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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

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

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

Animal Update: Preventative Cat Health

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett confirms the rumors are true; cat guardians aren’t as good as other pet owners when it comes to getting their little loved ones in for regular visits with the veterinarian.

07/16/2013

Photo Credit: ThinkStock

KCBS Animal Update: Itchiness And Pets

It might be a tough call when it comes to normal itchiness and the kind that requires treatment in terms of your pet, but the SF SPCA has some tips on when you should seek help.

07/08/2013

Rescued Pets

Animal Update: The Importance Of Microchipping Pets

Should your pet ever get lost, there is a simple and safe way for owners to locate their furry little loved ones. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett talks about microchips for cats and dogs.

07/03/2013

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: End Of Life Decisions For Your Pet

End of life decisions can be costly and also very emotional for pet guardians.

05/27/2013

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