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alicia casteloalicia castelo Member Posts: 747
edited 23 June, 2007 in Cat Health
I know they have them for cats but should I start giving them it? We have lots of mesquitos around our area and some of them come into our house. What do you thnk?


  • Melissa FordMelissa Ford Santa CruzMember Posts: 3,914
    edited 23 June, 2007
    Although heartworm disease isn't as prevalent in cats as it is dogs, I would give it. You are in an area with lots of mosquitoes and there is no way to determine which of these bugs is carrying the heartworm larvae. You'll need to be tested first to be sure that you do not already have heartworm disease and then you can start on your medication. You should be tested yearly whether or not you are on heartworm prevention year-round or for 6 months out of the year. An alternative to Heartgard 9which is a great product and highly recommended) is Revolution. This is a once a month topical that also kills fleas, roundworms, hookworms and ear mites.
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