The Well-Mannered Cat

Simple Ways to Get Kitty to Behave  by Sandra Murphy Three million cats end up in shelters every year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Owners cite landlord restrictions or allergies in the family. Often, the animal is blamed for an easily fixed behavior problem. The Wake County Animal Center, in Raleigh, North Carolina, ... Read More »

The Right Vet for Your Pet

Animals Thrive with Gentle, Safe and Natural Approaches by Shawn Messonnier Pet parents have many criteria to consider when choosing a healthcare provider for their prized pet, and among the most vital is trying to find a doctor that uses holistic therapies, because the advantages are many. Wellness care is more than vaccines. While conventional vets consider giving vaccines and ... Read More »

Special Class for Owners of Senior Pets

Dr. Nicholas Albano of Veterinary Holistic Care will be offering a free class, Exercise Therapy for Senior Pets, from 7 to 8 p.m. on December 8. The goal of the class is to help pet parents learn basic skills to help their pets deal naturally with issues associated with aging. While the staff at Veterinary Holistic Care love to see ... Read More »

Eat, Bark and Be Merry

Healthy Holiday Treats for Our Pets  by Sandra Murphy As with families everywhere, special taste treats are on the menu for many dogs, cats and wild birds during the holiday season. Owners are cautioned not to share rich, unfamiliar foods from the table that can be detrimental to an animal’s health. Better fare are homemade treats of organic, safe and ... Read More »

Chico’s Pet Depot to Offer One-Day Clinic

Each pet’s health and well-being is priority to the team at Chico’s Pet Depot and they will do all they can to help keep pet owners informed and provide their furry friends the resources to help improve their pet’s life. Chicos, located in Falls Church, will be offering a one-day clinic on November 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., ... Read More »

Choosing the Perfect Pet

Not Just Any Dog or Cat Will Do  by Sandra Murphy The old line, “He followed me home, can we keep him?” used to get a kid a dog or cat of his own. In today’s homes, it’s not that easy. Choosing a pet is a personal choice not to be taken lightly nor made on another person’s behalf. A ... Read More »

Whole Pet Central Celebrates 10 Years With Events for the Community

By Robin Fillmore The local natural pet food and supply store, Whole Pet Central, is celebrating 10 years of serving the greater D.C. area with a great celebration on October 24 at their three stores, in Rockville, Maryland and Ashburn and Herndon, in Virginia. At each of the stores there will be multiple events and promotions, including adoptions, product demonstrations, ... Read More »

Holistic Pet Care Options Expanding for Metro Region

A serious health diagnosis for your family pet, such as cancer, a neurological condition or liver disease, can be devastating. Fortunately, for pet owners living in the D.C. metropolitan region, the availability and quality of specialty veterinary care is top-notch. For those pet owners interested in and desiring to integrate holistic care into the treatment plan for their dog or ... Read More »

Natural Pet Care

Integrating Natural Healing into your Pet’s Health Care by Dr. Nicholas Albano Pets occupy a special place in our hearts as true members of our families. Their complete trust of, and devotion to, their human care-takers amounts to a great deal of responsibility for us. For those of us who balance natural alternatives with conventional medicine for our own health, ... Read More »

Your Favorite Brand of Pet Food

Has it Been Sold to a Conglomerate? by Liora Robinson Over the past several years, there has been an unprecedented number of pet food brand acquisitions. Most “all-natural” pet foods begin as small, independent companies. These companies strive to produce top-quality, natural foods to provide an option for the consumer who searches for the very best nutrition for their pets. ... Read More »