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Question from Jonnie Hickson

I have just recently adoped a male stray cat oskar. He will be a indoor-outdoor cat. I live in a climate were I have all 4 seasons. I also have an only indoor cat and two small dogs. My indoor cat and dogs are treated with Frontplus during flea season. My dogs are also treared with Interceptor all year around. Should I treat oskar with something like Revolution all year around to be safe? My indoor cat should I use heartworm protection on her since they will be sharing litterboxes?

Our Vet Says:

If you treat the cat with Revolution, it will be well protected all the time. If they use the same litter boxes it is not possible to take heartworm medication. The vector for heartworms is mosquito. The mosquito needs to bites the pets which have heartworms and after that needs to bite other pets which then get infected with heartworm (Dilofilaria immitis) If you live in the heartworm region, it is indicated to have good protection for your pets. If the cat (indoor or outdoor) is bitten by mosquitos, they may get infected with heartworms, if the mosquito is infected and if the pets are not protected.
My advice is to protect all your pets if they are at risk for heartworms. It is best to consult your vet on this because he/she know better if the risk is low or high.


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