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Parasitologist On Double Defense to Prevent Heartworm in Dogs

Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden explains how heartworm in dogs occurs HERE Steve Dale’s Pet World national radio show. Heartworm is delivered to dogs by various species of mosquitoes who bite, and deliver a microfilaria, which is the early stage of heartworm. The “baby heartworm” makes it’s way through a dog’s blood stream to the pulmonary…

Exotic Tick Species Found in US

New Jersey officials have discovered a new tick species in Hunterdon County. It’s called the East Asian or bush tick, and where there is a new tick species, there may be a new tick disease (or diseases). Officials are investigating whether the ticks found locally carry pathogens that could be a cause for disease in…

Tick Disease Protection

Fall is when ticks—usually the deer tick or blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)—like to put their bite on dogs the most, and, as a result, that’s when Lyme disease is transmitted most often to dogs. And, sometimes Lyme can occur with other tick diseases, so dogs could conceivably end up being infected with Lyme and another disease…

Ticks Infect Dogs with Lyme Most in the Fall

Fall is the time of year when ticks post often party on dogs. So while we need often to protect our pets year-round against ticks and tick disease ( particularly Lyme) is most often a threat to dogs in the fall, even moving into winter, according to Richard Goldstein, chief medical officer at the Animal…

Indoor Cats Get Fleas Too

We often discuss fleas and dogs, but what about cats. Actually, the flea species which most affects pets is the cat flea or Ctenocephalides felis, if you want to be fancy. Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Eva Schmidt explains that even indoor cats – who are unprotected with a veterinary product – may be subject to fleas. If you…

Oh Crap: Scoop that Poop!

Why don’t people want to pick up their dog’s poop? I guess that isn’t too hard to answer. I get it: It’s shit. Who wants to pick it up? But, there are some pretty compelling reasons to do it, including social pressure (who wants to be called out by neighbors for not picking up dog…

AVMA on Preventive Care for Pets, Double-Defense Against Heartworm on WGN

It is truly an honor to talk with the CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Dr. Janet Donlin, about preventive care for pets on WGN Radio. Listen HERE as Dr. Donlin talks about catching illness earlier. And, today there are more tools to do that, like an inexpensive blood test called SDMA, which identifies…

Flea Fact or Flea Fiction: Parasite Pete

It’s a new game show called “Flea Fact or Flea Fiction,” and it’s coming to a TV not so near to you with host, Parasite Pete, and his shapely sidekick Vanna. I will say it’s unlikely you’ve ever seen anything quite like this show.

The Plague is in the U.S.

The Great Plague lasted 18 months, from 1665 to 1666. Initially, the wise men of the day, particularly clergy, blamed sorcery, witchcraft, and their cats—especially black cats. But what really caused the plague? It was fleas. Fleas that lived on rats. And, of course, killing the cats who ate the rats only made matters worse.* People…

Protect Your Dog From Heartworm

Mosquitoes just need a bit of water for reproduction. Even in dry, desert-like climates, like Las Vegas, they’ve found ways to use human activity to help them reproduce in hotel fountains or suburban retention ponds (mosquitoes need to lay eggs in water, so even rivers, ponds, puddles, or bird feeders will suffice). The pesky critters…

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