Stay Ahead of Fleas and Mosquitoes, Protecting Our Pets


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Fleas assumptions – now there’s a topic that in all his years in broadcasting on WGN Radio, I bet Orion Samuelson has never discussed, Roy Leonard likely never reviewed fleas and Wally Phillips rarely spoke about them….but I do and with the most renown expert on the planet, veterinary parisitologist Dr. Michael Dryden, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Listen HERE to my conversation on Steve Dale’s Pet World on WGN Radio. And with a past president of the Companion Animal Parasite Council and past president of the American Animal Hospital Association, Dr. Michael Paul as he speaks about heartworm prevention.

With Spring – soon warmer weather – and with at fleas and mosquitoes. The good news is that fleas (for ALL pets in the household) and can be stopped in their tracks, and that means also protecting indoor cats.

Mosquito bites can be avoided, thereby avoiding heartworm disease. Dr. Paul also talks about how heartworm preventives really, really work, actually treating heartworm. He has an interesting and scientific accurate take on this.

I also offer a list of some of the most popular dog breeds, from the  American Kennel Club. And the most popular cat breeds, from the Cat Fanciers’ Association.