Parasite Forecast from Companion Animal Parasite Council and Ride Sea Dog


Where Lyme Disease (mostly from deer ticks or Borrelia burgdorferi)

The forecast for Chicago is worse than partly cloudy and a chance of rain  – there’s expected to be higher than usual level of fleas, ticks and heartworm (spread by mosquitoes). On WGN Radio, listen HERE for  Companion Animal Parasite Council Board Member Dr. Rick Marrinson who explains how to protect our pets. Regarding ticks, there are more than ever before – which means more tick disease than ever before, and big cities are not immune.

Learn more at Pet Disease Alerts which offers a flea forecast, and also tick and heartworm forecast no matter where you happen to live in the U.S.

What isn’t discussed with Dr. Marrison is the controversy regarding Seresto flea/tick collars. Here’s some basic information regarding how

The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform said that a voluntary recall makes sense given not only resulting in needless reported deaths of beloved family members but 100,000 reported incidents of what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calls “unexpected effects from the use of a pesticide.”

However, the story is far more complex. This deep dive explains further the story behind the story – are Seresto collars safe or not?

Sea Dog Welcomes Dogs

Grace Fuller of City Cruises explains dogs are welcome on the Sea Dog Lake Michigan ride and Chicago River, both are dog friendly. WGN Radio, listen HERE to Grace.

Banning Pet Store Sales of Dogs, Cats, Rabbits in New York State

New York State is the sixth state to ban dogs/cats sold at pet stores (and in NY state also rabbits).