Posts tagged "Dr. Ernie Ward"

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 »

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 »

Dog Questions Answered at North American Veterinary Conference

ORLANDO, FLA. — Here are some of your questions answered by experts attending the North American Veterinary Conference here Jan. 18-22. Q: My 12-1/2-year-old Bassett Hound was diagnosed with Stage 4 kidney failure. He’s lost a quarter of his body weight. He won’t eat the special food suggested by my veterinarian. He’s dehydrated and his... Read more »

North American Veterinary Conference

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Here are some of my 2014 North American Veterinary Conference highlights from Orlando.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Parasite Protection for Pets

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No one wants their pets to have parasites. Yuck. It’s more than the ‘yuck factor’ though, parasites spread disease, including fleas and ticks. The question – which seems simple, then becomes what to buy and where to buy them….But Dr. Ernie Ward says pet owners increasingly aren’t always making the right choices. And that’s not... Read more »

Western Veterinary Conference, Sitting Down with Expert Veterinarians

Dr. Mark Russak, president of the American Animal Hospital Association offers tips on what to do when you hit the road with your pet this spring or summer. We also talk about preventive care, and how catching disease or illness early can prevent your pet from suffering, potentially save a life, and certainly save you money.
At the 85th Annual Western Veterinary Conference, Las Vegas, NV for  national radio,also YouTube videos and more, I was honored to interview some of the leading veterinarians in America. Topics of discussion ranged from choosing the right diet for your pet, to when you time it’s time to euthanize to celebrity pet owners in Hollywood.  As... Read more »

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 »

Veterinarians Are the Best Resource

Veterinarians Are the Best Resource
“Just wait,” warns Dr. Ernie Ward of Calabash, N.C. “Those ticks are just waiting for a big rain, wherever you live, to emerge. Because of the mild winter, and then hot and dry spring, ticks have been out in waves.” The tick season began as early as April in parts of the Northeast, and it... Read more »

Prevention of Heartworm Easy, Treatment Not So Easy

Prevention of Heartworm Easy, Treatment Not So Easy
Listen to Dr. Ernie Ward on Steve Dale’s Pet World talk about heartworm disease: I really don’t get it, heartworm (transmitted by mosquitoes)  can be prevented in dogs and cats. In cats, there is sadly no treatment….In dogs, treatment is available (but now potentially hard to come by). Dr. Ward also points that the weather... Read more »