What do you do? I'm the Web Managing Editor for VPI Pet Insurance's online pet "magazine." I write and edit articles about daily life with pets, including health, safety, travel, exercise and random subjects such as finding the best pet bed or pooper scooper.
Names: Tucker, Triscuit and Bailey Breed: Terrier, terrier cross and Bearded Collie Flew From: New York to Phoenix Carry-On Item: Marrow bones to enjoy once they landed--a nice treat after a long flight.
Cats are not the preferred target of most mosquitoes or the preferred host for the heartworms. They appear to have a natural resistance to infection and can live with very low worm burdens without ever showing any related clinical signs. Cats tend to have fewer worms than dogs, and the worms are more short-lived, as compared to dogs.5