Posts in category "parasites"

Protect Pets from Ticks this Fall

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Lyme disease can be transmitted to dogs at anytime of year, but fall is actually when dogs thought to be most susceptible. So, even if you live north, don’t stop using that tick disease product quite yet. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) now advises clients with dogs diagnosed with Lyme to see their pediatrician... 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 »

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 »
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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 »

Banfield State of Pet Health, 2014

Banfield State of Pet Health, 2014
So, what’s the state of pet health? Human health trends are monitored by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but there’s no comparable agency for pets. With 850 hospitals across America, Banfield the Pet Hospital’s database is a gold mine in veterinary medicine, as scrupulous records are kept on everything from the... 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 »

BlogPaws, Pet Bloggers Learn and Celebrate

Yvonne DiVita kicks off BlogPaws 2014, the most new attendees at this BlogPaws than any other
BlogPaws is a watering hole for pet bloggers. Here are a few BlogPaws highlights, in case you missed out….where people who write about pets come together (sometimes with their own pets). The Nose to Nose awards for excellence in blogging winners are HERE.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create... Read more »
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Keep Flies Away with Fashion

Keep Flies Away with Fashion
A report in the Journal of Experimental Biology is that a pattern of narrow stripes makes zebras “unattractive” to the flies. Dr. Susan Akkeson of Lund University and her team placed a blackboard, a whiteboard, and several boards with stripes of varying widths into one of the fields of a horse farm in rural Hungary. The striped board... Read more »
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