Kerry, when I was MUCH younger, vets would tell you that cats couldn't get heartworms...but I have seen for myself that it is possible. I have not used Revolution, but the spay/neuter clinic routinely uses it for every animal they put under for sedation.
I do keep my cats on Frontline and Advantage...wouldn't that kill any mosquito borne parasite as well? Curious kittens are....curious..... Debbie (COL) "The time is always right to do what is right" - Martin Luther King > Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 09:41:21 -0700 > From: kerrymacken...@ymail.com > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm? > > Dear all, > Just received this from my vet's clinic. My first instinct is nooooo, but I > would welcome your thoughts on the necessity for "all-year-round Revolution"? > Thanks! > Kerry M. > > Feline Heartworm Update: > > > > > Dear Pet Owner, > April 2009 > > A new study from Auburn University has indicated that heartworm disease in > cats is a far bigger issue than previously thought. Cats can get heartworm > infection through the simple bite of an infected mosquito. Studies have > shown: Indoor cats are just as susceptible to infection when mosquitoes enter > our home. > > Once bitten, immature heartworms are transmitted and the heartworm lifecycle > begins. The larval worms then start their journey through the body, > ultimately affecting the heart, blood vessels and lungs. > > A cat's body is designed to respond and kill foreign invaders, including > heartworm larvae before they develop into adults. As the cat's body > responds, the intense inflammatory reaction causes severe damage to the lung > tissue. This disease state is clinically recognized as Heartworm Associated > Respiratory Disease or H.A.R.D. Once this damage to the lung tissue occurs, > it is not reversible and there is no treatment to remove the adult heartworms > from a cat. > > With this new information we are now recommending ALL CATS be put on > Revolution year round. Revolution is a broad spectrum parasiticide that in > addition to preventing heartworm also prevents intestinal parasites, ear > mites and fleas. > > Please contact us if you would like to discuss prevention for your cat. > > Sincerely, > > The Doctors and Staff at Roscoe Village Animal Hospital > > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _________________________________________________________________ Show them the way! Add maps and directions to your party invites. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowslive/products/events.aspx _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org