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Dr. Pawz: Questions to ask before adopting a pet

Anyone who has ever lost a pet has experienced the "I may not ever adopt again" phenomenon. But eventually, you might. Here are some questions to ask before you decide to bring a furry friend back into your house.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 07:58am EST

Tags: Pets, dogs, adoption, animal shelter, veterinarian, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

Left in cold, impounded College Park dog waits for owners

Prince George's County Animal Management was forced to remove a Rottweiler from its home Sunday afternoon after complaints that the owner left the dog exposed to the bitter cold weather much of the past week without proper shelter.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 01:32pm EST

Tags: thomas warren, Pets

How to protect your pets from road salt and de-icer

Walking pets outside on treated roads or sidewalks can create big problems. But there are things pet owners can do to to make winter a lot easier for their dogs and cats.

Sunday - 01/27/2013, 01:55pm EST

Tags: Pets, Katy Nelson, road salt, de-icer

Brushing your dog's teeth is a necessity

Some may think brushing a dog's teeth is overkill - but veterinarians and owners who've paid the price agree: it's absolutely necessary.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 06:29am EST

Tags: david burd, Pets, teeth, brushing

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, pet food, dog food, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson, tripe

Dr. Pawz: Beware of the pet treat label 'Made in China'

Two dog treat companies pulled their products from shelves due to allegations of causing illness and death. Dr. Pawz weighs in on the safety of dog treats from China and whether or not owners should feed their pets treats in the first place.

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 09:23am EST

Tags: dog treats, Pets, recall, China, veterinarian, Katy Nelson, Dr. Pawz

Most popular puppy names of 2012

The most popular puppy names of 2012 took on human form, according to a study by the veterinarian and animal health website Vetstreet.com

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 11:37am EST

Tags: puppy, dogs, names, 2012, Hoai-Tran Bui, Pets

D.C. welcomes stranded Sandy pets (Video)

Two months after superstorm Sandy devastated the Northeast, cats and dogs that were surrendered or abandoned in New York City are finding new homes in the Washington area.

Monday - 01/14/2013, 11:09pm EST

Tags: Pets, ASPCA, WARL, animals, superstorm Sandy, Kate Ryan

Ask Dr. Pawz: Choosing the right dog food

WTOP's Dr. Pawz, an emergency vet in Alexandria, Va., answers pet questions from readers, including one about what to feed if you have multiple dogs.

Saturday - 01/12/2013, 12:14pm EST

Tags: Pets, dogs, veterinarian, Katy Nelson, Ask Dr. Pawz

Dr. Pawz: New Year's resolutions for your pets

Including pets in your New Year's resolutions could help prolong their lives. Dr. Pawz offers advise to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 12:33pm EST

Tags: Pets, resolutions, New Years, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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