Posts tagged "ticks"

Ticks Infect Dogs and People with a Cocktail, Including Lyme

Ticks Infect Dogs and People with a Cocktail, Including Lyme
Tick carry Lyme disease, and increasingly people know that. But it’s not only a matter of Lyme, it’s potentially a cocktail of tick disease.   An examination of thousands of blacklegged (or “deer”) ticks in upstate New York’s Duchess County revealed that while 30 percent of people were infected with the agent for Lyme disease, one third... Read more »

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 »
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BlogPaws, Pet Bloggers Learn and Celebrate

Yvonne DiVita kicks off BlogPaws 2014, the most new attendees at this BlogPaws than any other
BlogPaws is a watering hole for pet bloggers. Here are a few BlogPaws highlights, in case you missed out….where people who write about pets come together (sometimes with their own pets). The Nose to Nose awards for excellence in blogging winners are HERE.   Type your email address in the box and click the “create... 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 »

BlogPaws Live 2014

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BlogPaws Conference 2014 is coming up, and I am excited and honored to again speak at this conference, which May 8 to 10 in Lake Las Vegas, NV. I’ll be talking about how to protect our pets (and to some degree ourselves) from ectoparasites (like ticks and fleas) and also how to keep mosquitoes off... 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 »
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Bats Falling Out of Sky, Feral Cats Die, What's New with the Extreme Weather

Bats Falling Out of Sky, Feral Cats Die, What's New with the Extreme Weather
As dogs freeze their tongues to fire hydrants here, in Australia there’s an all together different phenomenon going on. Due to record heat, bats are literally falling from the sky. About 100,000 bats have fallen from the sky and died during a heatwave down under that has left the trees and earth littered with dead... Read more »
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