Posts tagged "fleas"

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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Fleas, Fleas, Fleas!!

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Fleas, fleas, fleas – oh my….who wants them? No one. But some feel you can not win the war. Dr. Michael Murray, technical marketing director US parasiticides with Merial disagrees. He explains what fleas live for. By the way, even indoor only cats need protection. Learn more HERE, as you can Beware of the Bug... 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 »

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs
Why wait for a bite? Veterinary parasitologist and a founder and board member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council Dr. Byran Blagburn says that in his opinion it makes sense to use a topical tick preventative, products squeezed from a tube and placed on the back of a dog, with repellency properties. If the bug... Read more »
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BlogPaws Live 2014

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BlogPaws Conference 2014 is coming up, and I am excited and honored to again speak at this conference, which May 8 to 10 in Lake Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be talking about how to protect our pets (and to some degree ourselves) from ectoparasites (like ticks and fleas) and also how to keep mosquitoes off... 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 »

Nature's Bloodsuckers, How Spooky: Happy Halloween

Bedbugs may not carry disease - but who wants them! They're sadly increasingly common in places ranging from hotels to movies theater. The bite is like a bad mosquito bite.
As a follow up to an earlier post on vampire bats, here are more blood suckers. Eating blood is somewhat efficient, and less a threat to themselves than preying on other animals. But nature’s strategy can backfire….for example if the tick bites and delivers a series disease. Still, it seems, overall, the bloodsuckers are winning.... Read more »
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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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