No Cure for Heartworm Disease in Cats

Prevention is the key.


Dogs are a natural host for heartworms. A single dog may harbor hundreds of them, which can cause lasting damage to the heart, lungs, and arteries if the heartworm disease is left untreated. Therein lies the rub. The drug used to combat heartworm disease in dogs cannot be used in cats. In felines, the disease must be left untreated by default. Only supportive care is available to manage symptoms without getting to the root cause.

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