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Heartworms kill cats. The adult worms live in the heart and lungs, but the larvae can travel throughout the body causing damage wherever they go. Heartworms are transmitted through mosquito bites, and since any cat can be bitten by a mosquito, all could benefit from being on heartworm prevention.
Thankfully, many safe and effective products are now available, but determining which one is right for your cat takes a little research. All of the following products in the table below need to be given monthly to provide the best protection against heartworm disease.
Spot on products are topical products that you administer by placing a small amount of liquid on your pet's skin. Products like Advantage Multi and Revolution also offer protect against fleas, ear mites, and some intestinal worms in cats.
Oral heartworm medications are designed to be flavored almost like treats so picky cats will eat them when they're offered. Heartgard kills immature heartworms and treat several types of intestinal parasites as well.