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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,

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

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