Fleas

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Flea Problems Getting Tougher To Solve For San Francisco Pet Owners

Veterinarians say there has been an uptick in flea problems with pets in San Francisco, and it’s getting harder to cure the problem.

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Visitors hike the Vernal Fall trail on July 21, 2014 in Yosemite National Park, California. Yosemite is among California's biggest tourist destinaitons.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

2nd Yosemite Tourist Investigated For Possible Case Of Plague

California health officials are investigating another possible case of plague in a tourist from Georgia who fell ill after visiting Yosemite National Park, the second case in less than a month.

08/18/2015

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Plague Found In Dead Squirrels At Yosemite Campground

Two dead squirrels at a campground in Yosemite National Park were found to have been killed by plague, leading park officials to close it for treatment.

08/14/2015

YOSEMITE NTL PARK, CA - AUGUST 28:  A view of Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley on August 28, 2013 in Yosemite Nationall Park, California. As the Rim Fire continues to burn on the western edge of Yosemite National Park, the valley floor of the park remains open. The Rim Fire has charred more than 190,000 acres of forest and is currently 30 percent contained. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Child Who Camped At Yosemite National Park Contracts Plague

A child who was camping with family at Yosemite National Park contracted the plague, the first case reported in the state since 2006.

08/06/2015

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KCBS Animal Update: Itchiness And Pets

It might be a tough call when it comes to normal itchiness and the kind that requires treatment in terms of your pet, but the SF SPCA has some tips on when you should seek help.

07/08/2013

The Occupy San Francisco encampment at Justin Herman Plaza (CBS)

San Francisco Officials Fear Disease Will Spread At Occupy Encampment

Poor sanitation and evidence of lice and fleas at the Occupy San Francisco encampment endanger the health of everyone in the overcrowded, makeshift tent city at Justin Herman Plaza, public health officials said Wednesday.

11/17/2011

Animal Update: Summertime Fleas And Ticks

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about these seasonal annoyances.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/27/2011