General information on Heartworm
Heartworm disease rarely occurs in cats. It is spread by mosquitoes that house the larvae in their saliva. Adult worms can form, traveling from a vein to the heart.
Symptoms of Heartworm
Cats with Heartworm disease may show signs of lethargy, weight loss, labored breathing, and cough with blood in the sputum.
Treatments for Heartworm
Keep your cat indoors during late afternoons and evenings to lessen the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes carrying the larvae. If your cat has symptoms of Heartworm disease visit your vet immediately. Since the cat heart is small, one or two adult worms can pose a potentially dangerous situation. Your vet may begin a complex treatment to kill the adult worms.
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