Lungworm has only become a recognised problem in the UK within the last 10 - 15 years.
The lungworm parasite spends part of its lifecycle in slugs, snails or even frogs. The danger to dogs arises when small slugs or snails are either purposefully or accidentally eaten.
You might notice coughing, reluctance to exercise, depression, weight loss, fits, vomiting, diarrhoea, weakness and paralysis, or persistent bleeding from minor cuts.
The disease is not treated by using conventional worming tablets every 3 months, or even every month.
However, treatment is relatively simple and a prescription-only spot-on product can be obtained from any of our branches.
This treatment also controls other worms, fleas and mites, which means you can address lungworm and a number of common parasites in one application.