Locations

Dyas

2 Dyas Road
Kingstanding
Birmingham
B44 8SF

Tel: 0121 377 7215
Fax: 0121 373 1438

dyas@valuevets.com

Kings Heath

304 Vicarage Road
Kings Heath
Birmingham
B14 7NH

Tel: 0121 444 4154
Fax: 0121 444 8955

kingsheath@valuevets.com

Lazy Hill

21 Anchor Road
Aldridge
West Midlands
WS9 8PT

Tel: 01922 456 236
Fax: 01922 744 383

lazyhill@valuevets.com

New Hall

215A Walmley Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B76 2PP

Tel: 0121 313 1919
Fax: 0121 313 1315

newhall@valuevets.com

Stone Cross

261 Walsall Road
Stone Cross
West Bromwich
B71 3HR

Tel: 0121 588 6451
Fax: 0121 567 5001

stonecross@valuevets.com

Sutton Park

343A Jockey Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
B73 5XD

Tel: 0121 354 4949
Fax: 0121 355 6202

suttonpark@valuevets.com

Valley

11a Bowstoke Road
Great Barr
Birmingham
B43 5EB

Tel: 0121 357 4600
Fax: 0121 358 4630

valley@valuevets.com

West Bromwich

130 Lodge Road
West Bromwich
West Midlands
B70 8PL

Tel: 0121 553 0070
Fax: 0121 553 1330

westbromwich@valuevets.com

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Lungworm infection in dogs is spreading across the UK and leads to a disease called Angiostrongylosis and it can be fatal.

The lungworm parasite spends part of its lifecycle in slugs, snails and even frogs. The danger to dogs arises when small slugs or snails are either purposefully or accidentally eaten while rummaging through undergrowth, eating grass, or taken up when drinking from puddles or an outdoor water bowl.

It has a wide range of symptoms which can make it difficult to diagnose.

Symptoms

  • Coughing
  • Reluctance to exercise
  • Depression
  • Weight loss
  • Fits
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Weakness and paralysis
  • Persistent bleeding from minor cuts

A small percentage of dogs are hidden carriers and show no symptoms at all

Owners who notice any of these symptoms, or whose dogs might eat slugs or snails should contact us for an immediate consultation. The sooner the disease is spotted, the easier it is to treat and the more likely the dog will go on to make a full recovery.

Treatment

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The disease is not treated using conventional worming tablets, but a prescription-only spot-on product is used which can be obtained from one of our clinics.

This treatment controls other worms, fleas and mites, meaning you can treat lungworm and a number of common parasites all at the same time.