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Dr. Flea Says You Can Win the Flea War

Dr. Flea Says You Can Win the Flea War
Instead of the mantra being, “Never say die,” it ought to be, “Always says die.” We can win the flea war, and we need to,” says veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, professor of Veterinary Parasitology in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University-Manhattan. ”Let’s face it, these are blood-sucking parasites. Obviously, that’s... 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 »

Fleas, Fleas, Fleas!!

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Fleas, fleas, fleas – oh my….who wants them? No one. But some feel you can not win the war. Dr. Michael Murray, technical marketing director US parasiticides with Merial disagrees. He explains what fleas live for. By the way, even indoor only cats need protection. Learn more HERE, as you can Beware of the Bug... Read more »
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Flea and Tick Products, What to Look for

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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 to Beware of the... Read more »

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 »
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Fleas: Take Action, Don't Wait to Seize the Fleas

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Flea protection is really important, as Dr. Ernie Ward explains. He says the thing is most people first treat for fleas only when they see them, which is not a good idea. Even indoor cats prone if you have a dog, if you have a person (fleas can even hitch a ride on our shoes)... Read more »

Fleas: You Can Win the War

Fleas: You Can Win the War
Some years, it seems fleas are everywhere, while other years they appear more reclusive. Mostly, the problem is all about weather conditions. “So, far, the fleas haven’t been too bad, but don’t breathe easy yet,” says Dr. Zack Mills, of Duluth, GA. “Human nature being what it is, if people don’t see fleas, they tend... Read more »

American Animal Hospital Association @AVMA Convention

American Animal Hospital Association @AVMA Convention
So, what the heck happens at veterinary conventions anyhow? Dr. Kate Knutson, president of the American Animal Hospital Association answers. Click HERE to hear my conversation with her on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. I interviewed Dr. Knutson live from the floor of the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association, held at... Read more »
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Fleas May Win the War, If You Don't Seek Appropriate Advice

Fleas May Win the War, If You Don't Seek Appropriate Advice
Brace yourselves. With all the unseasonably cool weather and record rain across much of the country this spring, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden says fleas may put their bites on unprotected pets in record numbers. In fact, even before this year, flea populations have been escalating at alarming rates. Fleas are more than merely a... Read more »
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