Re: Heartworm preventative?
- Hi Susan,
To the best of my knowledge, heartworm is almost completely unknown
in cats. Here in Australia, there have been a few cases (tropical
climates lend themselves to heartworm). I wouldn't think it would be
a problem in Ohio, though. Especially in cats.
I use revolution on my kitties, except now that Piglet's been
diagnosed with RCM, I've stopped temporarily. None of my kitties has
a bad reaction to it, though.
Sarah & Piglet the Buddha-belly Boy with RCM
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Susan <somnamblst@y...> wrote:
> Are anyone's cats om heartworm preventative?
> Only one vet has ever tried to sell it to me in the
> form of Revolution and it was definitely one of those
> vet practices where you got the impression they were
> all about the bottom line. I only used it for two
> months on Rudy because he had like a 30 minute panic
> attack immediately after receiving his 2nd monthly
> dose. I realize part of the answer is dependent on
> geography. I am in Southwest OH.
> Below is a Clarke Atkins article on heartworm:
> Feline Heartworm Disease: What's Different
> Clarke Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology,
> Internal Medicine)
> North Carolina State University
> Rudy: Male DSH brown tabby, feral mom, diagnosed 09-2002 at 19
months of age with idiopathic HCM: grade 2 murmur, hyperkinetic
heart, borderline normal thickening, considered asymptomatic, 12.5 mg
Atenolol 1x day, 1/2 baby aspirin 2x week administered via pilling
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