Heartworm Society recommends guidelines that include year-round
prevention for dogs and cats. Yes, CATS! Cats get heartworm disease like
dogs, via mosquitoes. The interesting fact is that of cats that tested
heartworm positive, the majority were indoor only cats! Symptoms in cats
often mimic asthma or allergic bronchitis. And while there is no cure,
testing and prevention are recommended so that owners are prepared with
treatment if acute respiratory distress symptoms are noted.
there is a treatment for canine heartworm disease, but this disease is
so much easier, and cheaper, to prevent. We recommend either Heartgard
or the Interceptor/Sentinel team for monthly parasite prevention.
Heartgard is a beefy chewable tablet that prevents heartworms,
roundworms and hookworms. Interceptor is also a chewable tablet that
prevents the same as Heartgard plus whipworms. Sentinel is Interceptor
plus a flea preventive. For indoor/outdoor cats, we recommend
Revolution, a monthly topical liquid applied over the shoulder blades.
It prevents heartworms, hookworms, roundworms, fleas and ear mites. For
indoor cats, we recommend either Revolution or Heartgard.
products come with a full guarantee when purchased through a licensed
veterinarian, meaning if your pet obtains parasites the product should
prevent, the company will reimburse for treatment. Rebates or free doses
are also available through veterinarians. These guarantees and rebates
are void if purchased through internet companies by manufacturer