Posts tagged "Lyme Disease"

Veterinarians and Pediatricians Partner on Lyme Disease

Veterinarians and Pediatricians Partner on Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is an epidemic in America. Last year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated there is 10 times more Lyme disease present in people than previously thought. At least 300,000 people are diagnosed annually with Lyme in the U.S. Lyme is transmitted to people, and to dogs, by deer ticks. The good... Read more »

Lyme Disease Partnership, Veterinarians & Pediatricians

Lyme Disease Partnership, Veterinarians & Pediatricians
American Veterinary Medical Association CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven announced on my WGN Radio Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show a new initiative with the American Academy of Pediatrics to fight Lyme (and other tick diseases). HEAR the interview. If a dog is diagnosed with Lyme….easy enough to diagnose for veterinarians with a four-way in clinic... Read more »

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 »
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Banfield State of Pet Health, 2014

Banfield State of Pet Health, 2014
So, what’s the state of pet health? Human health trends are monitored by the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but there’s no comparable agency for pets. With 850 hospitals across America, Banfield the Pet Hospital’s database is a gold mine in veterinary medicine, as scrupulous records are kept on everything from the... Read more »

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 »

Protecting Dogs from Tick Disease

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Tick disease is at epidemic proportions, particularly Lyme disease, and not just at Granny’s house any longer out in the woods. I speak with Dr. Natalie Marks on a PetSmarts segment on HouseSmarts TV about tick disease, and most important about prevention, from what products may work best to testing for tick disease (which we... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Lyme Disease: Prevention May Begin with Vaccinating Mice

Lyme Disease: Prevention May Begin with Vaccinating Mice
Lyme Disease is on the rise in America. What if we could vaccinate the white-footed mice that account for the majority of the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi (the cause of Lyme disease) and significantly reduce the level of tick infection? The answer is absolutely yes, according to the Journal of Infectious Diseases. An oral bait... Read more »
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Lyme Disease, Education About Affects for People and Dogs Ongoing

Lyme Disease, Education About Affects for People and Dogs Ongoing
Three people in the Northeast who abruptly died in the past 13 months had an undetected heart inflammation caused by Lyme disease, according to a federal study that suggests death from the deer tick-borne bacteria is more common than previously thought, according to the Boston Globe . While Lyme disease doesn’t exactly affect dogs the same... Read more »
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