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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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KCBS Animal Update: Living With Animals Adapting To Urban Environments

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says animals adapting to the urban environment is about more than just squirrels learning how to steal your sandwich at the park from one another and that we should learn to live in harmony.

12/31/2013

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

KCBS Animal Update: Tail Wagging Might Not Mean Dogs Are Happy

We love it when we see a dog wagging its tail and we assume they’re happy, but is it really that simple? Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA says “of course not”.

12/17/2013

KCBS Animal Update: Non-Surgical Sterilization

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF ASPCA says while non-surgical sterilization for pets doesn’t quite exist yet, it is on the horizon and will be coming on the market very soon.

12/09/2013

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KCBS Animal Update: How Much Is That Doggie In The Holiday Window?

It seems that the holidays come earlier and earlier every year, but it is an exciting time for the San Francisco ASPCA with their animals being the stars of Macy’s Holiday Windows in Union Square for its 27th year.

11/18/2013

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