Flea-Borne Typhus Spreads Across Los Angeles AreaA rise in typhus, a bacterial disease spread by lice or fleas, has hit the Los Angeles area, and public health officials are sounding the alarm.
FDA Links Popular Flea, Tick Medications To Neurological Problems In Dogs, CatsSome flea and tick medications can cause neurological problems in dogs and cats, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns pet owners.
US Postal Service Suspends Mail Delivery On Sacramento Street Due To FleasThe Postal Service has suspended mail delivery indefinitely on one Sacramento street due to a flea infestation.
Vets Warn Fleas Becoming Resistant To Chemical TreatmentsExperts say fleas may be mutating and becoming more resistant to topical anti-flea treatments, making them peskier than ever for Bay Area pet owners trying to get rid of them.
Flea Problems Getting Tougher To Solve For San Francisco Pet OwnersVeterinarians say there has been an uptick in flea problems with pets in San Francisco, and it’s getting harder to cure the problem.
2nd Yosemite Tourist Investigated For Possible Case Of PlagueCalifornia health officials are investigating another possible case of plague in a tourist from Georgia who fell ill after visiting Yosemite National Park, the second case in less than a month.
Plague Found In Dead Squirrels At Yosemite CampgroundTwo dead squirrels at a campground in Yosemite National Park were found to have been killed by plague, leading park officials to close it for treatment.
Child Who Camped At Yosemite National Park Contracts PlagueA child who was camping with family at Yosemite National Park contracted the plague, the first case reported in the state since 2006.
KCBS Animal Update: Itchiness And PetsIt might be a tough call when it comes to normal itchiness and the kind that requires treatment in terms of your pet, but the SF SPCA has some tips on when you should seek help.
San Francisco Officials Fear Disease Will Spread At Occupy EncampmentPoor sanitation and evidence of lice and fleas at the Occupy San Francisco encampment endanger the health of everyone in the overcrowded, makeshift tent city at Justin Herman Plaza, public health officials said Wednesday.
Animal Update: Summertime Fleas And TicksKCBS' Jeff Bell talks to Dr. Jack Aldridge, Director of Veterinary Services at The San Francisco SPCA, about these seasonal annoyances.