Tag: pets

Outside dining with dogs: Tips for a safe, healthy meal

By Tiffany Johnson-Wiggins Summer in Alexandria means so much fun for dog-owners: long walks on the Mount Vernon Trail, meet-ups at Chinquapin Park and, of course,...

Best summer outings with your pup

By Kim Jones Gilliam The arrival of longer days and warmer weather is a great excuse to find fun ways to enjoy all that the...

Ethical Reflections with Rev. Ian Markham: Marvel at your pet

By Rev. Ian Markham Data shows that pets are good for us. Naturally, different pets bring different benefits. But, at a minimum, we learn how...

It’s hip to snip!

By Erin Shackelford For many creatures, spring signals breeding season. While this is certainly true for wildlife, it can also be true for unsterilized dogs...

Your dog ate something toxic: What’s next?

By Kim Jones Gilliam With all the candy sitting around after Halloween, you may wonder what would happen if your dog found your secret stash...

Paws in the Park held

Paws in the Park took place Sunday at Oronoco Bay Park, according to a press release from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria. AWLA...

Happy, healthy pet checklist: Follow these steps to ensure the best...

By Erin Shackelford  Pets bring us so much joy, companionship, and unconditional love. According to Forbes, over the past 35 years, the percentage of pet owners...

Pets: Dog walking dangers: Avoid injuries and accidents by following these...

By Kim Gilliam  Dogs need to be walked. For mental stimulation, to expend some of their boundless energy and to avail themselves of the “potty.”...

Pets: Seven lessons in teaching

By Kim Gilliam Our dogs bring us joy, but a disobedient dog or one with behavioral issues can also be a constant source of stress...

Starting off fresh

By Gina Hardter On Jan. 1, people around the world resolve to make changes to improve their lives, but what about improving the lives of...