HOW ARE HEARTWORMS TREATED?
Heartworm infestation in dogs is treatable, although the treatment process is relatively complicated and expensive, and typically involves hospitalization and a recovery period. Sadly, there is no approved heartworm treatment for cats, as the treatment typically used for dogs is far more damaging and dangerous for cats. Fortunately, cats are naturally much more resistant to heartworms in the first place, and a cat's system may likely fight off heartworms on its own. Because heartworm treatment is difficult or impossible, prevention is crucial. Consult your vet about options for medicine to prevent heartworm infestations.