Heartworm and Cats
I recently received a newsletter from my vet which discussed heartworm in cats. I have never in my life treated cats for heartworm, but according to this newsletter, heartworm in cats is a newly recognized problem. The letter was quite serious, and recommended that cats get preventative heartworm treatment the way dogs do, even for indoor cats. I am unsure if this is just a scare tactic by pharmaceutical companies selling heartworm prevention who want to increase sales, or whether I should take this advice. My vet has always been a "holistic" style vet, one of the first I knew to recommend against annual vaccinations, and interested in alternative medicines. So I was surprised he was sending out this newsletter. What do you think?