Cat Owners Urged To Protect Against Worms
As seasons shift and spring's warmer weather brings beautiful blooming flowers, it also brings the increased risk of infection of worms, such as heartworms, hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms, that harm pets year-round. While many dog owners are aware of the risks, U.S. cat lovers may not realize protection against heartworms and other parasites in their feline friends is just as important. According to a recent survey by the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association (APPMA), more than a third of the 90 million cats in the U.S. have not seen a veterinarian in the past year. The statistic is staggering considering consumers need to be aware of the simple steps available to protect felines from common, year-round, and potentially deadly parasites like heartworms.