Posts in category "ticks"

Lyme Disease in Dogs and People

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Lyme disease is on the rise in people and in dogs. Also, where Lyme disease occurs in people, it also occurs in dogs (and visa versa). As Dr. Ernie Ward points out we can take many steps to go a long ways toward preventing Lyme in dogs. Here’s a story on how one pharma company... Read more »

Lyme Disease: Prevention May Begin with Vaccinating Mice

Lyme Disease: Prevention May Begin with Vaccinating Mice
Lyme Disease is on the rise in America. What if we could vaccinate the white-footed mice that account for the majority of the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi (the cause of Lyme disease) and significantly reduce the level of tick infection? The answer is absolutely yes, according to the Journal of Infectious Diseases. An oral bait... Read more »

Bats Falling Out of Sky, Feral Cats Die, What's New with the Extreme Weather

Bats Falling Out of Sky, Feral Cats Die, What's New with the Extreme Weather
As dogs freeze their tongues to fire hydrants here, in Australia there’s an all together different phenomenon going on. Due to record heat, bats are literally falling from the sky. About 100,000 bats have fallen from the sky and died during a heatwave down under that has left the trees and earth littered with dead... 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 »

Steve Dale's Pet World, Zoobiquity and Lyme Disease

Steve Dale's Pet World, Zoobiquity and Lyme Disease
Zoobquity or one health – how animal and human health come together was the topic of this week’s show with Dr. Richard Goldsten, chief medical officer Animal Medical Center in New York City. Listen HERE to our conversation on WGN Radio, Steve Dale’s Pet World about the 3rd Zoobiquity Conference , and specifically – as an example of... Read more »

Nature's Bloodsuckers, How Spooky: Happy Halloween

Bedbugs may not carry disease - but who wants them! They're sadly increasingly common in places ranging from hotels to movies theater. The bite is like a bad mosquito bite.
As a follow up to an earlier post on vampire bats, here are more blood suckers. Eating blood is somewhat efficient, and less a threat to themselves than preying on other animals. But nature’s strategy can backfire….for example if the tick bites and delivers a series disease. Still, it seems, overall, the bloodsuckers are winning.... Read more »
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Ticks and Preventing Tick Disease, Snap to It!

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Lyme disease is actually most prevalent in dogs in October through November….Odd video – still a great reminder; ticks (and therefore tick disease) does occur in all states. Learn more HERE. 

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 »

Lyme Disease Prevention in Dogs

Lyme Disease Prevention in Dogs
Lyme Disease is getting more pub – how it’s being underdiagnosed in people. Dr. Richard Goldstein, chief medical officer of Animal Medical Center in New York City notes we can do more to protect our dogs than we can to protect ourselves. From my national radio show Steve Dale’s Pet World, listen HERE to Dr.... Read more »
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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 »