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Animal Update: Feline Acne

It’s often considered a problem for teenagers, but cats can actually suffer from acne, too.


(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Be Kind To Animals Week

May 6 – 12, 2012 is Be Kind to Animals Week.


(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Glaucoma In Dogs And Cats

We certainly hear about people suffering from glaucoma. Is glaucoma a problem for dogs and cats, too?


A dog walker escorts dogs along the beach at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: What Causes ‘Cherry Eye’ In Dogs?

The condition itself isn’t painful but when a prolapsed gland is exposed, it can become swollen or inflamed, otherwise damaged, or an ulcer can form on the surface on the eye, making surgery the only way to correct the problem.


Photos: Ugliest Dog

Animal Update: How Your Pets Feel Pain

Most of us know that cats and dogs feel pain, but it was previously surmised that they may not feel pain in quite the same way that we do.



Animal Update: Litterbox Problems

Based on the calls received at the SPCA litterbox issues are the number ONE feline behavior problem, according to Dr. Jack Aldridge Director of Veterinary Services at the San Francisco SPCA. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge about litterbox problems.


Pet dog rests on a bed. (AP photo)

Fairfield Animal Shelter Starts First ‘Pet Food Pantry’

For the first time in history, the Solano Animal Care shelter in Fairfield is collecting pet food donations to help pet owners feed their hungry dogs and cats.



Good Question: How And Why Do Cats Purr?

If you have one, you know it’s one of the sweetest sounds out there. In this Good Question: How and why do cats purr?


Muneco, a Pomeranian available for adoption. (City and County of San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

Poor Economy Blamed For Overcrowding At San Francisco Animal Shelter

Tough economic times are being blamed for an unprecedented overcrowding at San Francisco’s animal shelter.


A dog sits in a doghouse.

Animal Update: Pet Resumes

Just having a pet can make it harder to find housing, especially for renters. There are a lot of animals coming into the SF SPCA shelter who were surrendered by their owners due to a housing change into a place that doesn’t allow animals. Having a pet resume is a starting point for negotiating with landlords to keep a beloved pet.