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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, Ask Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

World Spay Day emphasizes importance of fixing pets

Shelters around the country and in the D.C. region say the need for spaying and neutering pets is clear. There are just too many animals for too few homes.

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 06:51am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, spay day, humane society, neuter

Md. veterinarian living childhood dream

Most children have an idea of what they want to be when they grow up -- whether it's an astronaut, baseball player or doctor -- but few get to live out that childhood dream. Laura Page Warden, veterinarian and co-owner of the Green Valley Animal Hospital in Ijamsville, is one of those lucky few.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 03:51pm EST

Tags: veterinarian, ijamsville, Md.

Adoptable pets spread love, joy on Capitol Hill

Rescue groups from around the D.C. area brought more than 50 adoptable pets to show them off and highlight their plight at the Cannon House Office Building Thursday.

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 04:33pm EST

Tags: rescue shelter, pet adoption, Capitol Hill, ASPCA

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: puppies, cats, dogs, veterinarian, diet, animal shelter, Washington Humane Society, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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

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: pet health, Olde Towne Pet Resort, Katy Nelson, 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, Washington Humane Society, dogs, Todd Gray, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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: 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,

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