The recent movement to ban the sale of some animals, especially puppies at pet stores, is gaining momentum in cities in California, Florida and New Jersey, but it’s still allowed in San Francisco.
If you were to look at a dog without knowing its history it would be very difficult to identify its breed. According to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett even the experts would guess wrong most of the time.
Scientists at North Carolina State University developed a new communication device for dogs in the form of a hig-tech harness. Don’t worry; our anchor Jeff Bell wasn’t familiar with them either.
Dr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA weighs in on California’s foie gras controversy as it relates to animal rights and welfare.
It seems that our pets are echoing the concerns of the human population, specifically with the increase in the number of cats being diagnosed with diabetes every year.
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.
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.
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.
Some dog owners use prong collars in order to get their pets to obey, but some animal experts are not encouraging their use and provide alternatives to the “medieval” training device.
In recent months, starfish, also known as sea stars, have been dying by the millions up and down the Pacific Coast. Over 20 species have been affected according to Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, a veterinarian with the San Francisco SPCA.