Did you know, that the lungworm parasite is carried by slugs and snails?
When dogs rummage through the undergrowth, drink from puddles, eat grass or generally sniff around outside they can end up eating small slugs or snails either accidentally or on purpose.
Once a dog is infected with lungworm it can suffer from serious health problems which can be fatal if left untreated.
Lungworm infections can cause a number of different signs including:
· Breathing problems
· Poor blood clotting
· General signs of being unwell like weight loss, sickness and a poor appetite
· Depression and tiredness
If you are worried that your puppy might pick up a Lungworm infection or that they have already picked up an infection, our vets can prescribe a regular spot-on treatment which is applied to the back of your dog’s neck. By applying this spot-on on a monthly basis, you can prevent your puppy from getting an established Lungworm infection.