Articles: fleas

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…

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Fleas Are A Problem for Cats, Too

Fleas! Yuck. And if you ignore the reality—whether you live in Chicago, Chattanooga, Charleston, or anywhere else, you may have a problem for your dog or even your cat. Yes, cats are just as susceptible to flea bite issues as dogs, according to veterinary dermatologist Dr. Eva Schmidt, whom I speak with HERE on my…

Double-Defense Against Heartworm: It's About Time

Warm weather, rain, and humidity: Mosquitoes love it all, and the flying bugs are more than annoying, they carry (among other things) potentially deadly heartworm disease, which they can spread to dogs. On my national Steve Dale’s Pet World, hear distinguished professor of veterinary parasitology at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Byron Blagburn talk…

Itching Dogs: 'Tis the Season

If there’s a season for itching dogs, this may be it. Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Ursula Thomas explains on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show that there are many reasons dogs scratch or lick. Those reasons can range from “I have a quick [benign] itch” to the discomfort of flea or mosquito bites to an allergic response…

Get My Newsletter!

Keep up with the latest pet news with the EXCLUSIVE STEVE DALE NEWSLETTER!

So, Who is Steve Dale?

steve-dale-with-pets

Steve Dale is a certified animal behavior specialist who has been a trusted voice in the world of pet health for over 20 years. You have likely heard him on the radio, read him in print and online, and seen him speaking at events all over the world. His contributions to advancing pet wellness have earned him many an award and recognition around the globe.

Book Credits

Learn more about the numerous books Steve has contributed to and authored!

Article Archive

Interested in reading past articles? Just use the dropdown to select a topic!

Categories

steve-dale-fan-club

Like Us on Facebook

Follow Steve Dale on Social Media!

© Steve Dale All Rights Reserved

Menu

Steve Dale Pet World