posted: Aug. 31, 2018.
Heartworm disease is a dangerous disease, but also a highly preventable disease. Heartworms are transmitted to dogs by mosquitoes. Essentially, a mosquito bites an infected dog and then bites your dog, thus transmitting disease. Treatment of heartworm disease is possible, but can have severe complications and high costs associated with it. Prevention is a far easier path to take. Talk to your veterinarian about preventatives available to you. Many preventatives also protect against common intestinal parasites which can be harmful to both your pet and family.
Is my cat in any danger? Although heartworm disease is seen less frequently in cats, they can be infected, and the disease is far more severe. Also, there is no known treatment for cats once infected. Prevention is available for your cat.
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