Lungworm – Be Aware!

Last week one of our little guest, Tyson got taken ill. At first the vet thought it might be lungworm, as he was bleeding from his nose, and extensive bleeding can be a sign of lungworm.
Lungworm is serious a condition that can be fatal to dogs.
They get it by eating snails, slugs and frogs. Lungworm larvae grow inside the dog’s body and cause all sorts of problems.
Symptoms include coughing, breathing problem, reluctance to exercise and excessive bleeding. If you notice any of those signs in your dog, it is extremely important to get them checked by the vet.
The good news is that it can be easily prevented by treating your dog regularly with a good flea treatment, such as Advocate. But do check with your vet on the best prevention for your dog.
Cases in this area are on the rise, so make sure you take the necessary precautions and be vigilant whilst walking your dog.
Thanks God, Tyson only had a small infection and made a full recovery!

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