Snails and slugs carry the larval stage of lungworm or Angiostrongylus Vascrum. Dogs that eat or play with slugs or snails are at risk. Once ingested the larvae travel to the heart and develop into adult worms.
Here they lay eggs which migrate into the airways of the lungs.
Evidence of lungworm in your dog can be difficult to spot as it can vary from a cough, lethargy, bruising easily, and in some cases fits.
Prevention of lungworm is easy. We can offer tablets or spot on treatments. Our staff can advise on these products if you are concerned.