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

Pets: A dog’s nose knows

By Kim Gilliam Everyone knows a dog loves keeping its nose to the ground. It’s been estimated that dogs sniff around 33 percent of the...

Alexandria dog takes the field for Puppy Bowl XV

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Arrrr you ready for some football? Local pup Pirate, an alumnus of the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, is taking the...

Pets: New Year’s resolutions for dog people

By Kim Gilliam Heading into 2019, you will inevitably think about things you wish to accomplish in the New Year – but these don’t have...

Pets: Tackling the challenge of canine obesity

By Kim Gilliam Heading into the winter months, many of us start thinking about how to avoid weight gain, with cold weather threatening to limit...

Pets: Are dogs or cats smarter? Science has an answer

By Kim Gilliam Dog owners say their pets are smartest because they are loyal, joyful and trainable. Cat owners say their pets are smarter for...

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...
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