VETS are urging dog owners to be aware of the increased threat of lungworm
in pets in autumn.
Up to 50% of foxes are infected with lungworm
, whose larvae can be found in the bodies and slime of slugs and snails.
is common in some areas of the UK but is often easily diagnosed.
, or a new species of roundworm identified by Lawrence A.
The rat lungworm
, Angiostrongylus (Parastrongylus) cantonensis, causes eosinophilic meningitis in humans (4) and various disease manifestations (meningoencephalitis, neurologic disorders) in atypical host species, including wildlife and captive animals (5).
Despite being a healthy weight, the pup had a cough and was found to have lungworm
so had to be transported to Scotland for further care.
The reality show queens looked in great condition at the iconic canine bash in Birmingham where they were supporting a campaign to get canine-owners toto get canine-owners to Be Lungworm
They are currently helping several hedgehogs with lungworm
From sunstroke to skin allergies, grass seeds in paws, upset stomachs and lungworm
, the number of pets needing treatment rises with the temperature.
I'm worried that he will catch lungworm
because when he comes back in from the garden sometimes he has small slugs attached to the fur on his legs.
To protect your dog from lungworm
, speak to your vet or join the pledge at www.
The actress and talent show judge was at the world famous dog show in Birmingham to support the Act on Lungworm
Campaign and, despite being dressed up to the nines, the dog-loving star had no qualms about cuddling up to some of the cute canines in attendance, including this gorgeous police dog puppy.