Heartworm disease is well recognized in dogs and people know it is a risk. Most cat owners do not understand what a threat it is. Veterinarians in Kokomo see cats in crisis regularly, and worse we know many sudden death cases are from heartworms. At Jefferson Road Animal Hospital we try to educate our cat owners and discuss prevention at their visits. The great thing is that there are combination heartworm/flea products that cost little more than flea products alone.
The most important transmission months for Kokomo is June through October, but the American Heartworm Society recommends year round. Go to http://www.dvm360.com/felineheartwormhandout to learn more