Animal Update

Banned Flame Retardant Still Making Bald Eagles SickA recent Michigan study shows bald eagles are being exposed to more toxins, including banned flame-retardant chemicals that were once commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture.
Research Shows Cats Prefer A Tune Of Their Own Rather Than Classical MusicPet owners might have their own ideas about their animals interests, which can include types of music. But there’s actually a study on what felines really consider easy listening.
Beagles Used In Alzheimer’s Study, But For Dogs With The Disease, Not HumansSomeone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds. But your pets can be diagnosed with the disease as well. Dr. Jennifer Scarlet has some prevention tips and talks about a study involving beagles.
Ban On Selling Pets At The Pet Store Curbs Support For Puppy MillsThe recent movement to ban the sale of some animals, especially puppies at pet stores, is gaining momentum in cities in California, Florida and New Jersey, but it's still allowed in San Francisco.
Know Your Dog Breeds? It’s Not As Easy As You Think—Not Even For ExpertsIf you were to look at a dog without knowing its history it would be very difficult to identify its breed. According to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett even the experts would guess wrong most of the time.
High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With HumansScientists at North Carolina State University developed a new communication device for dogs in the form of a hig-tech harness. Don’t worry; our anchor Jeff Bell wasn’t familiar with them either.
It’s 2015: Time For New Year’s Pet ResolutionsWith the new year comes a time of reflection and resolutions, but what would our pet cats and dogs put down on their lists?
Eliminating Dogs As The Reservoir For Rabies OutbreaksThere have been some widespread rabies outbreaks around the world and it’s getting recognition partly because of the recent Chinese government killing of 5,000 dogs in one city after five people were diagnosed with the disease.
Animal Update: Deaf Animals Can Still Make Great Pets What exactly causes deafness in pets? We asked Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA. She says it’s conductive problems that are usually acquired.
Animal Update: The Truth About Ice And Your DogDr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA dispels a myth from a recent article online that went viral and claims that ice water can kill dogs.
Animal Update: What To Do If You Find Injured WildlifeDr. Jennifer Scarlett from SF's SPCA says coming across injured wildlife in the Bay Area may be common especially during the summer. She has tips on handling these types of situations.
Animal Update: Avoiding And Treating Heat Stroke For PetsSummer is here and sometimes it can be a troublesome time for pets (dogs especially) who can easily suffer heat stroke if you don’t take some basic precautions.
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