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Scott Delucchi

Scott Delucchi

Rabbits
Monday, July 21, 2014
Here’s a fun fact: rabbits eat their own poop.  Hope you aren’t reading this over your morning bowl of Cherrios! Some rabbit owners aren’t even aware of this. Cecotropes are the technical name for the ingested poop. ...

Ticks
Monday, July 14, 2014
We’ve found a few ticks on our dog this season.  It seems they are more prevalent around the Bay Area due to the water shortage. And, since they can transmit serious diseases, you want to prevent bites.  Spot-on medications applied to your dog’s fur are an option. Your veterinarian can prescribe an oral medication, ...

Safety Around Dogs
Monday, July 07, 2014
Upon request, PHS/SPCA will send a humane educator to schools within San Mateo County for a grade-appropriate talk (generally K-6th grade). Presentations focus either on the basic needs of companion animals or on local wildlife. Our presenters usually bring their own dog to help present. ...

Two Day Training Sessions
Monday, June 30, 2014
Our recent Adopt-a-thon was a total love fest, with dogs, cats, rabbits, and a pair of black/orange/white Timmy Lincecum (pre-haircut) look-alike guinea pigs finding there forever homes....

July 4th
Monday, June 23, 2014
Fourth of July is around the corner. While it’s a great night of celebration for us humans, it can be a scary night for dogs.  Our four-legged friends left alone in yards get spooked by the fireworks and do whatever they can to escape. They can injure themselves in the process, or worse, become lost.  ...

Adoption Readiness
Monday, June 16, 2014
Many people know they want to adopt, but aren’t sure about the timing. Some families want to wait until kids are school-age or until they’ve demonstrated a level of responsibility. ...

Mistreated Dog
Monday, June 09, 2014
I’ve heard many pet owners chatting around the dog park fountain say, with some conviction, that that their dog was abused by his or her previous owner.  ...

RTO
Monday, May 26, 2014
When stray animals come into shelters’ care, how often are they reunited with owners?  National return-to-owner (RTO) stats are alarming.  Just two percent of cats are reunited and around 20-25% of dogs. PHS/SPCA is well above this average,...

Foster Care
Friday, May 16, 2014
Foster care and foster homes are common terms when used to describe children, but how about pets? Our shelter and most that I know of are almost always recruiting foster volunteers willing to give weeks ...

Spay Now or Later
Monday, May 12, 2014
An old friend called with good news. He added a 10-month-old Border Collie/Cattle dog mix to his growing family. His dog is set to arrive soon; she’s housetrained, close to full-grown at 10 months and recently had her first heat cycle. 
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