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Are you constantly confused about your dog's behavior? Can't get your kitty cat to stop scratching things? Unsure of vet office etiquette? Curious about how to cook your own pet food? For any question you might have, we have the SF SPCA's Co-President Dr. Jennifer Scarlett behind us to deliver answers.

Ask A Vet: Office Visit Etiquette

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 are some etiquette guidelines for vet-visits? Do you have any patient-pet-peeves?

Ask A Vet: Tips on Flea Treatments

Flea treatments for dogs

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 do not treat our 5-year-old Maltipoo for fleas - and he never has problems. Recently though, we visited another household with two other dogs, both treated with flea medication. After a day-long visit, our pooch had fleas all over him and the other dogs were still flea-less. Why did that happen?

Ask A Vet: How Do I Bring the Family Animals Together for Thanksgiving?

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 family always gets together for Thanksgiving, and all the pets come too! Any advice to bringing 4 dogs, 3 cats and a bird together under one roof for a few days?

Ask A Vet: Why Are Dogs Attracted to Foul Smells?

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 was at the beach the other day and my dogs made a beeline for a mound in the sand. Turns out the mound was a dead seal. Why are dogs attracted to such foul smells?

Ask A Vet: How Do I Get My Cat To Stop Scratching Things?

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 cat is scratching the heck out of our new furniture. We have several deterrents such as bubble wrap, aluminum foil, repellent spray, scratch pads etc... Are there any "humane" ways to declaw?

Ask A Vet: How Can I Deworm Feral Cats?

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 take care of two feral outdoor cats. I want to give them tapeworm meds because they probably have worms, but my vet won't sell me the tapeworm meds unless he sees the cat! Is there anything I can buy over the counter that I can slip into the feral cats' food to treat them?

Ask A Vet: How Can I Stop Raccoons From Eating My Outdoor Fish?

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: My outdoor fish are being stalked by a crafty and cunning raccoon. The sashimi loving bandit has pulled apart three foam pre-filters and two water pumps. Should I just go ahead and leave out a little side dish of wasabi and soy?

Ask A Vet: Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

Why dogs eat poop

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: Why do dogs eat poop? Is it true dogs eat poop because they have a vitamin deficiency?

Ask A Vet: Preventing Kitten Bladder Problems

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 a good way to help insure my kitten doesn’t end up with bladder problems later in life?

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