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Five Myths & Misunderstandings

How does it affect my cat?

The name "heartworm disease" is a misnomer, as the disease mostly affects the lungs and not just the heart. Signs are often mistaken for feline asthma, allergic bronchitis or other respiratory diseases.

Heartworm x-ray

In the x-ray, the cats lungs appear congested as a result of heartworm infection.

X-ray image courtesy of Dr. Ray Dillon, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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