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  • #61531
    *Lassie*
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    http://www.ourdogs.co.uk/.  Look under the “News” section.
    Didn’t think we had it in this country 😮

    #81042
    Anonymous
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    MMmm I diagnosed this for somone on this board also did an article on it
    Val

    [quote author=lassiemad link=topic=9227.msg167417#msg167417 date=1188416165]
    http://www.ourdogs.co.uk/.  Look under the “News” section.
    Didn’t think we had it in this country 😮
    [/quote]

    #81043
    *Nat*
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    #81044
    *Lassie*
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    #81045
    Anonymous
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    I’t one but the post I was thinking of was a dog with a cough that was not kennel cough that had pale gums, I said Lungworm or Heartworm and the vet agreed  ;D
    The board elf has possible eaten it, it was a while ago
    Val

    #81046
    *Nat*
    Member

    Is there any prevention for this type of worm  ???

    #81047
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Nope  :'(

    [quote author=Balmy Bali link=topic=9227.msg167472#msg167472 date=1188421783]
    Is there any prevention for this type of worm  ???
    [/quote]

    #81048
    travis
    Member

    Was it my post Val,Travis had heartworm as a youngster,our vet was useless kept telling me he had KC but he was really unwell,Paul had gone away for the weekend ,Travis had been to the vet on the Friday and the vet told me I was overreacting,on the Saturday he was really ill,I didn’t have enough money here to take him to the vet,my dad is an OAP so on benefits so (I know I shouldn’t have)took him to the PDSA they diagnosed heartworm he was quite poorly for quite a while.Just been on another forum where member’s were quite amused their dogs were eating slugs and snails,thats where the vet thought Travis had picked this disease up from,he also told me some parts of the country are worse than others for lung and heartworm Wales being one of them needless to say we changed our vet

    #81049
    Gracie
    Member

    oooo didnt know dogs could get it from slugs and snails, Graice chews them but doesnt eat them must put a stop to that then

    #81050
    travis
    Member

    My 3 girls know if they see any slugs and snails to bring them straight to me,usually works out well until yesterday when Niamh came inside with a slug stuck in her hair >:D

    #81051
    Sweetypye
    Member

    Lungworm has always been in the UK, and is more prevalent in certain areas of the UK.

    Panacur is the wormer of choice for this issue.  Vets will often do a lavage of the lungs and x ray to diagnose.

    Heartworm is not endemic in the UK.

    Slugs and snails are vectors of lungworm.

    #81052
    #81053
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Well found Foxie  ;D :-* Thanks

    [quote author=Foxisle_crazy link=topic=9227.msg168144#msg168144 date=1188735073]
    Think it was this one https://www.dogclub.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6769.0.html
    [/quote]

    #81054
    travis
    Member

    My friend rang me today ,she wants some advice ,she has a 10 year old entire male Staffi always been in fab condition,no health problems,he has been diagnosed with Lungworm been given 7 days Cephalexin antibiotics and 10 days Panacur,she is really worried her dog is her life ,just wondering if there is anything else she can do to help her boy

    #81055
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Panacur is the right treatment for lungworm the Cephalexin is just to be safe
    Hope he is OK all the dogs I have known with it have made a full recovery
    Val

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