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Cats Can Get Heartworms Too

April 8, 2018



Can cats get heartworm disease? 
Yes! All it takes is a bite from 1 mosquito to infect a cat with heartworms. Even indoor cats are at risk because mosquitoes can end up inside. While cats only become infected with a smaller 

amount of heartworms than dogs, they can experience substantial and even fatal damage 
to their heart and lungs. 

Is it treatable? 
Unlike heartworm disease  in dogs, cats cannot undergo heartworm treatment and must be treated symptomatically as the adult worms die, which can take years. Difficult to diagnose and 

to treat, it is recommended to keep cats on preventative year round. 

How can I protect my cat? 
Due to the difficulty of treating heartworm infection in cats, we recommend keeping your feline companions on Revolution, an easily administered monthly heartworm, flea, 
ear mite and intestinal parasite preventative. 




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