Posts in category "American Heartworm Society"

Heartworm in Cats

Heartworm in Cats
Cats get heartworm disease too. as past president of the American Heartworm Society Dr. Shelly Rubin explains, on Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE.  Do you even know how susceptible cats are to heartworm? If there’s mosquitoes in dogs where you live, there’s mosquitoes in cats – it’s kind of that simple. One difference is... Read more »

Heartworm Can Be Devastating, Can Be Avoided

Heartworm Can Be Devastating, Can Be Avoided
Heartworm is literally killing our dogs. People don’t protect their dogs because they think, “It won’t happen to me,” says Dr. Shelly Rubin, past president of the American Heartworm Society. Listen HERE to my conversation with Dr. Rubin on my national radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World.  Essentially, there are mosquitoes – there’s heartworm. Dogs, cats... Read more »

Heartworm Can Be Fatal, But Can Also Be Prevented

Heartworm Can Be Fatal, But Can Also Be Prevented
Only about a third of all dogs, and likely less than 10 percent of cats, leave a veterinary practice with a heartworm preventive. No one knows how many ferrets are protected, but it’s likely that number is very small. Dr. Stephen Jones, president of the non-profit American Heartworm Society, calls the situation “frightening.” Heartworm disease,... Read more »
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Stay Ahead of Fleas and Mosquitoes, Protecting Our Pets

Stay Ahead of Fleas and Mosquitoes, Protecting Our Pets
Fleas assumptions – now there’s a topic that in all his years in broadcasting on WGN Radio, I bet Orion Samuelson has never discussed, Roy Leonard likely never reviewed fleas and Wally Phillips rarely spoke about them….but I do and with the most renown expert on the planet, veterinary parisitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, Kansas State... Read more »

Heartworm Disease as It's Never Been Explained: You'll Get It Now

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Heartworm disease can be complex to understand….I never thought I’d laugh about the life cycle of heartworm, but watch this video and chuckle along the way. A not as funny print story on heartworm.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and... Read more »

Dr. Shelly Rubin on WGN Radio Talking Emergency Care and Pets

Dr. Shelly Rubin on WGN Radio Talking Emergency Care and Pets
Dr. Shelly Rubin returns to Steve Dale’s Pet World, WGN Radio. Listen HERE as Dr. Rubin talks about all sorts of topics….protecting pets in the heat and when a pet overheats so much that emergency medical care may be needed, arthritic pets and what to do about it; obesity in pets; what can happen if... Read more »
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Heartworm Protection Can Save Lives

Heartworm Protection Can Save Lives
Pets can run, but they can’t hide from heartworm disease, which occurs in all 50 states. Without heartworm protection, even indoor cats hiding under the bed or dogs in states where heartworm isn’t especially common (like California or Nebraska) aren’t safe from this potentially fatal disease. Heartworm’s increasing prevalence is complicated to trace. Heartworm is... Read more »

ProHeart 6, An Alternative to Prevent Heartworm in Dogs

ProHeart 6, An Alternative to Prevent Heartworm in Dogs
About half of all dog owners do not protect their pooches from heartworm, and those who purchase product often forget to use it (American Heartworm Society).  One reason is that people simply forget to five their dog the product. One solution is a dose that works for six months, called ProHeart 6.  On Steve Dale’s Pet... Read more »

Why Heartworm Preventive ProHeart 6 Might Now Be the Right Choice

Why Heartworm Preventive ProHeart 6 Might Now Be the Right Choice
More lives may now be potentially saved from heartworm disease using an injectable product called ProHeart 6. Wherever there are mosquitoes, dogs can be infected with potentially fatal heartworm disease. The problem is that about half of all dogs don’t take a monthly heartworm preventative in the first place, and about half of those who... Read more »
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Dr. Rubin on Steve Dale's Pet World

Dr. Rubin on Steve Dale's Pet World
Listen HERE to Dr. Sheldon Rubin’s last appearance on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio – greatly busy answering your questions including a sneezing dog, and a kleptomaniac retrieving cat. Also, we briefly talk about the problems with horse, outlawing slaughter houses seemed right, but there have been repercussions. And how dogs can detect various... Read more »