Tag: pets

Pets: Protect your furry friend from freezing weather

By Gina Hardter Winter is right around the corner, and when you’re considering getting out your warmest coat, don’t forget about your furry friend as...

Pets: What’s all the commotion?

By Kim Gilliam In October 2018, the Brookville Road Park opened on state-owned property in Chevy Chase, Maryland to give neighborhood dogs a fenced area...

My View: Annie, the dog, dies at 16

Annie Dunbar, a mixed breed dog with a musical bent, died Aug. 2 at VCA Alexandria Animal Hospital. She was 16. Annie was a special...

How to have a positive impact on Virginia wildlife

By Victoria Elliot Founded in 1982, the Wildlife Center of Virginia, located in Waynesboro, Virginia, serves the state as a wildlife treatment center and wildlife...

Pets: Your pet’s bucket list

By Kim Gilliam Do you have an aging pet? Take a moment to think about the experiences you would love to have with them, the...

Pets: How to help care for your local crop of kittens...

By Victoria Elliott With each day in the spring, daylight hours get longer, flowers begin to blossom and kitten season comes into full swing. While...

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...

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...