Feline Heartworm Disease
New information on Feline Heartworm Disease has come to our attention. Studies conducted in the Missouri and Illinois areas have indicated a surprising presence of heartworm infection in cats. Because of the incidence of canine heartworm disease, the hungry mosquito population, and our prior cases of feline heartworm disease, we believe that this problem will increase in our area.
A few very good reasons to use a preventative heartworm medication for your cat:
- Feline Heartworm Disease is very difficult to diagnose.
Feline Heartworm Disease is not easily or safely treated.
- Feline Heartworm Disease has been found in both indoor and outdoor cats.
- Feline Heartworm Disease is 100% preventable.
- Unlike with dogs, no prior blood tests are required before starting feline heartworm preventative.
The American Heartworm Society recommends pet owners be made aware of the potentially serious consequences of heartworm infections in cats.
Tri-City Animal & Bird Clinic recommends Revolution and Advantage Multi as our product of choice in preventing Feline Heartworm Disease. In addition to preventing heartworms, Revolution and Advantage Multi also controls fleas, flea eggs and larva, ear mites, roundworms and hookworms all for about the same cost as other topical flea products. Topical application for your cat could not be easier. We also carry a once-a-month oral tablet Interceptor that prevents heartworms as well.
Starting your pet on a once-a-month topical heartworm preventative is the best way to deal with so many common parasite problems in cats. We will be glad to talk to you about preventing this disease in your cat.