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October 9 2019

Now is the Time to Protect Your Dogs Against Tick Disease

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, distinguished professor of Veterinary Parasitology, Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University says right now is when dogs are most susceptible to Lyme disease. Dryden is a guest on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. Dryden goes agrees there is as an epidemic of tick…

March 3 2017

Lyme Disease on the Rise in Pittsburgh

We know for sure that if Lyme disease is occurring more often in dogs, it will appear far more often in people. Far more often because at least a significant percentage of dogs are protected from Lyme with products and/or a vaccine. There is no such protection for people. According to printed reports, around Pittsburgh,…

June 6 2016


The American Veterinary Medical Association and Global Lyme Alliance are partnering on the StopLyme public education campaign.  Here’s what human medicine and veterinary medicine agree on, because it’s fact: Tick numbers are not only on the rise, but tick species’ territories are expanding. And where there are more ticks, there’s more tick disease in dogs…

September 22 2015

Steve Dale with Bill and Wendy on What Dogs Can Do

Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder and myself talk about amazing things dogs can do on WGN Radio, Listen HERE. From a dog named Chaser who can identify hundreds of toys, to dogs that can identify cancers. We spoke about the Ron Santo Diabetic Alert Foundation, and how Ron Santo once called in on my show…

September 2 2015

Tick Disease in Dogs the Fall – It's Still A Threat

Cool weather may be approaching, but that doesn’t mean the threat of ticks is going away anytime soon, as Dr. Craig Prior, board member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council . Listen here from my nationally syndicated Steve Dale’s Pet World, as Prior says ticks like to give disease to dogs in the fall, particularly Lyme disease.…

June 18 2015

Pet Parasite Questions Answered, Flea and Ticks.

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, distinguished professor, Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, answers your pet parasite questions. Dryden speaks around the globe on flea and tick issues, and is known lovingly, no doubt, as “Dr. Flea.” Q: How worried about tick disease should I be,…

May 8 2015

Four Steps to Prevent Tick Disease in Dogs

There are more ticks in more places than ever, and they continue to spread. Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine-Manhattan, calls it a “tick explosion.” And the fallout is tick disease. Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are likely very under-diagnosed in dogs, Dryden says. “It’s important to…

April 27 2015

New Products Lead the Way in Flea Protection

Along with spring showers and flowers come fleas. It’s a sure bet in most parts of the country, but some places have it worse than others. Fleas in Florida and other southern states can be so overwhelming that many pet owners throw in the towel, assuming these pests are inevitable, and simply hire an exterminator…

July 1 2014

Noodles in Good Morning America Competition

  Noodles the Wonder Dog, a mixed-breed dog, adopted from the Anti Cruelty Society, is in the Good Morning America “Dog vs. Dog” competition. Instead of chasing postal workers, Noodles can get the mail himself by hopping on a mailbox. He can jump through hoops, play the piano, and sometimes performs on stage. Details on…

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