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

Pets: Congrats on your new pet! Now what?

By Kim Gilliam The holidays are a popular time of year for people to get new pets. Some receive pets as a gift from a...

Pets: Give back to local animals this holiday season

By Victoria Elliott The weather is colder, the nights get darker earlier and the bustle of the holiday season is all around. During the giving...

Pets: Add years to your life and life to your years...

By Kim Gilliam Owning a dog is associated with an increased likelihood of living longer, especially among people who have previously had a heart attack...

Pets: Protect your furry friend from freezing weather

By Gina Hardter Winter is right around the corner, and when you’re considering getting out your warmest coat, don’t forget about your furry friend as...

Pets: Introducing a new cat: The tale of Mrs. Huggins and...

By Sarah Liu About three months ago, my husband and I decided to expand our family. Up to that point, my senior female cat, Mrs....

Pets: What’s all the commotion?

By Kim Gilliam In October 2018, the Brookville Road Park opened on state-owned property in Chevy Chase, Maryland to give neighborhood dogs a fenced area...