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Estate Planning For You and Your ... Pet

You never know what's going to happen in life, which is why everyone should live by the Boy Scout's motto: be prepared. Luckily, the SF SPCA thinks of everything. This weekend, they're hosting a seminar called Estate Planning for You and Your Pet, featuring a panel of experts to help you make tough decisions when you need to.

Ask A Vet: Helping Your Cat Get Rid of Severe Dander

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: I have a mature cat (around 12 years old)...he's been experiencing severe cat dander (the worst I have ever seen...lots and lots of flakes all over his coat). At first I thought perhaps he was just getting old because he has up-to-date shots and his flea/tick medicine is current. He is also severely over-weight. We've tried everything to get him to lose weight, but to no avail. Other than his weight his last couple of vet visits have said he's perfectly healthy. Any ideas?
 

Ask A Vet: Should You Splurge on Flea & Tick Medication?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: I've heard some of the flea and tick prevention medications can be dangerous and even harmful. What is the best and safest way to treat my animals?

Ask A Vet: How To Calm Your Nerves (And Your Dog's) at the Vet's

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: Every time I take my dog to the vet I get nervous for her. I'm pretty sure she can feel my nerves, because she gets nervous too. What's the best way to keep my dog calm when going to the vet?

Ask A Vet: Is Your Dog Scared of Car Rides?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: Our dog gets crazy anxiety every time we take a car ride. She can't sit still and she's very shaky. What can we do to help her and make car rides more pleasant?
 

Ask A Vet: How To Tell If Your Dog Has A Cold

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA'  feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: Sometimes my pooch has a little cough. Should I be worried? How do I know if she has a doggie cold? What are the symptoms?

Ask a Vet: How To Train Hungry Lab Puppies

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA'  feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: We have a new Labrador puppy that is not a "self feeder"... he is, well, a garbage disposal. Is there any way to train our new hungry puppy?

A: By garbage disposal do you mean your Lab puppy eats everything in site and/or eats really fast?  It isn’t unusual for Labs to do both.  If you get a couple of veterinarians in a room we’ll start talking about all the amazing things we’ve had to surgically remove from dogs—especially Labs.

How Do Seagulls Know When A Baseball Game Is Over?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA'  feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Giants' opening day is coming up on March 31st in LA, with their first home game on April 8th. That's why the SF SPCA turns its lens on seagulls, AT&T Park's resident wildlife, for this week's Ask A Vet.

Q: How do seagulls know when a baseball game is almost over? It seems like they show up in the seventh inning of every home game!

Ask A Vet: How Do You Introduce Your Dog to Your Newborn?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!


Q: What is the best way to introduce our newborn to our miniature pincher and poodle at home?
 
A: While Mom and baby are in the hospital, bring home some newborn items (such as blanket, or clothing) to introduce to the dog to the baby’s scent. This will lessen the “newness” when the introduction is made.  

Ask A Vet: What Are The Benefits Of Homemade Dog Food?

Welcome to our weekly 'Ask a Vet from the SF SPCA' feature on 7x7.com. They've enlisted their Co-President, Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, to answer your questions every week. Got a question for Dr. Scarlett? Ask away in the comments!

Q: I've been hearing a lot about homemade dog food. Are there benefits to making my pooches food from scratch? What are the best ingredients for dog food?

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