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Dr. Jennifer Scarlett

Christine Ponelle plays with her dogs Cholla and Puma at Bernal Heights Park (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Dominance And Dog Training Myths

We’ve all seen trainers use dominance and punishment training techniques with dogs, but Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA explains why this kind of training may be outdated.

04/14/2014

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Animal Update: Dealing With Pets’ Eye Problems

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA talks about pets’ eye-care and how elderly animals can be treated for diseases like glaucoma that can lead to blindness.

03/31/2014

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Animal Update: Looking For Pica In Pets And How To Treat It

If a remote control looks appetizing to your pet or dirt, rocks or any assortment of other non-nutritive things, it may be because they are suffering from a disorder called pica, which can actually affect humans too.

03/17/2014

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KCBS Animal Update: Harbor Seals’ Seafood Diet—Similar To Humans, Aids In Research

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says Harbor seals are helping with human health research because they live on or near the shore and eat similar seafood to humans.

03/10/2014

Christine Ponelle plays with her dogs Cholla and Puma at Bernal Heights Park (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

KCBS Animal Update: Dealing With A Pet Custody Battle

What should you do if you’re involved with a custody battle involving a companion animal? Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA has advice on how to come to agreement over such complicated matters.

02/24/2014

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

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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

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KCBS Animal Update: The Evolution Of Cat Litter

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs us that kitty litter has only been around since the 1940s, meaning having cats as full-time indoor pets is a relatively new thing and that we’re still learning about their behavior.

02/03/2014

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KCBS Animal Update: Animals That Become Attached

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA explains a new study that looks at how secure base effect factors into how your dog becomes attached to you and what it means for their social behavior.

01/14/2014

A member of the San Francisco SPCA's "Wag Brigade" interacts with a passenger at San Francisco International Airport. (San Francisco SPCA via Bay City News Service)

KCBS Animal Update: Animal-Assisted Therapy

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA talks about the benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy and how you can get your pet training so that they can help others in need.

01/07/2014

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