‘French Heartworm’ found in Scotland

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    Anonymous
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    #82126
    Sweetypye
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    Cannot see why this is news, it has been in the UK for some considerable time, although perhaps not as far north as kilt country.

    #82127
    GSPmad
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    ditto SP – has been around for ages, in the midlands for at least 3yrs – unless it’s just in scottish news because it hasn’t been there before so people oop north get informed about it. 🙂

    #82128
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    It’s all well & good the vets telling people what sypmtoms to look out for AFTER they get infected, but how do we actually prevent our dogs getting it in the first place? Slugs & snails are absolutely everywhere so you can’t exactly avoid them.  :-\

    #82129
    GSPmad
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    only way i know of is regular use of chemical wormers.  :-\  might be some other way?  ???

    i wonder if you could teach your dog to ‘leave’ all slugs and snails with training? and that’s something i wouldn’t know the answer to cos i can’t train for tuppence.  😀

    #82130
    *Nick*
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    Honey dont eat snails or slugs – smack her pretty backside if she even thought of it  😮

    #82132
    GSPmad
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    [quote author=*Nick* link=topic=11953.msg229078#msg229078 date=1215466346]
    This thread may help.

    https://www.dogclub.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=11406.msg214913;topicseen#msg214913

    [/quote]

    that’s the dirofilaria nick though, this is the angiostrongylus.  🙂 unless there was stuff about angiostrongylus further down – sorry, can’t remember.  :-*

    though have just had a thought – regular faecal tests to look for larvae might be a way of monitoring to make sure your dog is clear?

    and smack the diva’s bottom?!  😮 😮 😮

    #82133
    xtine
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    [quote author=GSPmad link=topic=11953.msg229084#msg229084 date=1215467455]

    and smack the diva’s bottom?!  😮 😮 😮
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    ;D Yesplease  ;D Fritz

    #82134
    GSPmad
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    [quote author=xtine link=topic=11953.msg229085#msg229085 date=1215467507]
    [quote author=GSPmad link=topic=11953.msg229084#msg229084 date=1215467455]

    and smack the diva’s bottom?!  😮 😮 😮
    [/quote]
    ;D Yesplease  ;D Fritz

    [/quote]

    :-X :-X :-X 😮

    dorain and duibh have been sent to bed as it is obviously past the 9 o’clock watershed.  😀

    #82135
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    [quote author=Sweetypye link=topic=11953.msg229000#msg229000 date=1215456693]
    Cannot see why this is news, it has been in the UK for some considerable time, although perhaps not as far north as kilt country.
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    Well it was news to me I hadnt heard of it before, pardon me for thinking others hadnt either

    #82136

    [quote author=xtine link=topic=11953.msg229085#msg229085 date=1215467507]
    [quote author=GSPmad link=topic=11953.msg229084#msg229084 date=1215467455]

    and smack the diva’s bottom?!  😮 😮 😮
    [/quote]
    ;D Yesplease  ;D Fritz

    [/quote]

    behave  😮  😀

    #82137

    i hadn’t heard of this either and as i am up north i’m glad it was posted  🙂 thanks  :-*  p.s. beau eats alot of grass and plant life when in the mood so would be susceptible from that angle.

    #82138
    GSPmad
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    and someone else obviously wants to know about it – a guest is printing it.  😀

    #82139
    travis
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    Travis had heartworm at a young age,our vet told me I was over protective ,according to the vet he had KC,thank goodness I saw another vet over the weekend and he was diagnosed with heartworm,it took him quite a while to get back to his normal self

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