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September 7 2016

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…

August 4 2016

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…

June 16 2016

Year of the Mosquito?

It’s not only the Zika virus, which truly is here, mosquitoes give a host of disease to people. And heartworm in dogs too. Dr. Michael Paul isn’t only the past executive director of the Companion Animal Parasite Council, he’s a resident of a tropical  mosquito haven, and talks about what dog owners can do to keep…

May 25 2016

Mosquitoes Carry More Disease Than You Think

Consumer Reports just did a piece on how to protect yourself against the Zika virus. But what about your pets? Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Dwight Bowman, professor at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Bowman is also on the Board of Directors of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) says, “We don’t believe that dogs get the Zika virus.” The…

April 19 2016

Dogs Might Help Battle Zika

“Everything we were looking at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought,” said Dr. Anne Schuchat, as she described the Zika virus. This is serious stuff for the U.S. The concern is two-fold: Mosquitoes carrying the virus head north, it will happen – though no one knows how quickly or how…

March 16 2016

Double-Defense, New Plan to Fend off Heartworm in Dogs

Trivia Question Answer: Mosquitoes. Trivia Question: What living thing is more dangerous than any other on the planet? According to the World Health Organization, over 725,000 people die annually as a result of mosquito transmitted diseases, and millions more get sick each year. Dogs are affected too, as heartworm disease kills many unprotected dogs. But…

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