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Tips to keep pets away from danger this spring

With spring here and lawn work on many people's agendas, local veterinarians advise pet owners to take the following measures to protect pets from potential threats this season.

Wednesday - 04/16/2014, 11:44am EDT

Tags: Pets, dangers, spring, Omama Altaleb

Tips to take cats to the vet, scratch-free

Local veterinarians Dr. Elizabeth Arguelles and Dr. Katy Nelson give tips on how to make the trip to the vet stress-free and scratch-free for you and your cat.

Monday - 03/31/2014, 11:12am EDT

Tags: cats, Pets, carrier, Omama Altaleb

5 tips to save money on pets

Food, medicine, vet care, treats and toys can add up to quite the bill at the end of the month. Dr. Katy Nelson shares five tips to save money on pet care.

Monday - 02/24/2014, 05:34am EST

Tags: Pets, pet care, save money, Omama Altaleb

Rabies scare urges pet owners into action

After a growing number of rabies cases have been reported in the area, pet owners want to know how to keep their cats and dogs safe from the deadly virus.

Tuesday - 12/31/2013, 04:04pm EST

Tags: rabies, Dr. Pawz, paula wolfson, Pets

Dogs can give blood too (VIDEO)

Dogs can save the lives of four other canines with one donation of blood. A veterinary blood bank in Purcellville provides dog blood nationwide.

Thursday - 07/11/2013, 05:30pm EDT

Tags: Pets, blood bank, Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank

How hot does the inside of a car get?

In a video that's gotten thousands of views in the past few days, veterinarian Ernie Ward put himself in a parked car on a breezy 95-degree day to find out.

Saturday - 07/06/2013, 04:55pm EDT

Tags: hot car, video

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, Pets

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: dogs, spay, spay or neuter, Dr. Pawz, Pets, Ask Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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, 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: dogs, cats, neuter, Dr. Pawz, Pets, Ask Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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