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Feature March 2017 Issue

Preventing Heartworm Disease

A small mosquito can cause big problems for your catís health. Heartworm disease is now recognized as a threat to all cats, especially in the warmer months.

Preventing Heartworm Disease

Because treatment is difficult in cats ó and involves mostly supportive care ó you are strongly encouraged to use preventive measures. Hereís how.

Among the disorders that can seriously impair the function of your catís cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, one of the most severe is feline heartworm disease, a potentially life-threatening condition caused by infection with a parasitic worm called Dirofilaria immitis. This insidious disease is known to be most prevalent in geographic areas where a hot, muggy climate accommodates the proliferation of mosquitoes.

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