Can cats get heartworm disease?
Yes, while less commonly than in dogs, cats can get heartworm disease. Feline heartworm disease is more difficult to diagnose than dogs and is most likely under recognized. The two most common symptoms of feline heartworm disease are cough/asthma like symptoms and sudden death. Unlike dogs, there is no treatment for a cat infected with heartworm disease. Fortunately there are monthly heartworm preventatives available for cats as well as dogs.