Posts in category "Heartworm disease"

Cat Book Author and the Human-Animal Bond, Steve Dale's Pet World

Cat Book Author and the Human-Animal Bond, Steve Dale's Pet World
Her cat inspired her – on this edition of Steve Dale’s Pet World from WGN Radio, Kay Clark joins in – Listen HERE to author Kay Clark “Sebastian & Me: A Right of Passage and Spiritual Journey.” Also, Dr. Heidi Hulon talks about the other side of the human/animal bond. And fun intestinal parasites (actually... Read more »

Rain Increasing Tick Disease, Fleas and Heartworm, Steve Dale's Pet World

Rain Increasing Tick Disease, Fleas and Heartworm, Steve Dale's Pet World
All the rain is increasing mosquitos (which means heartworm), tick and flea numbers. Tick disease, particularly Lyme, is on the rise for people and pets. I talk about that HERE on WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World, and how we can actually do better at protecting our pets compared to protecting ourselves. -Check your pet... 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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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »