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Heartworm Disease in Cats: More Common and Serious Than You Think


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pets, cats )

Cher
- 377 days ago - catster.com
Heartworms are typically associated with dogs, but infestation in cats might be as high as 16 percent.



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Kit B. (276)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:13 am

My vet told me that here we don't worry about heart worm, particularly for house cats. He said if we were a little closer to the coast, he would give them preventive treatments.
 

Peggy A. (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:24 am
Noted
 

Sandi C. (236)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 9:01 am
thanks Cher.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 12:00 pm
We give our cats a composite parasite preventative that covers heartworms, fleas, and earmites, even tho' this area isn't that dangerous for heartworms. I can remember a time when we didn't even worry about it in dogs.
 

Dianne D. (463)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:15 pm
I thought this was a dog thing but take my cats into the vet regularly and think they would have tested for it, but I'll ask.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:52 pm
Another darn good reason not to have indoor/outdoor cats.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 2:55 pm
Thank you.
 

Janice P. (5)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:14 pm
Noted.
 

Dale O. (190)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:20 pm
Interesting article, it also depends on where one lives...one good thing about a colder climate, it can discourage the emergence of certain parasite, especially if it -30 or more out there in the winter.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:38 am
If you keep your animals clean and healthy there will not be any problems.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 2:10 pm
Inside cats live a lot longer than outside cats.
 

Sara P. (57)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 8:07 am
I agree with the comment of Winn, inside cats have a longer life than the outside cats!!
 
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