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Animal Update: DNA Unlocking Links Between Dogs, Wolves

Researchers have begun to pinpoint the evolution of dogs from wolves by using genetic sequencing.

03/18/2013

Jennifer Henderson's stolen dog Freddy (Jennifer Henderson)

Thieves Drive Off With Sacramento Woman’s Puppy

A Sacramento woman hopes a public plea will help find the criminals who drove up and stole her puppy.

03/11/2013

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Animal Update: Pet Behavior

It’s not uncommon for people to think of some pets as expert mimics – birds, for instance. But according to a recently published report, there is evidence to suggest other pets do it, too.

02/18/2013

Animal Update: Therapy Animals

After the recent Connecticut school shooting, a team of dogs was sent to comfort the grieving, driving home the point that therapy dogs can greatly benefit those in emotional distress.

02/11/2013

Animal Update: Medical Alert Dogs

Strange but true, dogs’ scenting abilities can help humans with medical needs.

01/28/2013

Animal Update: Your Pet’s Dental Health

February is Dental Health Month. What should we know about our pet’s teeth?

01/14/2013

Animal Update: Contagious Yawning

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.

11/26/2012

Animal Update: Macy’s Holiday Windows

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.

11/19/2012

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Animal Update: Can You Make Your Pet Sick?

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?

10/29/2012

Holly, a pug missing following a burglary at a family home on San Gabriel Court in Pleasanton. (Castronovo Family photo)

Pleasanton Family Appeals For Return Of Dog After Home Burglary

A Pleasanton family is appealing to whomever broke into their home Tuesday morning to please return their pet dog.

10/10/2012

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