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Animals Often Center Of Nasty Divorce Proceedings When Bay Area Couples Split

In San Francisco, dogs don’t just outnumber kids, they often are the ‘kids,’ and when couples split up, the fur often begins to fly over their pets.

10/09/2014

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

Meatballs Found Near Santa Rosa Dog Park Found To Be Not Poisonous

Eight meatballs that were found last month near a dog park in west Santa Rosa did not contain any poisons harmful to people or pets, Sonoma County Animal Services said this afternoon.

10/03/2014

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Which Breed Is Best For You? Dog Decision Depends On Where You Live

What breed best thrives where you live? We asked the Humane Society Silicon Valley to help us match the town to the Terrier or the ‘burb to the boxer, the location to the Labradoodle, the county to the Collie… Here’s what they recommend.

10/03/2014

Alan Velete is accused of abusing and killing a 4-month-old puppy in front of his young daughter. (Redwood City Police Department)

Redwood City Man Sentenced For Torture, Killing Of Puppy In Front Of Daughter

A Redwood City man who pleaded no contest to killing his puppy Lucky after torturing it for weeks in front of his 4-year-old daughter was sentenced to two years in county jail Friday morning, prosecutors said.

09/26/2014

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6 Tips For Owning A Dog In Urban Areas

These 6 tips will benefit any dog owner living in the big city! These do’s and don’ts are important to consider for any dog lover.

09/23/2014

(Marin Humane Society)

Animal Update: Pets’ Eye Color Changes Explained

When your cat’s or dog’s eye color changes, it’s a pretty fascinating thing. The SF SPCA’s Dr. Jennifer Scarlett says sometimes it’s normal with age, but other times it can be due to congenital reasons or diabetes.

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

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San Francisco Dog Adoption Fees Reduced 50% For One Week

San Francisco Animal Care & Control is offering reduced adoption fees for qualified adopters on all dogs and puppies from Saturday, Aug. 30 through Friday Sept. 5.

08/29/2014

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

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