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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, Dr. Pawz,

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria hosts third annual Mardi Growl

A masked, bead-bedecked and boa-clad crowd celebrated the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria celebrated the third annual Mardi Growl.

Monday - 03/11/2013, 01:08pm EDT

Tags: Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, pet adoption, pets, Jim Moran, Dr. Pawz,

Ask Dr. Pawz: What is the best age to neuter a dog?

In this week's Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson explains the best age to neuter or spay a pet and how to prevent a cat from having accidents outside a litter box.

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 08:30am EST

Tags: veterinarian, dogs, cats, neuter, Dr. Pawz, pets, Ask Dr. Pawz,

Va. dog trainer to appear on reality series 'Alpha Dogs'

Dog trainer Nick White, owner of Off-Leash K9 Training in Woodbridge, Va. was invited to train with Nat Geo Wild's new reality show "Alpha Dogs" next month.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 07:53am EST

Tags: dogs, training centers, Marines, Secret Service, reality TV, National Geographic, military, Woodbridge, Va.,

Rep. Campbell: Topics lawmakers won't fight over -- puppies and kittens

On a beautiful sunny Valentine's Day on Capitol Hill, the fur was flying, but not for the usual reasons.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 03:12pm EST

Tags: Capitol Hill, Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, ASPCA, paws for love

Ask Dr. Pawz: How to get a lazy, fat cat to lose weight?

In this week's Ask Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson shares what you can do to get your cat to lose weight and how to tell the age of an adopted pet.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 11:56am EST

Tags: pets, puppies, cats, dogs, veterinarian, diet, animal shelter, Washington Humane Society, Dr. Pawz,

Dr. Pawz: Welcoming an adopted pet in your home

Dr. Pawz shares what owners can do to ensure an easy transition into a new home for pets adopted from shelters.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 08:29am EST

Tags: pets, dogs, cats, adoption, animal shelter, veterinarian, Dr. Pawz,

Local cat swims her way slim

Holly, a local cat, is quickly gaining fame as the story of her watery weight loss plan makes waves online.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:39pm EST

Tags: pets, pet health, Olde Towne Pet Resort, Holly, pet obesity

The Reagan Building went to the dogs for 12th annual Sugar and Champagne Affair

The Washington Humane Society's 12th annual Sugar and Champagne Affair honored Humane Heroes, including Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, D.C. police officers Arthur Douglas, Jr. and John Carruthers, and WUSA9 reporter Matt Jablow.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 02:03pm EST

Tags: Sugar and Champagne, pets, Washington Humane Society, dogs, Todd Gray, Dr. Pawz,

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,

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