duh....I meant to say "under sedation for surgery"....geez, what a maroon...

Debbie (COL)
"The time is always right to do what is right" -  Martin Luther King


 
> From: dlh1...@hotmail.com
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2009 22:31:16 +0500
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Feline Heartworm?
> 
> 
> 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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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