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Animal Update

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

coyote

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

Baby Pigs.

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

(Photo credit by CBS News)

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

Photos: Ugliest Dog

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

Meatballs laced with rat poison which were found in in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge Drives in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police)

Animal Update: Strychnine Poisoning

Recently, poisonous meatballs were discovered in several San Francisco neighborhoods. Obviously, it was a major problem and of concern for owners of dogs and cats.

08/19/2013

Kittens.

Animal Update: What Is Kitten Season?

A look at kitten season, a time when many shelters are overflowing with newborns.

07/29/2013

Rescued Pets

Animal Update: The Importance Of Microchipping Pets

Should your pet ever get lost, there is a simple and safe way for owners to locate their furry little loved ones. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett talks about microchips for cats and dogs.

07/03/2013

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