Posts in category "Heartworm disease"

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 »

Dogs Love the Fall

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Many dogs love the fall, as the weather begins to cool there’s a new spring in their step. Remember, while the weather cools dogs still need flea, tick and heartworm protection. In fact, this is the most common time of year that Lyme disease is transmitted to dogs. Here are some pretty simple and easy... 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 »

Knocking Out Mosquitoes, the Most Deadly Animal on Earth

Knocking Out Mosquitoes, the Most Deadly Animal on Earth
British researchers say they have genetically engineered mosquitoes so they only produce male offspring. You see, male mosquitoes don’t bite. Only the females do the biting….Happy Father’s Day, by the way. And infusing a population with animals that can’t reproduce can theoretically ultimately eliminate a population.  And if you know the birds and the bees,... 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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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 »

Ticks Are More Than A Pest

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Lyme disease is spreading. Dr. Richard Goldstein, medical director of the famed Animal Medical Center in New York City, says we can actually do more to protect our pets than we can do to protect ourselves from Lyme. It begins with testing your dog to determine if your dog has Lyme or another tick disease... 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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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 »