Posts tagged "heartworm"

Tick Disease: Veterinarians Ahead of Doctors

Tick Disease: Veterinarians Ahead of Doctors
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a year ago (August, 2013) that the centers’ own estimates, based on surveys of the public, medical claims and laboratory test results, suggest that only 1 in 10 cases of Lyme disease are reported nationwide — 30,000 reported cases compared with 300,000 actual cases. Lyme disease, no... Read more »

Mosquitoes Are Buzzing and Biting; Our Pets Aren't Immune

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Mosquitoes spread more disease to people than any creature on the planet. And our pets aren’t immune to their attack – not only potential for carrying potentially deadly heartworm disease, their itch is as uncomfortable for our pets as it is for us. That’s why veterinary parasitologist Dr. Byron Blagburn, distinguished professor Auburn University College of... Read more »

ProHeart 6, An Alternative to Prevent Heartworm in Dogs

ProHeart 6, An Alternative to Prevent Heartworm in Dogs
About half of all dog owners do not protect their pooches from heartworm, and those who purchase product often forget to use it (American Heartworm Society).  One reason is that people simply forget to five their dog the product. One solution is a dose that works for six months, called ProHeart 6.  On Steve Dale’s Pet... Read more »
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Why Heartworm Preventive ProHeart 6 Might Now Be the Right Choice

Why Heartworm Preventive ProHeart 6 Might Now Be the Right Choice
More lives may now be potentially saved from heartworm disease using an injectable product called ProHeart 6. Wherever there are mosquitoes, dogs can be infected with potentially fatal heartworm disease. The problem is that about half of all dogs don’t take a monthly heartworm preventative in the first place, and about half of those who... Read more »

Bill Leff, Wendy Snyder Together Again, on WGN and Talking Pets

Bill Leff, Wendy Snyder Together Again, on WGN and Talking Pets
Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder say I am their best guest ever – not sure about that….but they are my favorite show to be on (and I sure about that)….and since Wendy has returned to WGN, together they are on from 9 AM to noon daily. Each Tuesday at 10:30 AM  you can check me... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Veterinary Visits Down, Pet Health Declines: Resolve to Change

Veterinary Visits Down, Pet Health Declines: Resolve to Change
Our pets deserve better. Overwhelmingly, Americans want to do the right thing for their pets — or at least that’s what they say. Yet, despite our love and concern for our pets, veterinary visits are on the decline, especially when it comes to preventive care. As a result, pets and their owners are paying a... Read more »
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Beware of Flea/Tick Products Sold Over-the-Counter

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I am speaking here with a dude named Brad Canyon about diversion. This all about retailers selling flea/tick products who shouldn’t have it in the first place. It’s being diverted to them illegally or at least unethically – though pet owners assume the products are fine; they have no way what they’re buying might not... Read more »