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Flea Fact and Flea Fiction

Fleas are far more than a benign and gross annoyance, and the internet is filled with an abundance of misinformation and myths. Here are a few facts and some fiction regarding fleas. Flea facts Fleas are insects. They have six legs and three body parts. Of the more than 2,200 known flea species and subspecies…

Double Defense Multimodal Approach

Mosquitoes are about to get buzzing throughout the country as the weather warms. More than just pesky, mosquitoes can be deadly. Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures on the planet, responsible for 500,000 infections of malaria daily, not to mention the Zika virus, Chikungunya, Dengue Fever, West Nile Encephalitis, Yellow Fever, and others, some likely even unknown,…

Veterinarians Endorse Double Defense to Protect Against Heartworm; Tick Diseases in Cats and More

Sanford, NC. Veterinary superstar speakers convened on the small town of Sanford, NC (not far from Raleigh Durham) at the North Carolina Academy of Small Animal Medicine, November 2. As the Zika virus in people and heartworm in dogs is an increasingly common problem, mosquitoes (which carry both diseases) were a large part of the…

Best Mosquitoes Are Dead Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes have been in the news for spreading the Zika virus – but the hit list is of mosquito spread illness is far longer and include but aren’t limited to West Nile Encephalitis, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, St. Louis Encephalitis, LaCrosse Encephalitis and chikungunya fever and Dengue fever. Mosquitoes also spread potentially deadly heartworm to dogs…

Mosquito Eradication Killing Bees

In some places mosquitoes weren’t as bad as expected over the summer, in other places worse. Where there are mosquitoes, there may be Zika is some places in the south, but other diseases as well, such as West Nile Encephalitis. Earlier this month, mosquito eradication efforts in South Carolina, went horribly wrong, according to several…

Double-Defense Against Heartworm

Mosquitoes spread disease to us and to dogs. And Dr. Mike Paul, who resides in the Caribbean, knows this very well. On my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen to Paul as he says, in dogs we’re concerned about potentially deadly heartworm, and a Double Defense protection (a product in addition to traditional…

Cats Are Second Class Citizens When It Comes to Parasite Protection

Fleas and ticks are problem for cats as well as dogs, says Dr. Michael Dryden, veterinary parasitologist Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Listen HERE on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show, as Dr. Dryden emphatically notes why cat need protection, even indoor cats. “I see a lot of indoor cats that…

Misinformed Pet Segment

Garlic can be dangerous to dogs, and does NOTHING to prevent fleas. NOTHING! Back to all that in moment. I am often introduced as a pet expert. I don’t know – not sure what expert means. I know as well as anyone that doing live radio or TV (I’m sure I’ve logged as many hours…

Double-Defense Against Heartworm

Heartworm disease is preventable or it should be but what we’re doing today clearly isn’t working. From 2013 to 2015, according to the Companion Animal Parasite Council, there’s been a 166 percent increase in cases of the potentially deadly mosquito spread heartworm disease in dogs. Until now, heartworm protocol hasn’t changed. At a press conference…

Zika Is Here! How Dogs May Help

Due to the Zika virus, the CDC is warning pregnant women to avoid traveling to a small community just north of downtown Miami, FL where Zika is actively circulating. The warning came after 10 additional people in Florida were found to have been infected with Zika virus after being bitten by local mosquitoes, bringing the total…

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