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

Tackling 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: 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...

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...
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