KCBS Animal Update

Animal Update: Delving Into the Top of Declawing

A lot of people have heard, perhaps for many years, that they shouldn’t declaw their cat but not everybody understands why.

10/10/2012

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Animal Update: Community Cats

Feral Cat Day is a special day for those who advocate controlling and reducing the number of community cats through humane, non-lethal methods.

10/17/2011

A walker takes dogs to a dog park. (Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Humane Education

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge about the importance of humane education.

10/03/2011

A dog walker escorts dogs along the beach at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Responsible Dog Ownership Days

The month of September has been designated as a time to promote responsible dog ownership, a topic KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA about.

09/19/2011

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Animal Update: Litterbox Problems

Based on the calls received at the SPCA litterbox issues are the number ONE feline behavior problem, according to Dr. Jack Aldridge Director of Veterinary Services at the San Francisco SPCA. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge about litterbox problems.

09/12/2011

wrinkly dogs

Animal Update: Back To Dog School

Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about dog schools.

09/05/2011

Animal Update: Pet Resumes

Just having a pet can make it harder to find housing, especially for renters. There are a lot of animals coming into the SF SPCA shelter who were surrendered by their owners due to a housing change into a place that doesn’t allow animals. Having a pet resume is a starting point for negotiating with landlords to keep a beloved pet.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/29/2011

A dog walker escorts dogs along the beach at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: San Francisco, Safest Major City for Cats, Dogs

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about San Francisco being designated the “Safest Major City” for cats and dogs and what this means.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/22/2011

Animal Assisted Therapy - A Golden Retriever acts as an assistance dog. (Wikipedia)

Animal Update: Animal Assisted Therapy And Puppy Dog Tales

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about therapy programs for adults and kids.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/15/2011

A poodle gets examined at an animal hospital. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images/AFP)

Animal Update: Pet Vaccinations

August is designated as National Immunization Awareness month by the Department of Health. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about what we need to know about vaccinations for our pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/08/2011