California’s Native Pigeons Are Perishing; Street Pigeons Believed To BlameWhen most people think of pigeons, the common city street bird comes to mind, but there’s a different kind of pigeon in California and it’s at risk according to environmental scientists.
Banned Flame Retardant Still Making Bald Eagles SickA recent Michigan study shows bald eagles are being exposed to more toxins, including banned flame-retardant chemicals that were once commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture.
San Francisco Is 2nd Leading City In U.S. For Ivory Imports Despite California Ban On Elephant PartsThe ivory trade continues to thrive and is certainly having an impact on the elephant population, but the SF SPCA's Dr. Jennifer Scarlett informs that San Francisco is the second leading city in the United States for ivory imports.
Beagles Used In Alzheimer’s Study, But For Dogs With The Disease, Not HumansSomeone in the United States is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 67 seconds. But your pets can be diagnosed with the disease as well. Dr. Jennifer Scarlet has some prevention tips and talks about a study involving beagles.
Protecting Lost Pets Sometimes Means Tracking Them With Your Phone AppMost pet owners would agree that one of the worst possible nightmares is losing your animal. According to the SF SPCA, about 10 million pets are lost in the United States every year.
Animal Update: FBI Adds Animal Cruelty To Index Of Major CrimesThe Federal Bureau of Investigations is upping the stakes in their battle against animal cruelty. It’s now part of the Bureau’s index of major crimes. That means crimes against animals will now be taken as seriously as arson or homicide.
Ban On Selling Pets At The Pet Store Curbs Support For Puppy MillsThe 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.
Know Your Dog Breeds? It’s Not As Easy As You Think—Not Even For ExpertsIf 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.
High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With HumansScientists 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.
SF SPCA Weighs In On Foie Gras ControversyDr. Jennifer Scarlett from the SF SPCA weighs in on California's foie gras controversy as it relates to animal rights and welfare.
Feline Diabetes Is On The Rise— What To Do About Your Fat CatIt 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.
It’s 2015: Time For New Year’s Pet ResolutionsWith the new year comes a time of reflection and resolutions, but what would our pet cats and dogs put down on their lists?
Eliminating Dogs As The Reservoir For Rabies OutbreaksThere have been some widespread rabies outbreaks around the world and it’s getting recognition partly because of the recent Chinese government killing of 5,000 dogs in one city after five people were diagnosed with the disease.
Animal Update: ‘National Feral Cat Day’You probably didn’t know October 16th is National Feral Cat Day, but it is and its purpose is to acknowledge the humane efforts to reduce the feral cat population.
Animal Update: Pets’ Eye Color Changes ExplainedWhen 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.