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

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

- 1717 days ago -
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

Sandi C (98)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 9:01 am
thanks Cher.

Suzanne L (99)
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 (490)
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.

. (0)
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

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 8:20 pm
Interesting article, it also depends on where 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 C (87)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:38 am
If you keep your animals clean and healthy there will not be any problems.

Winn A (179)
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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