LIVE: Canine and Feline Heartworm DiseaseBy Speaker: Dr. Wendy Mandese • Published: January 11th, 2014
Category: Animal Airwaves
Heartworm disease in both dogs and cats is a serious and potentially fatal condition that damages the heart, lungs and related blood vessels. Although heartworm disease is almost 100 percent preventable, many dogs and cats are still diagnosed with it each year. Once the disease develops, it can be difficult and expensive to treat, so prevention is key. Dr. Wendy Mandese of UF’s Primary Care and Dentistry Service will discuss how you can keep your pet heart-healthy, and why consistent administration of heartworm preventive medication, along with regular visits to your veterinarian, is so important.