Jack Aldridge

Animal Assisted Therapy - A Golden Retriever acts as an assistance dog. (Wikipedia)

Animal Update: Animal Assisted Therapy And Puppy Dog Tales

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about therapy programs for adults and kids.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/15/2011

A poodle gets examined at an animal hospital. (Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images/AFP)

Animal Update: Pet Vaccinations

August is designated as National Immunization Awareness month by the Department of Health. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about what we need to know about vaccinations for our pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/08/2011

dog sun

Animal Update: Skin Cancer In Cats And Dogs

There have been interesting developments in the determination of effectiveness of sunscreens in the past few months, and the regulations will change starting next year. KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about what we should think about as this pertains to our pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/01/2011

A dog pops its head out the car window. (Sandra Mu/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Road Trips With Dogs

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about taking road trips with your dogs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/25/2011

Dog wearing sunglasses in pet carrier waits to board airplane (AP)

Animal Update: Summertime Travel

Summer is here and folks are making their vacation plans. So the big question: Should the pets go along or stay home? KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about traveling with your pets.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/18/2011

A dog looks from the rear window while the driver fills the car with gas. (Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Safety Tips For Hot Summer Days

Some parts of the Bay Area get very hot – what should we know about safety tips for the heat? KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/11/2011

kittens

Animal Update: Kittens, Kittens, And More Kittens

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about kitten season and what potential owners should remember.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/04/2011

Dog gets flea bath (AP)

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

dog at work

Animal Update: Take Your Dog To Work Day

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA about June 24th, Take Your Dog To Work Day.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/20/2011

grapes

Animal Update: Raisins and Grapes

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA about the surprising effects of raisins and grapes on dogs.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/13/2011

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