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Summer Safety Tips from Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center

This is optimistic – here are summer safety tips (which means summer is upon us!) from Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center. Here a  few hightlighst: Asphalt: Minimize your pet’s time on asphalt. It heats up quickly, burns paws and causes overheating. Beaches, Boats & Pools: Not all dogs are good swimmers. When on or…

WGN Radio Petcast: ParasitePalooza – Fleas,Ticks, Heartworm

Click HERE to listen to this WGN Radio Petcast. (May take a moment to load) Due greatly to weather conditions, it’s thought this will be a banner year for fleas, ticks and mosquitoes that transmit heartworm disease. First up, fighting fleas with Dr. Dwight Bowman, veterinary parisitologisst at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and…

No Foolin' Fall Is Prime Flea Season

By Steve Dale Flea season is here! No, this is not a column that should have appeared in April or May. In fact, particularly in northern states, most critters carry more fleas in the fall than in the spring. As we move into autumn, there’s more potential for our pets to pick up these buggers…

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…

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: Chelsea Kane Dances for Shelter Dogs; Dogs on Lake Michigan; Tick and Roundworm Control

Disney TV star Chelsea Kane danced her way into the hearts of millions on “Dancing with the Stars.” Now she’s dancing her way into the hearts of shelter dogs, via Pedigree’s “Every Dog Deserves” promotion. Chelsea talks about her Woman (that’s her dog’s name!), her devotion to animals and what “Dancing” is really like behind-the-scenes.…

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