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Questions Answered: Catnip on a Plane; New Drug Can Help FIP Cats; Lyme is a Huge Threat

Q: We’ll be traveling to the Miami area by plane to see relatives for Thanksgiving. My daughters are both cat crazy, so we bought some really potent catnip at a local cat show and would like to take it to them. We’ve been storing it in the freezer. What happens when we go through airport…

Veterinarians Are the Best Resource

“Just wait,” warns Dr. Ernie Ward of Calabash, N.C. “Those ticks are just waiting for a big rain, wherever you live, to emerge. Because of the mild winter, and then hot and dry spring, ticks have been out in waves.” The tick season began as early as April in parts of the Northeast, and it…

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…

Voluntary Recall Notice for One Lot of IVERHART MAX Tablets

On Monday, March 26, 2012 Virbac AH, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a single production lot of IVERHART MAX® Chewable Tablets. Affected Product:  IVERHART MAX Chewable Tablets, Lot #110482 (Large, 50.1 – 100 lbs) The lot number is stamped on the side lid/flap of the box in a white text field and on the…

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…

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,…

Dogs and Ticks, Myth vs Fact – You Take the Test

Disease-carrying ticks pose health risks to dogs and people, no matter where they live.  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that tick disease occurs in every U.S. state, and it seems tick population and therefore tick disease is actually on the rise. Since signs of tick-borne diseases are difficult to recognize in both…

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…

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