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

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...

How to have a positive impact on Virginia wildlife

By Victoria Elliot Founded in 1982, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, located in Waynesboro, Virginia, serves the state as a wildlife treatment center and wildlife...

Pets: The self-cleaning cat

By Sarah Liu  Have you ever noticed how clean and chic a happy, healthy cat looks? Over the years, I have had multiple non-cat owners...