Posts tagged "dogs and ticks"

Ticks Infect Dogs and People with a Cocktail, Including Lyme

Ticks Infect Dogs and People with a Cocktail, Including Lyme
Tick carry Lyme disease, and increasingly people know that. But it’s not only a matter of Lyme, it’s potentially a cocktail of tick disease.   An examination of thousands of blacklegged (or “deer”) ticks in upstate New York’s Duchess County revealed that while 30 percent of people were infected with the agent for Lyme disease, one third... Read more »

Lyme Disease Epidemic, Beware of the Bug

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Beware of the Bug! Ticks and tick disease is an epidemic in America. I’ve been talking a lot about this lately, and so are many veterinarians, including Dr. Ernie Ward. Human medicine seems to be playing catch-up. Just last summer, the CDC said there turns out to be 10 times more Lyme than previously suspected.... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Pet Health Meets Human Health: Zoobiquity Conference

Pet Health Meets Human Health: Zoobiquity Conference
NEW YORK CITY — It’s been called “one health” or comparative medicine, and now “zoobiquity” is the in-vogue term used to describe the intersection where human and animal medicine meet. Here’s an example: Lyme disease affects dogs and people, but inexplicably, Lyme doesn’t cause illness in cats. Studying the parallels of Lyme in dogs and... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

New Tick Disease May Affect Dogs

New Tick Disease May Affect Dogs
Veterinary parasitologists suggests there are more ticks out there today than ever before. Where there are ticks, there’s tick disease in people and in pets (particularly dogs). So, it’s no surprise that there’s a new tick disease which affects people, which is similar to Lyme disease. This new disease has been found in 18 people in... Read more »

Steve Dale, WGN Debut: Victoria Stilwell; Veterinary Commander & Chief and TNR Controversy

Steve Dale, WGN Debut: Victoria Stilwell; Veterinary Commander & Chief and TNR Controversy
While I’ve been back at WGN Radio (720 AM or listen online) for a couple of years, returning with a regular program is an honor and opportunity, called Steve Dale’s Pet World, airing Saturdays, 1 to 2 CDT. Why are our pets getting sicker? My first guest will be the Commander and Chief ….of veterinary medicine,... Read more »
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WGN Radio Petcast: Chelsea Kane Dances for Shelter Dogs; Dogs on Lake Michigan; Tick and Roundworm Control

WGN Radio Petcast: Chelsea Kane Dances for Shelter Dogs; Dogs on Lake Michigan; Tick and Roundworm Control
Disney TV star Chelsea Kane danced her way into the hearts of millions on “Dancing with the Stars.” Now she’s dancing her way into the hearts of shelter dogs, via Pedigree’s “Every Dog Deserves” promotion. Chelsea talks about her Woman (that’s her dog’s name!), her devotion to animals and what “Dancing” is really like behind-the-scenes.... Read more »
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