Ask Dr. Richards

June 2014 Issue

Ask Dr. Richards: June 2014

Should She Give Her Cats A Heartworm Preventive?

Q I live in southern Pennsylvania, and I have two domestic indoor/outdoor shorthaired cats, one 3-year-old male and one 7-year-old female. I have never given them heartworm preventive because I thought that cats do not get heartworm, but a friend recently told me that this is not true. Do I need to be worried about my kitties getting heartworm, and should they be on preventive medicine for this?

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