The Alexandria Times’ monthly pet column, looking at issues facing local pet owners.

Planning for the worst is what’s best for your pet

By Kim Gilliam Responsible owners focus on the day-to-day needs of their pets: ensuring they are happy and healthy with the right food, exercise, medical care,...

Help ‘clear the shelters’ this month

By Kim Gilliam If you are looking to add a four-legged family member, this is a great time to do so – August is “Clear...

Summer hazards for your dog

By Kim Gilliam Summer offers many ways to spend quality time outdoors with your dog, exercising, exploring new places and participating in fun summer events. With...

Help prevent pup’s winter blues

By Kim Gilliam This week’s snowfall reminds us that winter is officially here. While some of us really enjoy this time of year and others...

New Year’s resolutions for you and your pet

By Kim Gilliam Like many, I am taking the arrival of a new year to review my resolutions for 2016 and see what might be...

Exercising your senior pet

By Kim Gilliam Pets, just like humans, need to stay active as they get older. Their aging bodies lose muscle tone, balance and fluid movement...
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