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First Aid Kit

Animal Update: SF SPCA Advises On First Aid For Pets

Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA reports on what pet owners can do when their animals are injured and on their way to the hospital.

06/02/2014

Little girl meets a dog up for adoption at the inauguration of Rescue Row in San Francisco.

Rescue Row: 4 Places To Adopt Pets On 1 San Francisco Street

Hundreds of pet lovers and potential pet owners turned out for the inauguration of Rescue Row in San Francisco.

05/31/2014

Luna & Phoebe (HSSV)

Bay Area Dog With Own ‘Seeing Eye Dog’ Up For Adoption In National Free Pet Adoption Day

Saturday and Sunday mark Maddie’s Pet Adoption Days, the largest free pet adoption event in the nation, and Humane Society Silicon Valley in Milpitas hopes the event will bring a new home for an unusual pair of dogs, one partially blind, that need to be adopted as a team.

05/29/2014

Animal Assisted Therapy - A Golden Retriever acts as an assistance dog. (Wikipedia)

Animal Update: Senior Pets For Seniors

Animal shelters tend to get a lot of elderly cats and dogs in their facilities and the San Francisco SPCA is no different. According to the the facility’s co-president, these animals happen to make great companions for senior citizens.

05/19/2014

Photo Credit: Thinkstock

Animal Update: Exotic Animals As Pets

The legality of owning exotic animals varies in the United States across state lines. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the San Francisco SPCA calls the country a “patchwork of laws”.

05/12/2014

Dogs rescued from a Pacific Grove home filled with trash and waste. (Monterey County SPCA)

18 Dogs, 2 Cats Rescued From Filth, Waste Inside Pacific Grove Home

Monterey County officials have rescued 20 animals found locked inside filthy rooms packed with piles of clothes, trash and animal waste at a Pacific Grove home earlier this week.

05/09/2014

(Photo credit: Wendy Tokuda)

Animal Update: Preventing Parvovirus In Dogs

Veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, has advice on how to prevent your adult dog or puppy from contacting the highly contagious parvovirus.

05/05/2014

Raine Matthes and Chicken

9 Yr. Old Marin County Girl’s Pet Chickens Running A-Fowl Of Kentfield Neighbors

A Marin County family is being sued by their homeowners’ association over the chickens living in their backyard. Meanwhile the 9-year-old girl who owns them is not giving them up without a fight as the dispute goes to a vote.

04/19/2014

(CBS)

Easter Warning For Cat Owners, Extreme Poisoning Danger From Lilies

Lily plants may be popular at Easter, but the leaves, flowers, even the pollen can lead to multiple organ failure and imminent death for cats. There are two main varieties that are most dangerous.

04/16/2014

(Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Veterinarian House-Calls Making Pet Care Easier For San Franciscans

In a city with more dogs than children, San Franciscans can find it challenging to find a veterinarian when they need one.

04/14/2014

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