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Monday, June 25, 2007

FYI: Feline Heartworm

Because knowledge of feline health is important, I'm reprinting the content ... in its original form ... of the email that I received today:

KNOW Heartworms ... The campaign to eradicate heartworm disease in felines efurrywhere!

Dear Daisymae Maus and family,

After seeing your blog, I wanted to let you know about some online cat resources. I am working on a campaign called KNOW Heartworms, sponsored by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the American Heartworm Society. Most people know about the danger of heartworms to dogs, and this campaign is trying to raise awareness of the danger of heartworms to cats. Studies have shown that while 59 percent of dog owners use a heartworm preventive, less than 5 percent of cat owners do, even though cats are at risk any time that dogs are. When a cat does get heartworm, it is difficult to diagnose and treat.

This is a non-profit campaign. I hope you find this information useful and may even consider posting something on this topic. If you'd like more information, please visit, or feel free to contact me. Further cat health information is also available on, which is updated frequently.

Best Regards,

Emily Carpenter
Assistant Account Executive
Germinder & Associates, Inc.
6201 Brookside Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64113
816-822-0192 x 34
816-822-0610 Fax

Visit our Web sites, Germinder, Cat Wellness, and KNOW Heartworms


Chairman Mao said...

Thanks fur posting that, DaisyMae! That's furry important info about alla uskitties.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Wow, Mommy didn't know that and she's glad that you shared it. I just wonder does this mean I get more icky pills?

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

thank you! we're gonna check that out right now. the Lady's also got a question about feline health she wants to research and was wondering where to go - great timing!