Posts tagged "pets and parasites"

Flea and Tick Products, What to Look for

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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 to Beware of the... 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 Diseases In Dogs

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Tick populations are booming, and where there are ticks, I can assure you there is tick disease. Sometimes tick borne illnesses are debilitating (to pets and also people, of course). And it’s more than merely Lyme, there’s a long, long list of nasty sounding diseases.   Sometimes they even come grouped together, as some ticks... 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 »

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 »

On the Road Again, The Companion Animal Parasite Council

A familiar scene - at least if you are from Chicago.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council is a not-for-profit who’s goal is to educate the public about parasite protection and control…So, each summer parasitologists hit the road – to go to the people – traveling in the parasite-mobile. Seriously, they do an amazing job of reaching professionals by bringing experts to lecture about the latest research,... Read more »
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Parsasite Council Hits the Road, Stopping at Wrigley Field

Parsasite Council Hits the Road, Stopping at Wrigley Field
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC)) is hitting the road to zap one parasite at a time; watch them come to your community to chase fleas down the street, tackle ticks and round up roundworms. The idea is to come to where pet owners are, to communicate parasite prevention to pet owners. CAPC members include... Read more »

Lyme Disease Appears to be on the Rise: In Dogs and People

Even AARP is expressing concern about an increase in Lyme Disease, a topic I’ve written about here for some time. The story is most mostly focused on Lyme Disease in people, explaining that it can start with a bull’s eye rash Deer tick bite in a person and that achy feeling you get when you... Read more »

You're on Camera, from the American Animal Hospital Association Conference

These screen shots are from the videos we recorded at the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) /Ontario Veterinary Medical Association Conference, March 24-27 in Toronto, speaking to superstars of the veterinary world. AAHA certifies veterinary hospitals that attain standards for excellence in veterinary care. The AAHA logo appears at accredited hospitals.Those facilities and their personnel... Read more »
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Highlights from the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Highlights of Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association,in Atlanta July 31-August 3, included several announcements: Dr. Larry Kornegay as the new AVMA President; Paws to Save Pets (Merials non profit foundation) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation will Hill’s Pet Nutrition is donating pet food and $145,000 to veterinary clinics and shelters in the... Read more »
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