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Cat Heartworm


This collection of Cat Heartworm articles has been curated for you by Metropolitan Veterinary Center. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (312) 757-7809.

We Heart Cats But So Do Mosquitoes: Your Cat Heartworm 4-1-1

It’s a silent killer that has no cure, but it’s easily preventable. We may think of heartworm disease as more of a dog problem and, while more dogs than cats contract heartworms, mosquitoes find cats just as tempting of a meal as they do dogs. One shelter found during a year-long study that 26% of cats had been infected with heartworm larvae at some point in their lives, with 10% of heartworms making it to adulthood.


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