Posts in category "Companion Animal Parasite Council"

Mosquitos Put the Bite on Our Pets

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Ticks and fleas are an issue, but what about mosquitos? Aside from spreading heartworm disease (which the hope is that your pet is otherwise protected), mosquito bites itch. And because our pets are lower to the ground, they may be more susceptible to bites than people. Instead of being bitten once or twice, it’s not... Read more »

Choosing the Right Flea Product to Protect Your Family

Choosing the Right Flea Product to Protect Your Family
Picking a flea or tick product at a big-box store is typically a decision made on impulse, because the box is a pretty color or maybe the name of the product is recognizable, or maybe what’s on sale but these aren’t really the right reasons says Dr. Michael Dryden, veterinary parasitologist at Kansas State University.... Read more »

Tick Disease: Veterinarians Ahead of Doctors

Tick Disease: Veterinarians Ahead of Doctors
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a year ago (August, 2013) that the centers’ own estimates, based on surveys of the public, medical claims and laboratory test results, suggest that only 1 in 10 cases of Lyme disease are reported nationwide — 30,000 reported cases compared with 300,000 actual cases. Lyme disease, no... Read more »
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Ticks Infect Dogs and People with a Cocktail, Including Lyme

Ticks Infect Dogs and People with a Cocktail, Including Lyme
Tick carry Lyme disease, and increasingly people know that. But it’s not only a matter of Lyme, it’s potentially a cocktail of tick disease.   An examination of thousands of blacklegged (or “deer”) ticks in upstate New York’s Duchess County revealed that while 30 percent of people were infected with the agent for Lyme disease, one third... Read more »

Fleas Allergies Are Nasty, But Can Be Avoided

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Fleas cause scratching, which can cause the most common pet allergy, according to veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Flea allergy dermatitis is when fleas inject a protein with each bite which cause what might be a severe allergic response in dogs and cats. Infection may also follow. Avoid... Read more »

Mosquitoes Are Buzzing and Biting; Our Pets Aren't Immune

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Mosquitoes spread more disease to people than any creature on the planet. And our pets aren’t immune to their attack – not only potential for carrying potentially deadly heartworm disease, their itch is as uncomfortable for our pets as it is for us. That’s why veterinary parasitologist Dr. Byron Blagburn, distinguished professor Auburn University College of... Read more »
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Choosing The Right Flea & Tick Products

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Fleas and ticks are everywhere, from the countryside to the big city….veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden talks about choosing the right protection.  Dryden also talks fancy, about ‘residual speed of kill,’ and explains why that’s important and what the heck means. Learn more about pets and parasites from the Companion Animal Parasite Council. And remember... Read more »

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs
Why wait for a bite? Veterinary parasitologist and a founder and board member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council Dr. Byran Blagburn says that in his opinion it makes sense to use a topical tick preventative, products squeezed from a tube and placed on the back of a dog, with repellency properties. If the bug... Read more »

Ticks In the Cold? It's True. Tick Protection Should Be Year-Round

Ticks In the Cold? It's True. Tick Protection Should Be Year-Round
No one likes ticks – they’re gross…Dr. Suzanne Causey, a field services veterinarian at Merial stopped by Steve Dale’s Pet World to talk about protection our pets from these dangerous parasites. Listen HERE. Most pet owners (hopefully) think tick disease, and protection for our pets in Spring and Summer….but protection shouldn’t stop there, she says.... Read more »
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Questions Answered: Catnip on a Plane; New Drug Can Help FIP Cats; Lyme is a Huge Threat

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... Read more »
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