Why is my vet always talking about heartworms?

Heartworm disease, heartworm tests, heartworm preventative – your animal’s yearly wellness exam always has some mention of heartworms. But what are they and why should you be concerned?

Heartworms? In Cats? Huh?

Yes, heartworms are primarily a problem in our dogs – but cats can also become infected. The same mosquito that carries the heartworm larva can, and does, bite cats, injecting them with heartworms as well. Cats are not the natural host. Once injected into our cats, most of the larvae end up in the pulmonary arteries (the [...]

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