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Protecting Your Dogs from Ticks, and Tick Disease

If you counted all the ticks in America, there are more of them today than ever. And this summer, the Midwest is especially inundated (blame the weather). This is my conversation with Dr. Ruth MacPete about keeping your dogs tick free, and therefore disease free. Learn more at dogsandticks.com.

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.…

Lyme Disease Appears to be on the Rise: In Dogs and People

Even AARP is expressing concern about an increase in Lyme Disease, a topic I’ve written about here for some time. The story is most mostly focused on Lyme Disease in people, explaining that it can start with a bull’s eye rash Deer tick bite in a person and that achy feeling you get when you…

Readily Available Flea and Tick Products Might Not be the Bargain You Think

By Steve Dale   The question isn’t so much, should you protect your pets from fleas and ticks, but instead, where should you buy flea and products, and how do you decide what to buy? Oh, what to choose? So many choices, but not all the possible choices are at any store. How do you…

Tick Disease May be On the Rise

       Published in the American Veterinary Medical Association daily SmartBriefs….Veterinarian Dr. Frank Mondi of the New Hartford Animal Hospital says that tick-born diseases have reached endemic level in the Mohawk Valley in New york State, near Utica. This is relevant to Chicago – even the rest of the nation for these reasons: Regions where tick…

Ticks Are Everywhere!

Veterinary parisitologist Dr. Michael Dryden of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine says there are more ticks today than EVER! And ticks are everywhere, from the flat lands of Kansas to big city parks (even Chicago) to New England to the South and Pacific Northwest. If there are deer, wild turkeys and other wildlife…

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