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The Pet Show with Dr. Katy Dec. 1, 2012

November 30, 2012 - 02:19 PM

Each week, Dr. Katy Nelson entertains and informs with her weekly pet show.

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More great products for your pets this holiday season

November 30, 2012 - 08:40 AM

We’ve got a great show coming up this week, folks! We’ve got an update on Chip McFly’s weight loss with our “Fresh Fit Challenge!” Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM joins us along with Kathryn Winstanley from FreshPet and Christian Cunnane from Fetch! PetCare Alexandria. We’ve got some great news about Chip’s progress, although he has had his share of setbacks (self-induced)!

Next up, we meet the mother of one of our nation’s fallen soldiers who has started a fund not only to honor him, but also to help out our four-legged soldiers, as well. The amazing Mrs. Marian Zilinski joins us from the Sgt. Denny Project to kick off The Pet Show’s holiday project and tell us about her wonderful organization. Laurel Weetall from

We Love Our Pets and Nick White from Off-Leash K9 Training and Dr. Katy plan to team up to raise funds over the holiday season and you can help!

Our Pet Show Approved Holiday Products series continues, and we’ve got another great giveaway for you! Check our Facebook page on Saturday morning 12/1/12 to find the trivia question to answer! You can send your email answers to, and see below for details on the products we’re featuring! Congratulations to Elizabeth Berry for winning last week’s “Cat Lady” package and to Dan Gardner for winning the “Dog Dude” package. Hope you guys enjoy them! Click here for contest rules.

Finally, Susan Sherman joins us from Animal Welfare League of Arlington with the incredibly Adorable Adoptable “Pig Pen!” Pig Pen is an 8 week old Lab-mix puppy who has the sweetest little puppy breath you’ve ever smelled! She also tells us of the fun things happening there at the shelter during the holidays. Don’t miss this week’s fun!!!

Pet Show Approved Holiday Products:

*One of my favorite products YET!!! Customizable pillows with your pets from Urban Country Designs! Urban Country was so incredible to send us TWO pillows honoring some of ABC 7/News Channel 8’s favorite pups – Dr. Katy’s own “Papi” and Senior Political Reporter Scott Thuman’s little Chihuahua “Olive.” At $140, they’re a little pricey, but it’s a present that any pet-lover will treasure for a lifetime! (By the way, Papi & Olive’s pillows are on the homepage of Urban Country’s website!!!)

*Print Art Kids is a great way to customize a gift for a pet lover on a budget! Journals, cards, note pads, whatever you’d like can be made with your pet’s mug right on them! Check them out, and order today to get them in time for Christmas!

Hugo & Beatrice creates custom stockings for your pets! Thanks so much to Hugo & Beatrice for sending a gorgeous customized stocking for Papi, and a non-custom one for our viewers! You can win one in our prize pack this week! was kind enough to send us some “Eco Owls” to play with and a hemp rope toy for a lucky pup to win! Eco Owls are made of sustainable hemp and are an environmentally friendly way to have some fun with your pup! You can get a $10 off Coupon to use on their site, too, just by emailing with “News Channel 8-DC” in the subject line! Tell ‘em Dr. Katy sent you!

Poochi & TouTou – this is a name you’ll be seeing over the next few weeks as they have sent us some of the cutest doggie gear we’ve ever seen! This week, you can win a gorgeous cardigan for your petite pup (or kitty) and we’ve got more coming up over the next few weeks. Check out the cuteness of this website!

FreshWave is a natural way of keeping your pets and you home smelling fresh. Made of all natural ingredients, FreshWave has even gained recognition from the EPA’s “Design for the Environment” Program for being safe and effective. They’ve provided us with a room freshener and some fantastic smelling shampoo for your pup!

Hate to walk around with a bag full of ‘poo’ in your hand while you’re out with your pup? The people at “Poopie Purse” are betting that you do! We’ll have a few of these to give away over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned! The cute little purple one this week can even be strapped around your waist for hands free walking. Oh, and order online with the promo cod “Dr. Katy” and you’ll receive a Replaceable Lining Sample Package FREE with any handbag or duffle purchase.

Shea Moisture Garden and Olivia Garden are back with more all-natural and cruelty-free products that you can win! These companies truly honor the code of protecting animals, as well as the environment (plus they smell delicious and work great)!

Peet’s Coffee & Tea is an incredible company that truly believes in social, environmental and economic sustainability. You can win a sampler of their holiday blends that will delight the senses.

John Paul Pets, created by world-renowned hair stylist John Paul Mitchell, has sent us some fantastic Grooming System Prepacks with their products to give away to our viewers! Also included in these prize packs are collapsible water bowls for your pup, a cute “Hand Wash Only” bandana, and a brush that’s perfect for keeping your pup’s locks in place. By the way, these shampoos and conditioners smell AMAZING!

And finally, you’ll receive a One-Year Membership to the Virginia-Maryland Dog Magazine, a great friend of The Pet Show! This magazine is not your grandma’s doggie mag! By providing serious health, wellness and community information, this is truly a standout publication.

