Posts tagged "CAPC"

Fleas: Take Action, Don't Wait to Seize the Fleas

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Flea protection is really important, as Dr. Ernie Ward explains. He says the thing is most people first treat for fleas only when they see them, which is not a good idea. Even indoor cats prone if you have a dog, if you have a person (fleas can even hitch a ride on our shoes)... Read more »

Beware of Flea/Tick Products Sold Over-the-Counter

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I am speaking here with a dude named Brad Canyon about diversion. This all about retailers selling flea/tick products who shouldn’t have it in the first place. It’s being diverted to them illegally or at least unethically – though pet owners assume the products are fine; they have no way what they’re buying might not... Read more »

Ticks In the Cold? It's True. Tick Protection Should Be Year-Round

Ticks In the Cold? It's True. Tick Protection Should Be Year-Round
No one likes ticks – they’re gross…Dr. Suzanne Causey, a field services veterinarian at Merial stopped by Steve Dale’s Pet World to talk about protection our pets from these dangerous parasites. Listen HERE. Most pet owners (hopefully) think tick disease, and protection for our pets in Spring and Summer….but protection shouldn’t stop there, she says.... Read more »
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Questions Answered: Catnip on a Plane; New Drug Can Help FIP Cats; Lyme is a Huge Threat

Questions Answered: Catnip on a Plane; New Drug Can Help FIP Cats;  Lyme is a Huge Threat
Q: We’ll be traveling to the Miami area by plane to see relatives for Thanksgiving. My daughters are both cat crazy, so we bought some really potent catnip at a local cat show and would like to take it to them. We’ve been storing it in the freezer. What happens when we go through airport... Read more »

Can Your Cat Make You Crazy, No! Can You Make Yourself Crazy Thinking About It, Yes!

Can Your Cat Make You Crazy, No! Can You Make Yourself Crazy Thinking About It, Yes!
Just plain stupid – cats don’t make people crazy, as the Atlantic Monthly asserts. “Could tiny organisms carried by house cats be creeping into our brains, causing everything from car wrecks to schizophrenia?” Here’s the truth: There have been some loose associations between toxoplasmosis (carried in cat stool and other sources) – to determine previous... Read more »

On the Road Again, The Companion Animal Parasite Council

A familiar scene - at least if you are from Chicago.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council is a not-for-profit who’s goal is to educate the public about parasite protection and control…So, each summer parasitologists hit the road – to go to the people – traveling in the parasite-mobile. Seriously, they do an amazing job of reaching professionals by bringing experts to lecture about the latest research,... Read more »
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Companion Animal Parasite Council Road Trip at Wrigley Field

In the evening, two veterinary parisitologists offering information on exciting topics, like tick disease and giardia to veterinarians. It was a party. So risque - I can't show you the photos.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) super sized van parked across from the friendly confines on July 24. Experts answered pet owner/Cub fan questions about parasites. Some say Cub fans have long suffered from parasites. Follow the CAPC Road Show, Northern Exposure, here and on the CAPC website. Wherever they are, CAPC will hand out... Read more »

Parsasite Council Hits the Road, Stopping at Wrigley Field

Parsasite Council Hits the Road, Stopping at Wrigley Field
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)) is hitting the road to zap one parasite at a time; watch them come to your community to chase fleas down the street, tackle ticks and round up roundworms. The idea is to come to where pet owners are, to communicate parasite prevention to pet owners. CAPC members include... Read more »

Tick Disease May be On the Rise

       Published in the American Veterinary Medical Association daily SmartBriefs….Veterinarian Dr. Frank Mondi of the New Hartford Animal Hospital says that tick-born diseases have reached endemic level in the Mohawk Valley in New york State, near Utica. This is relevant to Chicago – even the rest of the nation for these reasons: Regions where tick... Read more »
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Dr. Sheldon Rubin, Myth Bebunker

True or Not True? Ask Dr. Rubin. In this story for Rodale.com Dr. Sheldon Rubin debunks five pet health tips. Here are the myths with necessitate his official bebunking wand: *Table scraps are good for dogs. *Cats need milk. *A warm nose means your dog is sick. *Cats always land on their feet. *It’s ok... Read more »