Perhaps you can help us...our cat was recently diagnosed with the antigens for heartworm but not the disease, as of this time.I wonder if there is anything that can be done to boost his immune system to not get heartworm? Also, since we live in SW Florida, should both of my cats be on Heartworm medicine? I take them to the vet regularly (up North however) and was never told to do so. Also, is heartworm medicine useful in cats with positive antigens for heartworm? Is there any side effects or risk for the cat from the preventative med.? Please w/b soon.....thanks very much.
Yes, I would place cats on heartworm medication esp. in the south. The southern states see more heartworm in cats then up north. It is very rare up north. I would not place the positive cat on the preventative until treated. Mildly infected cats are expected to naturally clear infection within 1 1/2 years. You should talk to your vet in Fla about this. He/she probably has more experience with this then vets up north. vetcare