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Friday, March 8, 2013

Heartworm disease in cats

This disease often affects the cat's lungs rather than the heart and may cause injury that could leave your cat with permanent respiratory problems.  Both treatment and non-treatment are risky for cats, because there is currently no approved product for treating adult Heartworms.  The onset of clinical signs is impossible to predict in cats that are left untreated.  Even if the disease is treated, your cat may experience severe complications or even death when the worms die.

Prevention is the best course of action. Just as dogs are given medication to prevent Heartworm disease year round, there are monthly preventatives for cats. By giving heartworm prevention, you may give your feline friend the best shot at living long and healthy nine lives.