- Christine Tonkin
Heartwormers For Cats and Kittens
The heartworm is a parasite which lives as an adult in the interior of a cat's heart.
The adults are slender and may be as long as 35cm.
The disease is spread by mosquitoes.
As their numbers of worms build up the heart is affected badly, resulting in a chronic cough, a stomach cavity full of fluid, fatigue, weight loss, laboured breathing and eventually death.
Your cat can be protected against heartworm by tablets, palatable blocks or topical treatments given monthly.