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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?

Ask A Vet: How To Relieve Anxiety in Pets During the Work Day

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 relieve anxiety in pets during the work day, and good products that will help with this?

Ask A Vet: How Do I Get My Dogs to Leave My Baby Alone?

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 dogs (a Jack Russell and a Dachshund) seem to resent the fact that my baby is walking. They urinate on his crib and Pack-N-Play, on the floor, etc. It is getting to be too much for this mother. What to do?

Ask A Vet: What's Up With Doggie Birth Control?

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: Aside from spaying and neutering, are there any other good contraception methods for pets? What's your take on doggie birth control?

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