Heartworms in Cats

Heartworm disease is a problem in Texas for our pets. Typically we think about heartworm disease in dogs but cats can be effective to as high as 15 percent of our population can be exposed to heartworm disease. In cats. There is prevention and it's available through your veterinarian. Come to visit us and we can get the best product for you in your pet. Heart words are transmitted through mosquitoes. The mosquitoes bite your pet and the pet gets infected with a worm. These worms can grow to 9 11 inches long and live in the heart. Even indoor only pets can be effective. Thankfully there's a quick and easy test available that can diagnose heartworm disease in cats. We'd be happy to walk you through those tests here in the clinic. Unfortunately there is no drug approved for treatment of heartworm disease in cats but we can treat that cat symptom radically. So always visit with your veterinarian if you have any concerns or questions. If your cat gets diagnosed with heartworm disease there are options available to keep your cat comfortable and reduce symptoms. If we do have a symptomatic cat with heartworm disease there are ways to the leaving 8 those symptoms and we can schedule a consult with your veterinarian to help you figure out the best plan for your pet.

Jamie Knight