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

Pets: How your dog affects your health

By Kim Gilliam Scientific Reports found that dogs may help reduce their owners’ risk of cardiovascular disease through companionship and by motivating their owners to be active. It...

Your dog is trying to tell you something

By Kim Gilliam As any pet owner knows, though pets can’t actually talk to us, they are pretty good at getting us to do their...

Pets: How to enjoy the great outdoors with your pup

By Kim Gilliam Dogs are an important part of the family and many consider a summer vacation incomplete without them. While your pup may not be...

Pets: Helping adopted pets transition to their new home

By Kim Gilliam June is a popular month for pet adoption. People looking for a new canine companion realize that this is a great time...

Pets: Shape up with your pup this summer

By Kim Gilliam Were you and your pooch a little lazier during the winter months? Did you let your workout routine and your dog’s regular...

Pets: City council to recognize Alexandria’s love of pets

By Kim Gilliam As Mayor Allison Silberberg and city council prepare to proclaim April 29 the second annual Alexandria Love Your Pet Day, the organizers of...
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