Heartworms, which are spread by mosquitoes, can cause serious health complications in pets. Although heartworms are more commonly diagnosed in dogs, cats are also at risk for this disease.
Megan Arroyo, a veterinary student at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explained how heartworms can harm our feline friends.
“The adult worms like to live in the right side of the heart and in the pulmonary artery, which is the blood vessel that supplies blood to the lungs,” Arroyo said. “Adult heartworms can cause chronic inflammation that can cause permanent changes to the heart, and even heart failure.” READ MORE