Dr. Jack Aldridge

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Animal Update: Rabies Signs And Preventative Measures

We don’t hear all that much about rabies these days, but it’s still a relevant issue for pets and their owners.



Animal Update: Feline Acne

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


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Animal Update: When Pets Pick Up Foxtails

Foxtails are sprouting again in and around San Francisco. These plants are a real problem for pets enjoying the spring and summer months.


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Animal Update: Detecting And Treating Lice On Your Pets

We know that humans – perhaps most often kids – can get head and body lice. Can animals get lice, too?


A chihuahua dog. (Chris Weeks/Getty Images)

Animal Update: The Mighty Chihuahua

The San Francisco SPCA is celebrating chihuahuas in May and June.


A vet examines a cat.  (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Anorexia In Cats

You may be surprised to learn that cats can become anorexic.


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Animal Update: Be Kind To Animals Week

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


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Animal Update: Glaucoma In Dogs And Cats

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


wrinkly dogs

Animal Update: What To Know Before Tethering Your Dog Outside

Sometimes we see dogs tethered outside of a coffee shop, a grocery store or the like – ostensibly, they’re waiting for their owners to finish their errands and retrieve them. Is this safe?


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.