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June 16 2020

How You Can Prevent Fleas and Ticks, Today

Don’t wait – stop fleas and ticks right now – or your dog may pay a price (and you too!). He’s known as Dr. Flea, Dr. Michael Dryden, distinguished professor veterinary parasitology Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine says it’s a big mistake to wait. “The ticks are incredibly active.” Listen here to Dr.…

May 3 2020

Preventing Dog Bites and Parasites on WGN Radio

Immediate past President of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dr. John de Jong offers an update on what we know about COVID-19 and our pets (and what we don’t know) on Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE  Mostly, though, we chat about dog bite prevention. Dr. John de Jong explains why most dog…

January 28 2020

Outdoor Cats and Feline Parasites

According to the Cornell Feline Health Center, parasitic infections can have a significant effect on feline health, and in some cases on that of their owners and other wild species. A recent study analyzed 21 previously published studies to quantify the risk of cats becoming infected with 19 different feline parasites, including those with the…

January 20 2020

Cats Get Parasites Too

Cats need protection from fleas and ticks too. Dr. Christine Royal of Merck Animal Health talks about how cats can get heartworm. We talk about what can happen, which may be sudden death or heartworm associated respiratory disease (which has asthma-type symptoms). Imagine a 12-inch long worm winding its way inside a cat’s respiratory system.…

May 7 2019

Heartworm is 100 Percent Preventable

Heartworm is not something you want your dog to get, one simple explanation for that: Heartworm can be deadly says CEVA Animal Health Veterinary Services Manager Dr. Todd McCracken on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show. McCracken explains how dogs get the disease. He says it’s “100 percent preventable” IF you use a…

April 29 2019

Tick Disease is Forever

Experts suggest that this season ticks will be in even greater abundance. And where there are ticks, there’s tick disease. Veterinary nurse Beckie Mossor suggests on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show that unless it’s happened to you – you might think it will never happen to you. Once infected, there is no…
FDA alert on some flea and tick products

October 5 2018

FDA Alert on Chewable Flea and Tick Products

What does the FDA alert regarding some flea and tick products really mean? I went to the source, and talked to Dr. Martine Hartogensis, deputy director at the United States Food and Drug Associations Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance on my Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show. llll The FDA is…

October 1 2018

Halloween Pet Costume Trends; Visit Chicago Mayoral Candidate and Pet Lovers, and More

Blah! Blah! It’s scary. And you’re not alone, as more than 4.2 million dog-owning households and nearly two million cat-caretakers will be treating their furry companions to ghoulish goodies and grisly toys this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation. I talk on my WGN Radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, HERE with Gabbie Roderer,…
Dr. Todd McCracken and Steve Dale explain FDA alert on flea and tick products

October 1 2018

Translating FDA Alert Regarding Chewable Flea and Tick Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class of flea and tick products. What the heck does that mean? I spoke with Dr. Todd McCracken, veterinary services…
FDA flea/tick product concerns

September 24 2018

Translating FDA Alert About Flea/Tick Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is offering concerns about some flea and tick products. Listen HERE to my WGN Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show to Dr. Todd McCracken, veterinary services manager at CEVA Animal Health and Fear Free certified, as he explains it all in a way which we can understand. McCracken says…

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