Posts tagged "Dr. Michael Dryden"

Choosing the Right Flea Product to Protect Your Family

Choosing the Right Flea Product to Protect Your Family
Picking a flea or tick product at a big-box store is typically a decision made on impulse, because the box is a pretty color or maybe the name of the product is recognizable, or maybe what’s on sale but these aren’t really the right reasons says Dr. Michael Dryden, veterinary parasitologist at Kansas State University.... Read more »

Dr. Flea Says You Can Win the Flea War

Dr. Flea Says You Can Win the Flea War
Instead of the mantra being, “Never say die,” it ought to be, “Always says die.” We can win the flea war, and we need to,” says veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, professor of Veterinary Parasitology in the Department of Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology at Kansas State University-Manhattan. ”Let’s face it, these are blood-sucking parasites. Obviously, that’s... Read more »

Fleas Allergies Are Nasty, But Can Be Avoided

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Fleas cause scratching, which can cause the most common pet allergy, according to veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Flea allergy dermatitis is when fleas inject a protein with each bite which cause what might be a severe allergic response in dogs and cats. Infection may also follow. Avoid... Read more »
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Flea and Tick Products, What to Look for

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Fleas and ticks are everywhere, from the countryside to the big city….veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden talks about choosing the right protection.  Dryden also talks fancy, about ‘residual speed of kill,’ and explains why that’s important and what the heck means. Learn more about pets and parasites from the Companion Animal Parasite Council. And remember to Beware of the... Read more »

Choosing The Right Flea & Tick Products

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Fleas and ticks are everywhere, from the countryside to the big city….veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden talks about choosing the right protection.  Dryden also talks fancy, about ‘residual speed of kill,’ and explains why that’s important and what the heck means. Learn more about pets and parasites from the Companion Animal Parasite Council. And remember... Read more »

Ticks Are a Health Threat: We Can Protect Dogs Better Than People

Ticks Are a Health Threat: We Can Protect Dogs Better Than People
Where there are ticks, there’s bound to be tick disease. According to veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, the tick population in America has exploded in recent years. Curiously, dogs enjoy more benefits than people when it comes to identifying tick disease, as well as protection to prevent disease transmission in the first place. For people,... Read more »
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Fleas May Win the War, If You Don't Seek Appropriate Advice

Fleas May Win the War, If You Don't Seek Appropriate Advice
Brace yourselves. With all the unseasonably cool weather and record rain across much of the country this spring, veterinary parasitologist Dr. Michael Dryden says fleas may put their bites on unprotected pets in record numbers. In fact, even before this year, flea populations have been escalating at alarming rates. Fleas are more than merely a... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: Human/Animal Interaction Experts Coming to Chicago; Parasite Protection

WGN Radio Petcast: Human/Animal Interaction Experts Coming to Chicago; Parasite Protection
Listen HERE to this WGN Radio Petcast, it will be as good for you as your pets are. Experts on the relationships we have with our pets, and those who want to know more about those interactions are welcome to attend – for the first time ever in the U.S. – the Conference of the... Read more »

Best Flea Product Is Easy to Use

Best Flea Product Is Easy to Use
No one wants fleas. Veterinary partisitologist Dr. Michael Dryden of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine did a comparison of two different flea products. Dryden reveals the result of his study on Steve Dale’s Pet World. Dryden talks about the way which consumers use the products. If people can’t properly apply the product, well, really – at least... Read more »
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Finds Flea Products Confusing: Dr. Flea Clears It Up

Finds Flea Products Confusing: Dr. Flea Clears It Up
Q: I find flea products confusing to use. Also, we travel a lot and missing a dose has meant that we had fleas. What should we use? — V.D., Homestead, FL A: Even veterinary professionals refer to veterinary parisitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine as “Dr. Flea.” He says, “Products... Read more »
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