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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Did you know that heartworm is a disease you can prevent your pet from having? Heartworms are a constant threat to your animal, which is why our hospital recommends heartworm screening and prevention for your pet. The most common signs of heartworm disease in cats are coughing, vomiting, breathing difficulties, weight loss and lethargy and are often mistaken for other conditions such as asthma, pneumonia and digestive problems. In fact, the most common clinical signs of heartworm disease in cats actually resemble bronchial asthma. The only way to know for sure is to have us examine and test your pet. This pre-emptive approach can spare your pet the pain of this often fatal disease.