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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

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

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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

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