In advanced cases of heartworm disease a dog may be required to go under surgical removal. In cats this high risk surgery has only been successful once in veterinary history.
Posted by on 7/12/2018 to Pet Care
Heartworm is a disease that arises through parasitic infestation of Dirofilaria immitis. The dog is the primary host although it can infect cats too and under very rare circumstances even humans. The disease is spread from host to host through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The heartworm inhabits the pulmonary arterial system and the heart of its host. Health problems that arise include damage to the lung vessels and tissues. In serious infections death typically results from congestive heart failure.