Jeff Bell

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: The Problems With Rodenticide

KCBS’ Jeff Bell talks with Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA to discuss what rodenticide is and how to protect your pets from it.

09/22/2014

Earthquake Sensors in Northern California

KCBS In Depth: Earthquake Early-Warning Technology And Emergency Preparedness

KCBS’ In Depth co-hosts Jeff Bell and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Dr. Richard Allen, director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory, which received a 5-second warning before the first waves of the Napa quake rolled through. They also talk with Lt. Erica Arteseros, coordinator for the San Francisco Fire Department’s Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT).

09/15/2014

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Animal Update: Finding Pet-Friendly Housing In The Bay Area

If struggling to find affordable housing in the Bay Area wasn’t bad enough, pet owners have an added variable to deal with when searching for a home, especially during the

09/08/2014

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

Animal Update: Pets And High-Blood Pressure

High-blood pressure or hypertension is a fairly common condition in cats and dogs. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA recommends blood pressure is checked at every veterinarian visit.

09/01/2014

Credit cards. (DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey Shows Shift Towards Cashless Society Driven By Millennials

When it comes to making small purchases, Americans prefer cash over plastic, but according to a new survey that’s likely to change.

09/01/2014

A visitor pets a cat at the pop-up "Cat cafe" in New York.  (EMMANUEL DUNAND/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Deaf Animals Can Still Make Great Pets

What exactly causes deafness in pets? We asked Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA. She says it’s conductive problems that are usually acquired.

08/25/2014

A housewife puts an ice cube tray into the freezer section of her refrigerator, United States circa 1945. (Photo by Underwood Archives/Getty Images)

Animal Update: The Truth About Ice And Your Dog

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the San Francisco SPCA dispels a myth from a recent article online that went viral and claims that ice water can kill dogs.

08/18/2014

A diamond and gold dog collar modelled by Richie (with Flo). Harrods department store on November 29, 2007 in London, England.  (Photo by Rosie Greenway/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Positive Reinforcement Trumps Prong Collars When Leash-Training Dogs

Some dog owners use prong collars in order to get their pets to obey, but some animal experts are not encouraging their use and provide alternatives to the “medieval” training device.

08/04/2014

Sea Stars

Animal Update: What’s Causing Millions Of Starfish To Die Along The Pacific Coast?

In recent months, starfish, also known as sea stars, have been dying by the millions up and down the Pacific Coast. Over 20 species have been affected according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a veterinarian with the San Francisco SPCA.

07/28/2014

King Neptune the sea lion was found in Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf on August 17, 2011 with an apparent gunshot wound. He is being treated at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito. (Marine Mammal Center)

Animal Update: What To Do If You Find Injured Wildlife

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from SF’s SPCA says coming across injured wildlife in the Bay Area may be common especially during the summer. She has tips on handling these types of situations.

07/21/2014

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