Yes, but very rarely. Their risk is much lower because they are much less susceptible to heartworms, and cats are called “a resistant host” because heartworms do not thrive well within a cat’s body.
Yes! Your Veterinarian will help you decide on the best course of action and care for your pet, based on their age and wellness, to eliminate heartworms as quickly and safely as possible.
Since heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, why do I need to give heart worm prevention during the winter months?w@cADM3N2024-02-05T02:38:16+00:00
Good question! The answer is for two reasons: 1) The risk is just too great. All it takes is ONE MOSQUITO BITE to transmit heartworms and cause heartworm disease. 2) The heartworm prevention products that we carry also protect against many common intestinal parasites, which dogs can be exposed to year-round. Intestinal parasites can cause
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in pets in the US and many other parts of the world. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.