Heartworm is an internal parasite that invades the heart of both dogs and cats. It is spread by mosquitoes and is better known for causing serious disease in dogs. Heartworm has been found to infect cats but the ability to cause disease in cats is not fully understood. Heartworm can be prevented through monthly top spots such as Revolution and Advocate. Heartworm is not common in the Bega region but becomes increasingly present as you travel north along the coast.
There are a number of ways of preventing heartworm including monthly tablets, monthly topspot formulations and a yearly injection. Please talk to our staff for more information.