That’s right—even in winter, heartworm is a dangerous problem for both dogs and cats. According to the American Heartworm Society, the incidence of heartworm across the country is up, and Texas remains one of the states with a higher than an average number of reported cases.
As you may already know, heartworm is spread by mosquito bites, and it only takes one bite to infect a dog. Sadly, many animals don’t show symptoms until the disease is advanced, if at all. While there is treatment for canines, there is currently no real cure for cats.
As always, the best treatment is prevention! Monthly oral or topical heartworm preventative medication year-round is your pet’s best defense. We have many different types available and we can help you decide which one is best for your pet.