17/2013, 09:06am EST

Tags: washington humane society, pets, Thanksgiving, dogs, cats

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Pets don't feel the bite of down economy

While pet owners may suffer from economic times, their pets sure aren't.

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 02:51pm EDT

Tags: pets, cats, dogs, david burd

Dr. Pawz: Katy's 10 tips for choosing the right pet food, Part 2

As a good pet parent, you already know your pet needs to be eating nutritionally complete and balanced food. But with so many diets out there, how do you choose the perfect one for your pet? Local veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson has some tips.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 09:20am EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, pets

Dr. Pawz: Katy's 10 tips for choosing the right pet food, Part 1

As a good pet parent, you already know your pet needs to be eating nutritionally complete and balanced food. But with so many diets out there, how do you choose the perfect one for your pet? Local veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson has some tips.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 10:10am EDT

Tags: Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, pets

Ask Dr. Pawz: Meat meal or tripe

WTOP's Dr. Pawz, an emergency vet in Alexandria, Va., answers pet questions from readers, including whether meat meal is better for your dog.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 08:41am EST

Tags: pets, dogs, dog food, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, tripe