Posts tagged "American Heartworm Society"

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 »

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 »

Heartworm Disease: Tragically Pets Die that Don't Need To

Heartworm Disease: Tragically Pets Die that Don't Need To
For pet lovers, a senseless tragedy is occurring. Too many dogs and cats are dying of heartworm, a nearly 100 percent preventable illness. They don’t have to die. It’s estimated that over one million dogs in the U.S. have heartworm disease, and no one knows how many cats. Heartworm disease is spread by mosquitoes, and... Read more »
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Heartworm Testing, Is It Really Necessary?

Heartworm Testing, Is It Really Necessary?
Q: Gimble has been on heartworm preventative year-round for about his entire life, since we adopted him as a six-month-old puppy. He’s now 6-years old. My veterinarian refused to give us more heartworm preventative unless we do the testing. She said, ‘What if we missed a month?’ Well, we didn’t. And I checked on he... Read more »

Veterinary Visits Down, Pet Health Declines: Resolve to Change

Veterinary Visits Down, Pet Health Declines: Resolve to Change
Our pets deserve better. Overwhelmingly, Americans want to do the right thing for their pets — or at least that’s what they say. Yet, despite our love and concern for our pets, veterinary visits are on the decline, especially when it comes to preventive care. As a result, pets and their owners are paying a... Read more »

Dr. Jack Noyes: Chicago Losses Legendary Veterinarian

Dr. Jack Noyes: Chicago Losses Legendary Veterinarian
By guest blogger, Dr. Sheldon Rubin We have all had special mentors in our life that have left life-changing impressions for us. I have had a few starting in grammar school and leading up to the start of my professional life. One of these was Dr. Jack Noyes who passed away peacefully, December 5. Jack... Read more »
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Pet Spending Predictions for 2016

Pet Spending Predictions for 2016
Interesting data here, according to “Pet Health Products & Services,” a Freedonia study. The study predicts pet ownership and pet spending in 2016: By 2016, pet spending will reach nearly $31 billion, as pet spending continues growth annually. Pet insurance is gaining significant ground – climbing 11% annually, reaching $680 million in 2016. At the retail level,... Read more »

Your Questions Answered: Potty Mouthed Bird; Pet Over Vaccination, Traveling Pugs

Your Questions Answered: Potty Mouthed Bird; Pet Over Vaccination, Traveling Pugs
Q: What should we do with our potty-mouthed bird? Bingo is a 16-year-old Amazon parrot. He’s a wonderful companion to our entire family. We also have a 14-year-old son who’s started using bad language. We were tipped off when Bingo began to talk like a drunken sailor. We can deal with our son, but how... Read more »

Heartworm Society Honors Dr. Rubin

Heartworm Society Honors Dr. Rubin
The American Heartworm Society recently honored Dr. Sheldon Rubin of Chicago. Rubin, a past president of the non-profit education organization, was honored with the title Honorary Member. Rubin continues to educate the public about the ongoing, deadly and frustrating issue of heartworm. Arguably, more – not fewer – dogs and cats are dying of heartworm.... Read more »
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Conversation with Dr. Ernie Ward on Parasite Prevention in Late Summer, Early Fall

Conversation with Dr. Ernie Ward on Parasite Prevention in Late Summer, Early Fall
Who wants parasites? I’m thinking few of you are volunteering. Listen HERE to my interview on Steve Dale’s Pet World with Dr. Ernie Ward. By the way, gradually – the rains are indeed coming – and as that happens fleas and particularly ticks are going to party. Meanwhile, as mosquitoes carry the West Nile virus... Read more »