Tag: dogs

Pets: Be sure to avoid these holiday pet hazards

By Kim Gilliam The winter holidays are a time to enjoy seeing family and friends, but don’t get so wrapped up in the excitement of...

Grooming your pet the right way

By Kim Gilliam Grooming is not just about keeping your dog clean and looking good. It’s also about maintaining their physical health and appearance. All...

Planning for the worst is what’s best for your pet

By Kim Gilliam Responsible owners focus on the day-to-day needs of their pets: ensuring they are happy and healthy with the right food, exercise, medical care,...

Help ‘clear the shelters’ this month

By Kim Gilliam If you are looking to add a four-legged family member, this is a great time to do so – August is “Clear...

Summer hazards for your dog

By Kim Gilliam Summer offers many ways to spend quality time outdoors with your dog, exercising, exploring new places and participating in fun summer events. With...

Pet Matters: Titan and Sox: proof that love exists

My dogs, Titan and Sox have an amazing relationship. Their love story began just under four years ago and watching them interact makes even...

UPDATED: Alexandria woman shoots, kills her dog to save boyfriend from...

An Alexandria woman shot her dog dead as it mauled her boyfriend at the couple’s Eisenhower Avenue home January 18, highlighting safety issues for...

Pet Matters: Losing a best friend and gaining perspective

On Christmas Day a year ago I received devastating news from home. My adorable bichon mix, Baci, was very ill. About 14 years old,...

Pet Matters: Do a superstitious dance, make food appear

Years ago when I adopted my little savage, Sox, I called a dog trainer to help me tame my wild puppy. During one of...