Dozens Of Pets From Texas Shelters Flown To Bay Area For AdoptionFifty dogs and 20 cats looking for new homes arrived in the Bay Area from Texas to make room for animals lost in Hurricane Harvey's aftermath.
Therapy Pig To Bring Holiday Cheer To SFO TravelersSan Francisco International Airport officials are hoping travelers during this holiday season will be squealing in delight when they meet a pig that made its debut Monday as the latest addition to the airport's animal therapy program.
Best New Year's Day Sales In San FranciscoThe first day of January is a big shopping day, and there's more to celebrate in addition to the arrival of 2016. That is, parking meters are out of action in San Francisco on New Year's Day. Park for free if you're out for the day.
Whale Migration Record Broken By Female Of Species Recently Thought To Be ExtinctThe whale migration record has been broken this year by a female western gray whale. The previous record, held by a humpback whale at 10,000 miles, was broken by 9-year-old, Vavara who traveled 14,000 miles going from Russia to Mexico and back again.
Research Shows Cats Prefer A Tune Of Their Own Rather Than Classical MusicPet owners might have their own ideas about their animals interests, which can include types of music. But there’s actually a study on what felines really consider easy listening.
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.
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.
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.
Animal Update: Pets And High-Blood Pressure 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.
Animal Update: Deaf Animals Can Still Make Great Pets 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.