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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: 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, 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: 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, 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,

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

Like father, like daughter: Adopting animals on the job

Call it a family tradition. Call it bringing work home. But in WTOP Kate Ryan's family, adopting animals featured on air isn't anything new.

Friday - 01/04/2013, 08:10am EST

Tags: adoption, dogs, cats, Kate Ryan

GPS trackers keep pets close to home (VIDEO)

Dog owners worried their pets may get lost are turning to GPS technology in case they need to find their wayward four-legged friends.

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 06:26am EST

Tags: kathy stewart, gps trackers, Tagg The Pet Tracker

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