San Francisco SPCA

Animal Update: Domestic Violence Protection Orders For Pets

More and more states are starting to include pets in domestic violence protection orders, which raises the question – are pets often abused in homes with domestic violence problems?

01/02/2013

Animal Update: Diabetes In Cats

We all know that diabetes is becoming a huge problem in this country; could that be the case for pets as well?

12/27/2012

Animal Update: Advances In Lyme Disease Research

What is Lyme Disease – and just how big of a problem is it?

12/10/2012

Animal Update: Contagious Yawning

A bit of an unusual topic but a fun one, too: humans often will yawn when we see somebody else yawn. Animals, believe it or not, may do the same.

11/26/2012

Animal Update: Macy’s Holiday Windows

It’s an exciting time of year for the people who make up the San Francisco SPCA, who are embarking on an annual tradition: Macy’s Holiday Windows at Union Square.

11/19/2012

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Can You Make Your Pet Sick?

It’s well known that swine flu and bird flu can be transmitted from animals to people, but is the reserve true? Can an owner make his pet sick?

10/29/2012

Animal Update: Chemotherapy For Pets

Pets, like humans, are at risk for cancer.

10/15/2012

Animal Update: Delving Into the Top of Declawing

A lot of people have heard, perhaps for many years, that they shouldn’t declaw their cat but not everybody understands why.

10/10/2012

(photo courtesy: City of Alameda)

Animal Update: Rabies Signs And Preventative Measures

We don’t hear all that much about rabies these days, but it’s still a relevant issue for pets and their owners.

09/10/2012

(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Animal Update: Canine Distemper

A warning for dog owners: could your canine be at risk for canine distemper?

09/03/2012

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