Posts in category "dog tick"

Pet Parasite Questions Answered, Flea and Ticks.

Pet Parasite Questions Answered, Flea and Ticks.
Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, distinguished professor, Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Manhattan, answers your pet parasite questions. Dryden speaks around the globe on flea and tick issues, and is known lovingly, no doubt, as “Dr. Flea.” Q: How worried about tick disease should I be,... Read more »

Four Steps to Prevent Tick Disease in Dogs

Four Steps to Prevent Tick Disease in Dogs
There are more ticks in more places than ever, and they continue to spread. Veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine-Manhattan, calls it a “tick explosion.” And the fallout is tick disease. Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are likely very under-diagnosed in dogs, Dryden says. “It’s important to... Read more »

New Products Lead the Way in Flea Protection

New Products Lead the Way in Flea Protection
Along with spring showers and flowers come fleas. It’s a sure bet in most parts of the country, but some places have it worse than others. Fleas in Florida and other southern states can be so overwhelming that many pet owners throw in the towel, assuming these pests are inevitable, and simply hire an exterminator... Read more »
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Parasite Control: Keep Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes Away

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To help control fleas, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden is all about what he calls residual speed of kill – and he explains why beat the flea clock is important. Dr. Michael Paul cheers a product that may indeed keep mosquitoes off pets, obviously then preventing heartworm disease which is transmitted by mosquitoes. He also... Read more »

Noodles in Good Morning America Competition

Noodles in Good Morning America Competition
  Noodles the Wonder Dog, a mixed-breed dog, adopted from the Anti Cruelty Society, is in the Good Morning America “Dog vs. Dog” competition. Instead of chasing postal workers, Noodles can get the mail himself by hopping on a mailbox. He can jump through hoops, play the piano, and sometimes performs on stage. Details on... Read more »

Lyme Disease Epidemic, Beware of the Bug

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Beware of the Bug! Ticks and tick disease is an epidemic in America. I’ve been talking a lot about this lately, and so are many veterinarians, including Dr. Ernie Ward. Human medicine seems to be playing catch-up. Just last summer, the CDC said there turns out to be 10 times more Lyme than previously suspected.... Read more »
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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 »

BlogPaws Live 2014

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BlogPaws Conference 2014 is coming up, and I am excited and honored to again speak at this conference, which May 8 to 10 in Lake Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be talking about how to protect our pets (and to some degree ourselves) from ectoparasites (like ticks and fleas) and also how to keep mosquitoes off... Read more »

Best Dog Tricks on the Planet, Babette Haggerty

Best Dog Tricks on the Planet, Babette Haggerty
Babette Haggerty can jump through hoops, and teach your dog to do it too! On Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE as we talk about her most recent book, “The Best Dog Tricks on the Planet: 106 Amazing Things Your dog Can Do on Command.”   Babette agrees that most dogs never do reach their... Read more »
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Lyme Disease, Education About Affects for People and Dogs Ongoing

Lyme Disease, Education About Affects for People and Dogs Ongoing
Three people in the Northeast who abruptly died in the past 13 months had an undetected heart inflammation caused by Lyme disease, according to a federal study that suggests death from the deer tick-borne bacteria is more common than previously thought, according to the Boston Globe . While Lyme disease doesn’t exactly affect dogs the same... Read more »