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Animal Update

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Animal Update: Looking For Pica In Pets And How To Treat It

If a remote control looks appetizing to your pet or dirt, rocks or any assortment of other non-nutritive things, it may be because they are suffering from a disorder called pica, which can actually affect humans too.

03/17/2014

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KCBS Animal Update: Harbor Seals’ Seafood Diet—Similar To Humans, Aids In Research

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says Harbor seals are helping with human health research because they live on or near the shore and eat similar seafood to humans.

03/10/2014

Christine Ponelle plays with her dogs Cholla and Puma at Bernal Heights Park (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Animal Update: Dealing With A Pet Custody Battle

What should you do if you’re involved with a custody battle involving a companion animal? Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA has advice on how to come to agreement over such complicated matters.

02/24/2014

Pet dog rests on a bed. (AP photo)

Animal Update: Breast Cancer in Dogs

Though surprising to some, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found in female dogs, but pet owners should know there are ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the cancer.

02/17/2014

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KCBS Animal Update: Coyote Safety

We don’t often think about coyotes and San Francisco being in the same sentence, but now more than ever we should connect those dots.

02/10/2014

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Pig Virus Spreads To Dogs, Killing One Pet In California

Circovirus was previously thought to only be carried in pigs and parrots.

12/24/2013

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KCBS Animal Update: Holiday Safety For Pets

With the holiday season upon us, there are different potential dangers that pet owners should be aware of. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA talks about some of the common issues.

11/25/2013

Animal Update: How Much Do Pets Remember?

It’s an interesting topic many pet owners may not consider: do our pets have much in the way of a memory?

09/30/2013

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Animal Update: Old Dogs With Dementia

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and many people may not know, animals can be affected by the disease as well.

09/02/2013

Animal Update: Planning For Your Pet’s Future

What happens if you predecease your animal and have not outlined plans for him or her in your will?

08/26/2013

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