*Indicates not included in prize package

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The Pet Show with Dr. Katy Nov. 24, 2012

November 24, 2012 - 10:21 AM

Check out the latest edition of The Pet Show with Dr. Katy Nelson!

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The Pet Show 'Cat Lady' and 'Dog Dude' giveaway!

November 23, 2012 - 03:58 PM

Hi, there Pet Show peeps! We’re so excited for our very first blog post – PAUSE FOR APPLAUSE!

The show tomorrow is jam packed with fun stuff and cool guests! Kicking off the show tomorrow we give you an update on our very first Pet Show adoptable, “Omid The Miracle Dog” and his new family. Omid joins us on set with his new Mom, Banafshe Alipour, who tells us all about how different Omid’s life is now after being rescued off the side of the road outside of Tehran, Iran and brought here to the Washington DC area. You can find Omid on Facebook here.

Next, we meet a couple of people who have taken an artistic approach to curing homelessness of animals. Marina Dervan and Mark Barone join us via Skype to tell us all about their organization “An Act of Dog” and how they’re memorializing dogs who have lost their lives due to overcrowding in animal shelters. Check them out on the web at

Kelly Hartshorn from Metro Mutts DC joins us to help kick off the holidays on The Pet Show with beautiful gifts for dogs and cats from Upcountry Gifts. The gorgeous ribbon collars and leads were my favorite!

Our Black Friday giveaways are AWESOME!!! We’ve got TWO major gift sets this week that you can win just by answering our trivia questions which will be posted on The Pet Show Facebook page TOMORROW! See below for the breakdown of the “Cat Lady” and “Dog Dude” gift baskets!

Finally, the brand new CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, Mr. Bob Ramin, joins us with one of the cutest (and soon to be biggest) Adorable Adoptables that we’ve ever had on the show! Bob comes to WARL from The National Aquarium and truly is a joyous asset to an organization that is an integral part of the DC community.

Don’t miss the show & tell everyone you know to enter to win our gift baskets!!! Click here to see the full rules for the contest.

“Cat Lady” Gift Basket – a $270+ value!

Litter Genie – the perfect way to keep your cat-loving household smelling fresh.

Bedol Water Clock in purple – the coolest clock you’ve ever seen, requires no batteries or plugs, just a little drink of H2O here and there, one of the most innovative and eco-friendly inventions I’ve seen in a long time!

Nvey Lipgloss set – a beautiful array of four colors from Nvey, an all natural, cruelty-free, certified organic way of looking divine. On the show tomorrow, I’ll be wearing my favorite shade - Amour Rose! These glosses are so silky and natural. I love them!

• A brush and comb set from Olivia Garden – all natural and sustainable bamboo used to keep your “coat” looking lovely. The comb is an awesome detangler!
• 2 sets of Soft Claws – a stylish, sparkly, effective and fun way to keep your kitty from shredding your valuables.

• A fabulous collection of body products from Shea Moisture – these luscious products are eco-friendly, all-natural, never tested on animals and will keep you feeling fresh, moisturized and beautiful throughout the Winter months. I’m completely in love with the Lavender Body Scrub and the Olive Oil Massage Oil!

• PLUS a ONE YEAR subscription to the Virginia-Maryland Dog Magazine – 

“Dog Dude” Gift Basket – a $320+ value!

• The Kyjen Hide-A-Squirrel 70th Anniversary Edition dog toy – 10 silly squirrels hiding in the tree stump will keep your dog busy for hours! –

• A Collection of 4 deodorant body sprays from Rock Deodorant – a gluten-free, hypo-allergenic and cruelty-free way of keeping your man smelling great. I’m pretty much obsessed with this company’s Rock Crystal Deodorant – not to share “TMI,” but I’m allergic to almost every deodorant on the planet, and this deodorant not only keeps me smelling fresh, but it doesn’t make me break out – score! Great products!

• A Collection of 3 hair gels and 3 hair waxes from Purity Hair Products – these cruelty-free hair products are used by celebrities and celebrity hairstylists around the world. We’ll be doing a full feature on this company in the New Year, but let’s just say that I absolutely LOVE this company’s hair sprays and styling products – stay tuned!

Bedol Water Clock in green - the coolest clock you’ve ever seen, requires no batteries or plugs, just a little drink of H2O here and there, one of the most innovative and eco-friendly inventions I’ve seen in a long time!

• A Sigg Reusable Water Bottle – the cool way to stay hydrated while you’re out with your four-legged best friend and protect the environment all at the same time.These water bottles were in every single one of my family member’s stockings last year!

• PLUS a ONE YEAR subscription to the Virginia-Maryland Dog Magazine
a fabulous local magazine with tons of solid information regarding your pets!

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The Pet Show with Dr. Katy Nov. 17, 2012

November 16, 2012 - 01:29 PM

Each week, Dr. Katy Nelson entertains and informs with her weekly pet show.

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