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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: pet food, 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: Katy Nelson, pet food, pets

Pet questions? Live chat with Dr. Katy Nelson

Attention pet lovers: Dr. Katy Nelson, veterinarian and "Dr. Pawz," will be in the glass-enclosed nerve center Thursday for a live web chat at 1 p.m.

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 02:01pm EDT

Tags: Dr. Katy Nelson, Live chat, pets

Dr. Pawz: A new film highlights inspiring tales of shelter pets

Every year in the United States 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized. Thousands of rescue groups around the country work diligently with local shelters to bring more awareness to this situation. These groups aim to get people personally and financially involved in helping homeless animals. Now, there is a new film available in Redbox kiosks; it tells the inspiring stories of some of these pets.

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 02:00pm EDT

Tags: "Shelter Me", Film, pets, shelter animals, Katy Nelson

Dr. Pawz: Preventing mosquitoes, ticks in your pets

Did you know that dogs can be bitten by as many as 500 mosquitoes per day in peak season? The good news is, you can protect your pet.

Thursday - 04/11/2013, 02:00pm EDT

Tags: Katy Nelson, flea, ticks, preventative medication, veterinarian, pets

Ask Dr. Pawz: How do you heal a dog's recurring eye infection?

Dr. Pawz advises on fixing a recurring eye infection and getting an indoor urination problem checked in this week's dog-focused column.

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 02:02pm EDT

Tags: veterinarian, dogs, spay, spay or neuter, pets, Ask Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

Keep pets safe on Easter: Hide the chocolate and count your eggs

Chocolate bunnies and eggs are delicious, but they can also be deadly in high amounts to our pets. Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe during Easter weekend.

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 02:02pm EDT

Tags: pets, Easter, chocolate, Easter eggs, dogs, cats, holidays, Katy Nelson

5 things you don't know about the Washington Humane Society

From a program for soldiers interested in animal training to pet abuse centers, here are a few features offered by the Washington Humane Society that you may not know about.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 11:32am EDT

Tags: washington humane society, dogs, cats, adoption, animal abuse, spay, neuter, Katy Nelson

Echo the parrot stops by WTOP for an interview

Meet Echo, a 15-year-old double yellow headed Amazon parrot who stopped by the newsroom to chat with WTOP reporters, before heading to the Super Pet Expo.

Friday - 03/15/2013, 12:05pm EDT

Tags: pets, parrot, Super Pet Expo, dogs, Stephanie Steinberg

Amid horse meat concerns, lawmakers introduce legislation to stop horse slaughter

Members of Congress and national animal welfare groups introduced the Safeguard American Food Exports Act of 2013, which would prohibit horse slaughter operations in the United States.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 01:15pm EDT

Tags: horse meat, Congress, veterinarian, Katy Nelson

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