Heartworms are potentially fatal parasitic worms living in the pulmonary arteries, lungs and hearts of both cats and dogs. Wherever pets and pests (e.g. mosquitoes)
are present, heartworm infection is possible.
The infection in cats may be more common than previously realized. Diagnosis is much more difficult than in dogs, and treatment can be challenging.
The prognosis for cats with heartworm disease varies. Many cats will recover. Some will die suddenly and unexpectedly. Others will carry the heartworms for a time
and then the heartworms will die naturally, without causing significant problems.
Have a Heart with Prevention
There are excellent products available for heartworm prevention that also provide protection from intestinal parasites. Talk to your veterinarian about the best
prevention for your cat or dog.