Can Dogs and Cats get West Nile Virus?


As a matter of fact, they can, but for most of our four legged friends, West Nile Virus is not a serious issue.  For horses, it is dangerous, and the FDA has recently approved a vaccination for them, but if your dog or cat is bitten by a mosquito, they are in far more danger of developing heartworm disease than the West Nile Virus.  I cannot stress enough the importance of protecting your pets with annual exams and monthly heartworm prevention.  West Nile Virus is a serious matter and we should all use every method available to protect ourselves.  For our four legged friends, Heartworm Disease is just as dangerous, and they deserve protection as well.  If you have not done so already, please take your cat or dog for a heartworm test and get them on preventive medicine.  They give us unconditional love.  They deserve our protection.


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