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June 26 2018

Dr. Shelly Rubin on Mosquitoes, Heartworm and More on WGN Radio

Whenever my time slot has changed at WGN radio or something happens – my first go-to guest, and the person has appeared over 22 years more on my shows than any other is Dr. Sheldon Rubin. So, for my first day in our new sparkling new studio, HEAR Dr. Shelly Rubin on WGN radio. Dr. Rubin’s…

May 30 2018

Pet Owners Aren’t Understanding Ticks and Tick Disease

At a time when there continue to be more ticks in more places, which means more tick disease than EVER, a new consumer study reveals that there are knowledge gaps among U.S. pet owners related to the identification, prevention and treatment of ticks as well as fleas. The Harris Poll, conducted the online study of over 1,300…

May 15 2018

Why Does My Dog Scratch So Much?

“Ahh-Choo,” it’s allergy season. We sneeze, our dogs scratch. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, I speak HERE with veterinary dermatologist Dr. Ursula Thomas about allergies in our dogs. It obviously can affect the quality of life of the affected dog, but also human family members kept awake because of overnight scratching.…

March 10 2018

Double Defense Against Heartworm and Feeding Cats on Steve Dale's Pet World

I’m thinking about mosquitoes that carry heartworm, so I talk with “Dr. Flea,” veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, HERE on my WGN Radio Show, Steve Dale’s Pet World. As the weather warms, fleas are hopping into our lives, and mosquitoes begin to buzz about. The Centers for Disease Control has been all about directly dealing with…

September 21 2017

Indoor Cats Get Fleas Too

We often discuss fleas and dogs, but what about cats. Actually, the flea species which most affects pets is the cat flea or Ctenocephalides felis, if you want to be fancy. Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Eva Schmidt explains that even indoor cats – who are unprotected with a veterinary product – may be subject to fleas. If you…

August 17 2017

AVMA on Preventive Care for Pets, Double-Defense Against Heartworm on WGN

It is truly an honor to talk with the CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Dr. Janet Donlin, about preventive care for pets on WGN Radio. Listen HERE as Dr. Donlin talks about catching illness earlier. And, today there are more tools to do that, like an inexpensive blood test called SDMA, which identifies…

August 16 2017

Flea Fact or Flea Fiction: Parasite Pete

It’s a new game show called “Flea Fact or Flea Fiction,” and it’s coming to a TV not so near to you with host, Parasite Pete, and his shapely sidekick Vanna. I will say it’s unlikely you’ve ever seen anything quite like this show.

August 14 2017

The Plague is in the U.S.

The Great Plague lasted 18 months, from 1665 to 1666. Initially, the wise men of the day, particularly clergy, blamed sorcery, witchcraft, and their cats—especially black cats. But what really caused the plague? It was fleas. Fleas that lived on rats. And, of course, killing the cats who ate the rats only made matters worse.* People…

July 31 2017

Protect Your Dog From Heartworm

Mosquitoes just need a bit of water for reproduction. Even in dry, desert-like climates, like Las Vegas, they’ve found ways to use human activity to help them reproduce in hotel fountains or suburban retention ponds (mosquitoes need to lay eggs in water, so even rivers, ponds, puddles, or bird feeders will suffice). The pesky critters…

July 19 2017

Fleas Like Cats: Your Best Bet, Stop the Bite

Ready for more flea talk? Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Eva Schmidt chats HERE about the health hazards of fleas on cats on my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World. We begin with cats allergic to flea bites. Sometimes, all it takes is a single bite to cause lots of discomfort, even infection. Schmidt says your…

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