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April 3 2012

Spring Has Sprung for Pets

If spring is truly “in the air,” your pets should be able to pick up the scent! Here are some tips to help pets handle the change of seasons: 1. Preventive veterinary care: Have you seen your veterinarian lately? Twice-annual exams are a good idea, allowing veterinarians to detect problems early, which can mean a…

April 1 2012

On WGN Radio: Chicago Animal Control and Answering Call Questions

Listen to my Saturday morning 10:30 appearance on WGN Radio with Bill Moller HERE. I offer my views about those who are “protesting” the City’s decision to move in a new direction at Chicago Animal Care and Control. I talk about a big adoption event this weekend at Chicago Animal Care and Control and another…

March 27 2012

Prevention of Heartworm Easy, Treatment Not So Easy

Listen to Dr. Ernie Ward on Steve Dale’s Pet World talk about heartworm disease: I really don’t get it, heartworm (transmitted by mosquitoes)  can be prevented in dogs and cats. In cats, there is sadly no treatment….In dogs, treatment is available (but now potentially hard to come by). Dr. Ward also points that the weather…

August 12 2011

Heartworm Society Offers Management Plan for Dogs with Heartworm Disease

As I reported here several days ago, the treatment for Heartworm disease in dogs, IMMITICIDE®,(melarsomine dihydrochloride), is now unavailable. First let me clarify – preventatives for heartworm disease in dogs (and cat) are available and they work. In fact, the idea all along – if you give your pet a preventative – there’s no need for…

August 8 2011

Treatment For Heartworm Disease Not Currently Available

If your dog is undergoing heartworm treatment, contact your veterinarian now. If you are not using a heartworm preventative, perhaps this news story will convince you to do so. IMMITICIDE®,(melarsomine dihydrochloride) the medication used to treat heartworm disease in dogs is currently unavailable (except for product already on the shelves). Merial reports the company that…

July 25 2011

Football Star LaDainian Tomlinson and Heartworm Survivor Kuddles

NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson discusses the importance of year round heartworm prevention for pets following Kuddles’ close call with heartworm disease. Learn more from the American Heartworm Society. I don’t get why people don’t protect their pets – it’s easy to do, and safe.  (thanks to Dr. Sheldon Rubin for turning me on to…

June 5 2011

WGN Radio Petcast: Prevent Heartworm, Positives of Animal Assisted Therapy, Chicago's Most Talented Dogs

Dr. Sheldon Rubin on WGN Petcast WGN Radio Petcast Listen HERE. (may take a few seconds to load) I’ve never seen anyone get so excited about heartworm disease. In fact, I get a little worried. Dr. Sheldon Rubin, who at this point has his own radio fan club, talks about heartworm prevention and reveals new…

May 15 2011

Claryfying the Latest on Heartworm Disease

From my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World, hear an interview with Dr, Doug Carrithers, director of applied research and publications at Merial Dr. Doug Carithers He attempts to explain what’s going on in the world of heartworm disease, addressing rumors of the heartworm developing resistance to preventatives. He says the key is using…

May 14 2011

If there Are Mosquitoes, There's Heartworm Disease

Released May 13, the 2010 heartworm incidence survey conducted by the American Heartworm Society (AHS) reveals that the message is not getting out there about heartworm prevention….PREVENTION, that ‘s the thing. This disease is preventable (at least in nearly all cases). american heartworm society incidence map Yet, without owners compliant in giving a preventative those…

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