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What's the best way to stop your neighbor's barking dog?

Your neighbor may have the cutest dog by day, but come nighttime, he likes to bark up a storm or spend hours howling at the moon.

Monday - 08/11/2014, 03:20pm EDT

Pet insurance an exercise in love and responsibility

Insurance often comes down to legal requirements and financial hits. We have to insure our cars and we insure our health because, without it, bankruptcy could be reality when faced with a major illness. But what about that furry face that greets your every morning and curls up with you at night?

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 12:27pm EDT

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

Some turn to DIY dog food after recent pet recalls

The growing list of pet food recalls is causing concern among pet owners, many of whom are reassessing what they feed their pets.

Thursday - 02/20/2014, 10:51am EST
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Last-minute and local: Gifts for pets, pet lovers

Need a last-minute gift for a pet or pet lover in your life? Dr. Katy Nelson, local veterinarian and host of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" has some ideas from local Virginia, Maryland and D.C. pet shops.

Tuesday - 12/24/2013, 07:03am EST
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Traveling with your pets this holiday season

Dr. Katy Nelson, veterinarian and Dr. Pawz

Monday - 11/25/2013, 01:52pm EST

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Dr. Pawz answers your pet questions: How old is your pet, exactly?

Dr. Katy Nelson is at it again -- taking your pet questions and offering advice and best practices.

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 10:23am EST

Dr. Pawz answers your pet questions: Separation anxiety, life-threatening illness

Dr. Katy Nelson is at it again -- taking your pet questions and offering advice and best practices.

Thursday - 10/24/2013, 11:38am EDT

'Howl'oween: Finding a costume and keeping your pet safe on Halloween

Halloween isn't just a holiday for humans. Many pets join in on the festivities, as well. But before you zip your four-legged family member in a costume and make it part of the party, keep in mind some of these safety considerations.

Friday - 10/18/2013, 06:07am EDT
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Dr. Pawz answers your pet questions: Training methods, heartworm medication, crating

Dr. Katy Nelson is at it again -- taking your pet questions and offering advice and best practices.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 08:10am EDT

A veteran, a dog and a lifesaving story

Capt. Jason Haag, a medically retired United States Marine Corps veteran, bravely served three tours of duty overseas. But when he returned home to Fredericksburg, Va., from his last deployment in 2011, he found himself unable to leave his basement for almost two years. That is, until he met Axel

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 12:17pm EDT

Dr. Pawz: Closing loophole with online pet sales

After years of pressure from the public and animal-welfare groups, the USDA's inspector general looked into the laws regulating commercial dog breeding and agreed there was a gap between breeders who sell online and those who do not.

Saturday - 09/14/2013, 07:46am EDT
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Dr. Pawz: Raising funds for veteran service dogs

On Sunday July 21, Dogtopia, a national dog day care franchise, hosted its 9th Annual Charity Dog Wash to benefit service dogs for veterans who work year-round.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 01:02pm EDT

Dr. Pawz: Recognizing a puppy mill

In a newly released poll commissioned by the ASPCA, 71 percent of Americans surveyed felt sure that commercial dog breeders licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture treat their dogs humanely.

Saturday - 07/20/2013, 10:28am EDT

Dr. Pawz: Keep your pet home for the 4th of July

If you're planning on bringing your pup to Fourth of July festivities, think twice about events with fireworks. Local veterinarian Katy Nelson says exposing pets to frightening fireworks displays isn't fair to Fido.

Monday - 07/01/2013, 01:32pm EDT

Local animal shelters take creative steps to avoid overcrowding

In the 1980s, more than 20 million dogs and cats were euthanized every year in shelters around the country. And while that number is much lower today (around 4 million dogs and cats are euthanized each year), a large number of animals are still dying unnecessarily.

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 10:04am EDT

Dr. Pawz: What to do if your pet is lost

What can you do to protect your pet if it escapes the confines of your home? Dr. Katy Nelson offers some tips.

Sunday - 06/02/2013, 08:42am EDT

How will the cicada invasion affect your pets?

The entire East Coast is "abuzz" about the impending entomological invasion that is promised to occur any day now. And with the weather finally warming this week, that magical 64 degrees that the ground has to reach before the cicadas emerge is sure to occur soon.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 05:53pm EDT

Dr. Pawz: Katy's 10 tips for choosing the right pet food, Part 2

As a good pet parent, you already know your pet needs to be eating nutritionally complete and balanced food. But with so many diets out there, how do you choose the perfect one for your pet? Local veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson has some tips.

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 09:20am EDT

Dr. Pawz: Katy's 10 tips for choosing the right pet food, Part 1

As a good pet parent, you already know your pet needs to be eating nutritionally complete and balanced food. But with so many diets out there, how do you choose the perfect one for your pet? Local veterinarian Dr. Katy Nelson has some tips.

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 10:10am EDT
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