Just one adult heartworm can be deadly if a cat experiences an allergic reaction.
When adult heartworms die, they release toxins into the cat's bloodstream which cause lung damage, leading to respiratory problems or sudden death.
Some cats survive with heartworms in their system only if they do not experience an allergic reaction.
The larval is carried by mosquitos and transmitted to cats and dogs when the mosquito bites.
Unfortunately, indoor cats can get bitten by mosquitos.
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