Articles: fleas

Who Wants Fleas?

Did you know that equal or exceeding the spring as a ‘flea season’ is the fall? Your average squirrel or opossum carries as many or often more fleas in October as compared to April or May – and this is true everywhere in America. Of course, if you live in Northern climates, January isn’t an…

WGN Radio Petcast: Psychic Stuff from Sonya Fitzpatrick on What Cats Really Think; Chicago Canine Rescue Mutt Strutt and Fleas

WGN Radio Petcast, Steve Dale’s Pet World, click HERE to listen (may take a few moments to load) Help Chicago Canine Rescue to build their future, as they raise funds in their 8th annual Mutt Strutt, October 8 in Wrigleyville, starting on Newport Ave. between Southport and Lakewood at noon. Several media types will be there,…

WGN Radio Petcast: Foster 2 Home, Pet Adoptions, Dog Saving Network, CatChannel.com and Taking Pet's Photos

This Petcast features variety, a new Foster organization to a benefit canine talent show to a new column at CatChannel.com to taking photos of your pets to learning more about flea and tick products. Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World PETCAST.   (may take a few moments to load) Fosters and rescues…

On the Road Again, The Companion Animal Parasite Council

The Companion Animal Parasite Council is a not-for-profit who’s goal is to educate the public about parasite protection and control…So, each summer parasitologists hit the road – to go to the people – traveling in the parasite-mobile. Seriously, they do an amazing job of reaching professionals by bringing experts to lecture about the latest research,…

Companion Animal Parasite Council Road Trip at Wrigley Field

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) super sized van parked across from the friendly confines on July 24. Experts answered pet owner/Cub fan questions about parasites. Some say Cub fans have long suffered from parasites. Follow the CAPC Road Show, Northern Exposure, here and on the CAPC website. Wherever they are, CAPC will hand out…

Parsasite Council Hits the Road, Stopping at Wrigley Field

The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)) is hitting the road to zap one parasite at a time; watch them come to your community to chase fleas down the street, tackle ticks and round up roundworms. The idea is to come to where pet owners are, to communicate parasite prevention to pet owners. CAPC members include…

WGN Radio Petcast: Why Our Pets May Die As a Result of Our Buying Habits, Keeping Pets Safe in Hot Weather and Codi's Journey

LISTEN HERE to the WGN Radio Petcast (may take a minute or so to load) I’m really worried about pet owners purchasing flea and tick products over-the-counter or via the Internet without veterinary input. I am certain pets will die as a result, in any case more flea and tick issues for our pets. Dr.…

Readily Available Flea and Tick Products Might Not be the Bargain You Think

By Steve Dale   The question isn’t so much, should you protect your pets from fleas and ticks, but instead, where should you buy flea and products, and how do you decide what to buy? Oh, what to choose? So many choices, but not all the possible choices are at any store. How do you…

Busting Flea Myths, You Can Win the War

     Wish we could make the fleas flee – we can, according to veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden (aka, Dr. Flea), Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, it’s most important to treat correctly, every pet, every month. And important to speak to your veterinarian about choosing the right product in the first place, and…

WGN Radio Petcast: Puppy 101, Sleeping with Your Pets and Fleas!

Click HERE to listen to this Petcast. Ethel making out with Wendy and Dennis in studio Chicago dog trainers Wendy DeCarlo and Dennis Damon talk about what to do when you get a puppy, how to find a dog trainer, early socialization and how dog training methods have changed over the years. We even talk…

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