Feline Heartworm Disease

Learn More About Feline Heartworm Disease

7 Deadly Truths about Heartworm Disease in Cats 

The 5 Myths about Feline Heartworm Disease Video

Heartworm disease is increasing across North America for two major reasons:

  • Hurricane Katrina caused nationwide movement of thousands of adopted pets infected with heartworm.
  • White Nose Disease is a fungal disease that  has killed millions of bats--mosquitoes are a main food source for bats.

Interesting Facts About Mosquitoes

  • Only female mosquitoes bite. 
  • Mosquitoes are attracted by movement, body odor, lactic acid and carbon dioxide. They especially love stinky feet! 
  • Mosquitoes prefer smaller targets such as cats due to increased body heat (infrared light) compared to larger targets such as dogs and people. 
  • You’re more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas. 
  • Mosquito activity increases 500x during a full moon. 
  • The average life span of a female mosquito is up to 100 days. The male lives 10 to 20 days. 
  • Female mosquitoes can live 30 days in extreme cold weather. 

CPAH Best Products 

Each year, we choose the most effective and economical prevention for your cat.  "CPAH Best Product" prices are lower than retailers and online pet pharmacies. We offer free doses that are not available online or in retail stores.

Revolution® is the best preventative for feline heartworm. It's a topical gel that protects against feline heartworm, intestinal parasites and fleas for 30 days. Buy 6 doses, get 2 free. But 12 doses, get 3 doses free.

Revolution® should be applied year-round--mosquitoes live 30 days in cold weather--Kansas winters have “warm breaks” throughout the winter.

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