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What you need to know about heartworm disease in cats with Dr. Tom Nelson | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

What you need to know about heartworm disease in cats with Dr. Tom Nelson | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

FromVETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts


What you need to know about heartworm disease in cats with Dr. Tom Nelson | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

FromVETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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Length:
23 minutes
Released:
Apr 12, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

In today's VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, we discuss you need to know about heartworm disease in cats. We know cats contract heartworms just like dogs, through the bite of an infected mosquito. We know that heartworms can be deadly in cats. And that heartworm preventives are highly effective in preventing disease. Yet there are many differences and much that veterinarians simply don't know about heartworm disease in cats. Today, our guest is Dr. Tom Nelson, who is Medical Director of the Animal Medical Centers of Northeast Alabama in Anniston, Alabama, and Research Chair on the board of directors for the American Heartworm Society. Tune in to learn how heartworm disease itself is a very different disease in cats versus dogs, and why the American Heartworm Society recommend that ALL cats be protected from heartworms even if they live indoors? Learn when and how cats should be tested, and what the AHS guidelines say about treatment of adult heartworms in infected cats.
Released:
Apr 12, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode