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KCBS Animal Update: The Fungus Among Us

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF ASPCA says veterinarians encounter ringworm the most, but researchers are trying to find out more about another fungus that is killing off bats, an important part of our ecosystem.

11/11/2013

KCBS Animal Update: Halloween Safety for Pets

While many people search out ways to scare themselves on Halloween, your pet is less interested in feelings of horror.

10/29/2013

Animal Update: How Much Do Pets Remember?

It’s an interesting topic many pet owners may not consider: do our pets have much in the way of a memory?

09/30/2013

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KCBS Animal Update: Canine Influenza

Canine influenza emerged about 10 years ago when it popped up in greyhound racing tracks in Florida. Since then it’s spread and has peppered itself across half the United States.

09/24/2013

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KCBS Animal Update: Responsible Dog Ownership Days

The American Kennel Club has designated September as a month for reflecting on proper canine care. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA talks about the aspects of having a dog that all current and prospective owners should keep in mind.

09/17/2013

Photos: Ugliest Dog

Animal Update: Old Dogs With Dementia

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and many people may not know, animals can be affected by the disease as well.

09/02/2013

Meatballs laced with rat poison which were found in in the area of Crestline, Burnett and Parkridge Drives in San Francisco. (San Francisco Police)

Animal Update: Strychnine Poisoning

Recently, poisonous meatballs were discovered in several San Francisco neighborhoods. Obviously, it was a major problem and of concern for owners of dogs and cats.

08/19/2013

KCBS Animal Update: The Health Benefits Of Having Pets

Many companies have begun to allow pets into the workplace. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA explains why she thinks this is a win-win policy.

08/05/2013

Kittens.

Animal Update: What Is Kitten Season?

A look at kitten season, a time when many shelters are overflowing with newborns.

07/29/2013

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Animal Update: Tips For Hot Summer Days

Given how temperate San Francisco is, it doesn’t seem like you’d have to worry about hot weather and pets, but Dr. Jennifer Scarlet reminds us that the heat can soar inland, which can be very dangerous for your loved ones.

07/22/2013

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