Posts tagged "parasites and pets"

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 »

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 »

Parasite Protection for Pets

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No one wants their pets to have parasites. Yuck. It’s more than the ‘yuck factor’ though, parasites spread disease, including fleas and ticks. The question – which seems simple, then becomes what to buy and where to buy them….But Dr. Ernie Ward says pet owners increasingly aren’t always making the right choices. And that’s not... Read more »

WGN Radio Petcast: ParasitePalooza - Fleas,Ticks, Heartworm

WGN Radio Petcast: ParasitePalooza - Fleas,Ticks, Heartworm
Click HERE to listen to this WGN Radio Petcast. (May take a moment to load) Due greatly to weather conditions, it’s thought this will be a banner year for fleas, ticks and mosquitoes that transmit heartworm disease. First up, fighting fleas with Dr. Dwight Bowman, veterinary parisitologisst at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and... Read more »
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