Posts tagged "heartworm disease"

Knocking Out Mosquitoes, the Most Deadly Animal on Earth

Knocking Out Mosquitoes, the Most Deadly Animal on Earth
British researchers say they have genetically engineered mosquitoes so they only produce male offspring. You see, male mosquitoes don’t bite. Only the females do the biting….Happy Father’s Day, by the way. And infusing a population with animals that can’t reproduce can theoretically ultimately eliminate a population.  And if you know the birds and the bees,... 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 »

Heartworm Disease: Tragically Pets Die that Don't Need To

Heartworm Disease: Tragically Pets Die that Don't Need To
For pet lovers, a senseless tragedy is occurring. Too many dogs and cats are dying of heartworm, a nearly 100 percent preventable illness. They don’t have to die. It’s estimated that over one million dogs in the U.S. have heartworm disease, and no one knows how many cats. Heartworm disease is spread by mosquitoes, and... Read more »
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Heartworm Disease Remains a Killer

Heartworm Disease Remains a Killer
Heartworm disease is killing as many dogs and cats as ever, yet it is totally preventable.  This has to stop!  In some states about 10 per cent of dogs are affected by heartworm. Over one million dogs in the U.S. have heartworm, and no one knows how many cats (perhaps up to 10 percent, though... Read more »

Iverhart, Heartworm Preventative, Recalled by Virbac

Iverhart, Heartworm Preventative, Recalled by Virbac
Virbac Animal Health voluntarily recalled one lot of its canine heartworm and internal parasite preventive Iverhart Max Chewable Tablets (ivermectin, pyrantel pamoate, praziquantel) because the ivermectin failed to meet the company’s stability specifications. Some dogs dosed with tablets from the affected lot (#110482 for large dogs, 50.1 to 100 lbs.) may not be protected against... Read more »

Heartworm Testing, Is It Really Necessary?

Heartworm Testing, Is It Really Necessary?
Q: Gimble has been on heartworm preventative year-round for about his entire life, since we adopted him as a six-month-old puppy. He’s now 6-years old. My veterinarian refused to give us more heartworm preventative unless we do the testing. She said, ‘What if we missed a month?’ Well, we didn’t. And I checked on he... Read more »
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Dr. Jack Noyes: Chicago Losses Legendary Veterinarian

Dr. Jack Noyes: Chicago Losses Legendary Veterinarian
By guest blogger, Dr. Sheldon Rubin We have all had special mentors in our life that have left life-changing impressions for us. I have had a few starting in grammar school and leading up to the start of my professional life. One of these was Dr. Jack Noyes who passed away peacefully, December 5. Jack... Read more »

Heartworm Society Honors Dr. Rubin

Heartworm Society Honors Dr. Rubin
The American Heartworm Society recently honored Dr. Sheldon Rubin of Chicago. Rubin, a past president of the non-profit education organization, was honored with the title Honorary Member. Rubin continues to educate the public about the ongoing, deadly and frustrating issue of heartworm. Arguably, more – not fewer – dogs and cats are dying of heartworm.... 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 »
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WGN Radio Petcast: Preparing for Emergencies, Pet Insurance, Cat Genetics, Parrots and Ferrets

WGN Radio Petcast: Preparing for Emergencies, Pet Insurance, Cat Genetics, Parrots and Ferrets
This WGN Radio Petcast wins the Gold Medal for being the most jam packed ever! (May take a moment to load): Tracy Reis, national director of Red Star Emergency Services at the American Humane Association talks about preparing for your pets’ survival in emergencies. Everything from carrier training for cats to the importance of microchipping.... Read more »
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