Feline Heartworm Disease: Why You Should be Screening For It

(Appeared in Veterinary Economics)

You may be surprised to find the incidence of this often-fatal disease is higher than you think—even in your practice.

“You won’t find it if you’re not looking for it.” That’s what Dr. Robert Stannard, owner of Adobe Pet Hospital in Livermore, Calif., and secretary-treasurer for the American Heartworm Society, tells veterinarians when he’s asked about feline heartworm disease.