Sharing in the special bond between pets and their families.
A few of our good friends...
Heartworms and Cats
You know that your dog can get heartworms from mosquitos, but did you
know your cat can as well?
Heartworms affect cats differently than dogs, but the disease they cause is
In cats, the name "heartworm disease" is a misnomer, as the disease
mostly affects the lungs and not just the heart. Signs are often mistaken for
feline asthma, allergic bronchitis or other respiratory diseases.
Once an adult worm dies, after 1-2 years, there is an additional intense
inflammatory reaction resulting in acute lung injury.
It only takes one mosquito to infect a cat, and because mosquitoes can get
indoors, both indoor and outdoor cats are at risk and should receive
heartworm preventive medication. In a North Carolina study, 28 percent of
the cats diagnosed with heartworm were inside-only cats.
It's easy to protect your cat. Revolution for cats is a once a month topical
product that protects your cat from fleas, heartworms, ear mites, hookworm
(Anycylostoma tubaeforme) and roundworm (Toxocara cati ). All of the cats
on this page are protected by Revolution. Help protect you cats, start them
on Revolution today!
Adapted from KnowHeartWorms.org.
At Roanoke Animal Hospital we all love our dogs but they usually
get most of the attention. So we thought it would be nice to have
a page just for cats. A little cat health information (see the bottom
of the page) and a lot of cat photos. So, without further ado, here
are a few photos of our staff's cats (at least the one's they could
get photos of) and a few patients as well.
If you would like to send a photo to add to this page, please email
them to LBird@RoanokeAnimalHospital.com and we'll get them
added. Until then, enjoy!
A Tribute to Cats
|513 Byron Nelson Blvd, Roanoke, TX 76262
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