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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: pets, ijamsville, Md.

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

Pet owners allege dog treat maker is censoring backlash

A controversy continues to broil on social media sites where pet owners say they're outraged at one company that censored their concerns over recalled pet treats made in China.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 10:55am EST

Tags: recalls, dog treats, pet owners, China, Randi Martin, Stephanie Steinberg

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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: pets, dogs, adoption, animal shelter, Dr. Pawz, Katy Nelson

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, pets, recall, China, Katy Nelson, Dr. Pawz

Survey: D.C. residents lacking in furry friends

A recent survey by veterinarians finds that the District of Columbia has far fewer pet owners than any other state in the U.S.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 05:21pm EST

Tags: pet owners, animals, Kristi King

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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: pets, dogs, Katy Nelson, Ask Dr. Pawz

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