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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: Dr. Pawz, "Shelter Me", film, 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, Dr. Pawz, flea, ticks, preventative medication, veterinarian,

How to tell if Fido is the next Michael Phelps

All dogs go to heaven, but do all dogs know how to swim?

Friday - 04/05/2013, 12:50pm EDT

Tags: dogs, swimming, david burd

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, Dr. Pawz, 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: Easter, chocolate, Easter eggs, dogs, cats, Holidays, Dr. Pawz, 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: parrot, Super Pet Expo, dogs, Dr. Pawz, Stephanie Steinberg

Dog safety top priority as Subaru teams with D.C.-based nonprofit (VIDEO)

For those who like to drive with man's best friend, efforts are underway to improve safety for both people and pets while on the road.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:00am EDT

Tags: Michelle Basch, Center for Pet Safety, Subaru, dogs, dog harness

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, Jim Moran, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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

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