Ridgemont Animal Hospital

4200 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626

(585)225-2133

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Heartworm Prevention for Cats 

The American Heartworm Society (AHS) and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are promoting the awareness of the necessity of heartworm prevention in cats not just dogs.

In the past, prevention for heartworm disease in cats was not considered important because cats do not always show clinical signs like dogs. Symptoms can include wheezing or coughing, fast breathing, feline asthma, or bronchitis that may be caused by the presence of heartworms.

It is even recommended to treat indoor only cats due to mosquitos can travel indoors and studies have found that about one-third of cats that tested positive for heartworm disease were indoor only cats.

If you have any questions or would like further information on prevention of heartworm disease in your cat please give us a call or schedule an appointment.