Vanilla, a 9-year-old male Siamese cat, had gone missing from its owners, Lisa Gerson and Ashley Lowengrub, eight and a half years ago in Sausalito, said Kat Brown, deputy director of the Department of Animal Care and Control in San Francisco.
A bit of an unusual topic but a fun one, too: humans often will yawn when we see somebody else yawn. Animals, believe it or not, may do the same.
It’s an exciting time of year for the people who make up the San Francisco SPCA, who are embarking on an annual tradition: Macy’s Holiday Windows at Union Square.
It’s well known that swine flu and bird flu can be transmitted from animals to people, but is the reserve true? Can an owner make his pet sick?
We don’t hear all that much about rabies these days, but it’s still a relevant issue for pets and their owners.
Foxtails are sprouting again in and around San Francisco. These plants are a real problem for pets enjoying the spring and summer months.
We know that humans – perhaps most often kids – can get head and body lice. Can animals get lice, too?
Researchers now believe something commonly carried by cats could be controlling you, a tiny parasite called Toxoplasma Gondi.
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter spokesman Todd Stosuy said the cat was probably looking to curl up someplace warm to sleep when it lodged itself inside the engine compartment of a van parked outside a Mill Valley McDonalds at 600 Redwood Highway.
Important decisions pet owners can make on behalf of their animals to ensure a healthy new year for them – that’s the topic of this Animal Update with Dr. Jack Aldridge of the San Francisco SPCA.