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.
Animal Update: Looking For Pica In Pets And How To Treat ItIf a remote control looks appetizing to your pet or dirt, rocks or any assortment of other non-nutritive things, it may be because they are suffering from a disorder called pica, which can actually affect humans too.
KCBS Animal Update: Harbor Seals’ Seafood Diet—Similar To Humans, Aids In Research Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA says Harbor seals are helping with human health research because they live on or near the shore and eat similar seafood to humans.
KCBS Animal Update: Dealing With A Pet Custody Battle What should you do if you're involved with a custody battle involving a companion animal? Dr. Jennifer Scarlett with the SF SPCA has advice on how to come to agreement over such complicated matters.
Animal Update: Breast Cancer in DogsThough surprising to some, breast cancer is one of the most common cancers found in female dogs, but pet owners should know there are ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the cancer.
KCBS Animal Update: Coyote Safety We don’t often think about coyotes and San Francisco being in the same sentence, but now more than ever we should connect those dots.
Pig Virus Spreads To Dogs, Killing One Pet In CaliforniaCircovirus was previously thought to only be carried in pigs and parrots.
KCBS Animal Update: Holiday Safety For PetsWith the holiday season upon us, there are different potential dangers that pet owners should be aware of. Dr. Jennifer Scarlett of the San Francisco SPCA talks about some of the common issues.
Animal Update: How Much Do Pets Remember?It's an interesting topic many pet owners may not consider: do our pets have much in the way of a memory?
Animal Update: Old Dogs With DementiaSeptember is World Alzheimer’s Month and many people may not know, animals can be affected by the disease as well.
Animal Update: Planning For Your Pet's FutureWhat happens if you predecease your animal and have not outlined plans for him or her in your will?
Animal Update: Strychnine PoisoningRecently, poisonous meatballs were discovered in several San Francisco neighborhoods. Obviously, it was a major problem and of concern for owners of dogs and cats.
Animal Update: What Is Kitten Season?A look at kitten season, a time when many shelters are overflowing with newborns.
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.
Animal Update: Breed In DogsThis week's Animal Update is on how you can't judge a dog's breed simply by its appearance. This could be important in some health-related decisions for your pet.