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KCBS Animal Update

The KCBS Animal Update

The KCBS Animal Update


KCBS anchor Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of The San Francisco SPCA in this weekly feature discussing everything about animals and pets. On air: Sundays, 1:35 p.m., 3:35 p.m., and 9:21 p.m.

  • Animal Update: Prong Collar Awareness

    August 4, 2014

    Animal Update: Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA suggests positive reinforcement for a stronger bond with your pet when it comes to leash training.
  • Animal Update: Taking Dogs On Summer Road Trips

    June 9, 2014

    Animal Update: Jeff Bell gets tips from the SF SPCA's Dr. Jennifer Scarlett on how to make the most of a road trip with your dog.
  • Animal Update: Exotic Animals As Pets

    May 13, 2014

    Animal Update- Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA tells us how state laws vary on owning exotic animals as pets.
  • KCBS Animal Update: Dealing With A Pet Custody Battle

    February 24, 2014

    Animal Update: KCBS' Jeff Bell and Dr. Jennifer Scarlett take on the topic of pet custody battles in this week's segment.
  • KCBS Animal Update: Coyote Safety

    February 11, 2014

    Animal Update: Dr. Jennifer Scarlett says coyotes are very adaptable to urban environments and that there are over 100 of them in San Francisco.
  • The Evolution Of Cat Litter

    February 3, 2014

    Animal Update: Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says cat litter has only been around since the 1940s and that before that, cats were mainly indoor/outdoor animals.
  • Animal Update: Holiday Pet-Adoption Windows

    November 18, 2013

    Animal Update: For the 27th year, the San Francisco SPCA will showcase adoptable animals in the windows of Macy’s in Union Square. KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about the event and how interested members of the public can volunteer to help.
  • The Fungus Among Us

    November 11, 2013

    Animal Update: KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett about two fungi; ringworm which can be transmitted between pets and their owners, and White Nose Syndrome, which is a fungus that has heavily affected the worldwide bat population.
  • Myths about Black Cats

    October 21, 2013

    Animal Update: Black cats can cause some trepidation amongst the superstitious year-round, but these fears can be heightened around Halloween. KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about the historical reasons for the mystery around black cats and how it affects present day adoption patterns.
  • Housetraining your Puppy

    October 14, 2013

    Animal Update: October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog” month, and housetraining can be a major concern for prospective foster owners. KCBS' Jeff Bell speaks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about the importance of this training and how to ease the difficulties of the process.
  • How Much Do Our Pets Remember?

    September 30, 2013

    Animal Update: Research is being done to test the abilities of dogs and cats in regards to their memory. KCBS' Jeff Bell and Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA discuss the findings.
  • KCBS Animal Update: Canine Influenza

    September 23, 2013

    KCBS Animal Update with Jeff Bell on the emerging issue of canine influenza.
  • West Nile Virus And Pets

    September 9, 2013

    Animal Update: Many fear for their own health during West Nile Virus season, but what about pets? KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about how common the ailment is with pets and the warning signs owners can be on the look out for when fearing possible transmission.
  • Doggie Alzheimer’s

    September 2, 2013

    Animal Update: September is World Alzheimer’s month, and many are surprised that their pets are susceptible to the ailment. KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about the science behind the disease and warning signs for pet guardians.
  • Planning for Your Pet’s Future

    August 26, 2013

    Animal Update: While many of those planning for their own death remember to allocate their physical possessions, some will ultimately forget their pet. KCBS' Jeff Bell and Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA discuss what pet owners can do to ensure their loved ones will continue to receive care.
  • Strychnine Poisoning

    August 19, 2013

    Animal Update: Police believe that meatballs laced with strychnine were deliberately placed around San Francisco last month, and some of the city’s canine inhabitants have been poisoned. KCBS' Jeff Bell and Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA discuss how owners can keep their dogs safe.
  • Health Benefits of Having Pets

    August 5, 2013

    Animal Update: Being cute is not the only service a pet can provide their owners. KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about the multitude of health benefits individuals can experience while owning a pet.
  • Why Kittens?

    July 29, 2013

    Animal Update: It's “Kitten Season” and Bay Area shelters are reporting that they are full of newborns. KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA to discuss the science of “Kitten Season” and give advice to potential adopters.
  • Tips for Hot Summer Days

    July 22, 2013

    Animal Update: KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about what pet owners need to remember on summer days in order to keep their pets safe.
  • Preventative Cat Health

    July 15, 2013

    Animal Update: While cats hold the title of “most popular pet” in America, they are less likely to get checked up by a veterinarian than other pets. KCBS' Jeff Bell and Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA discuss lifestyle tips (including regular vet visits) that will keep felines happy and healthy.
  • Itchiness and Pets

    July 8, 2013

    Animal Update: Pets itching and scratching is relatively common, but when should owners be concerned? KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about the indicators that pet owners should look out for to distinguish between a normal scratch and something that may need attention from a vet.
  • The Importance of Microchipping Pets

    July 1, 2013

    Animal Update: KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about the process of placing microchips in pets, and how these small devices can aid owners locate their loved ones if they should ever get lost.
  • Pet Safety on July 4th

    June 24, 2013

    Animal Update: KCBS' Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA about the tribulations pet owners face on the fireworks-laden Independence Day holiday and what they can do to ease the fears of their loved ones.
  • Animal Update: Breed In Dogs

    June 17, 2013

    This week's Animal Update is on how you can't judge a dog breed simply by its appearance.
  • Animal Update: Adopt A Shelter Cat Month

    June 10, 2013

    Animal Update Dr. Jennifer Scarlett talks about the month of June's designation as Adopt a Shelter Cat Month.
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Animal Update: Skin Cancer In Cats And Dogs

There have been interesting developments in the determination of effectiveness of sunscreens in the past few months, and the regulations will change starting next year. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about what we should think about as this pertains to our pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/01/2011

Dog wearing sunglasses in pet carrier waits to board airplane (AP)

Animal Update: Summertime Travel

Summer is here and folks are making their vacation plans. So the big question: Should the pets go along or stay home? KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about traveling with your pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2011

kittens

Animal Update: Kittens, Kittens, And More Kittens

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about kitten season and what potential owners should remember.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/04/2011

Dog gets flea bath (AP)

Animal Update: Summertime Fleas And Ticks

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about these seasonal annoyances.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/27/2011

dog at work

Animal Update: Take Your Dog To Work Day

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA about June 24th, Take Your Dog To Work Day.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/20/2011

grapes

Animal Update: Raisins and Grapes

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA about the surprising effects of raisins and grapes on dogs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/13/2011

lhasa apso, dog (AP)

Animal Update: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA about this disease in pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/06/2011

Hordeum murinum, a common source of foxtails in many areas

Animal Update: Foxtails

Foxtails are sprouting again. These plants are a real problem for pets during the spring and summer months. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/29/2011

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Animal Update: Shedding

Now that it’s getting warmer, there are a lot of complaints about how much fur cats and dogs shed. Shedding is a fact of animal life as KCBS’ Jeff Bell discusses with Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/23/2011

Long Coated Chihuahua

Animal Update: The Mighty Chihuahua

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about this popular pet.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/16/2011

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