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jax@talktalk
MURPHY YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.......YOU HAVE A LOVELY PLACE TO LIVE..... I AM SORRY TO WRITE ON A MORE SERIOUS TOPIC sad.gif THREE WEEKS AGO I LOST MY BEST FRIEND, A LAB X SPANIEL CALLED DOOFUS...HE LOVED TO RUN IN THE MOUNTAINS AND SWIM THE RIVERS,BUT UNFORTUNATLY HE DIED OF LUNGWORM!!! LUNGWORM IS CARRIED BY SLUGS AND SNAILS, AND WITH GLOBAL WARMING THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN EVER......PLEASE EVERYONE ASK YOUR VETS FOR ''ADVOCATE''...THIS IS A PREVENTION TO LUNG WORM. THE SLUGS ARE IN THE GRASS! ALL DOGS EAT GRASS! DOOFY WAS ONLY 8 YRS OLD TREATED WITH STRONGHOLD AND A VERY HEALTHY BOY, LOSING HIM HAS LEFT A HUGE WHOLE IN MY LIFE......THANKYOU FOR READING THIS....XXX JAX
Broody
So sorry to hear of your loss.... hug.gif

Lung worm is one thing that really worries me.
Louisebt
Sweet dreams beautiful, run free at the bridge wub.gif

Such a tragic thing to happen, I knwo in South Wales were being warned about both lungworm and parvo at the moment, i've just treated my 2 older dogs and my new comer has come from rescue with a warning to treat, his wormer is here he's being done tomorrow as he had his 2nd vaccination yesterday
stella123
QUOTE(Louisebt @ 12th Aug 2008, 12:14 pm) *

Sweet dreams beautiful, run free at the bridge wub.gif

Such a tragic thing to happen, I knwo in South Wales were being warned about both lungworm and parvo at the moment, i've just treated my 2 older dogs and my new comer has come from rescue with a warning to treat, his wormer is here he's being done tomorrow as he had his 2nd vaccination yesterday


Jax (my mum) is from South Wales where I think the problem is hitting hard. I visited my vet on the weekend in Cardiff and they had a leaflet on display and he was not aware there is a problem. My mum is going to send some posters. There needs to be more education on the subject as it is taking various dogs in my mum's area. Run free Doofy baby wub.gif angel.gif
jax@talktalk
wub.gif Hi Donna mum here......Please stop worrying Murdi Baby will be fine!!!! Bath with salt water and maybe not too much fuss rolleyes.gif as he will feel somethings wrong... Luv u..xxx
Broody
QUOTE(stella123 @ 12th Aug 2008, 12:20 pm) *

Jax (my mum) is from South Wales where I think the problem is hitting hard. I visited my vet on the weekend in Cardiff and they had a leaflet on display and he was not aware there is a problem. My mum is going to send some posters. There needs to be more education on the subject as it is taking various dogs in my mum's area. Run free Doofy baby wub.gif angel.gif



When you say South Wales, is it all over South Wales or am I just being stoopid ??

I am in Cardiff, so should I be getting my dog treated as a precaution ??

If yes, then I will let all my friends know, as we all have dogs.

Thanks for the warning...
suzeanna
I live in Derbyshire...but when I told my vet my little cav had a habit of carrying snails around and then eating them, he said dont take her to Wales, then, and even here to make sure she's wormed regularly with Milbemax...I think there was quite a long thread about lungworm on here some while ago, and one particular breed line of collies can't have Milbemax ..but I can't remember why not! err.gif He did say its a big problem and if the climate changes it could get worse, with it spreading round the country instead of being mainly in the west country and Wales.

So sorry about your dog, Jax sad.gif
Pam13
I think there was something in our local paper recently about their being a case of Lungworm in Edinburgh so it seems to be spreading further north.

TBH I think we all will have to be careful. I know we're trying to stop our dogs eating grass but its just not really possible as they grab a sly gob full as they pass! wink.gif
stella123
My mum is in the Swansea Valley so 50 miles from Cardiff. Not that far though at all.

I am in Cardiff (Rhiwbina) and will be getting both my dogs treated on the weekend. It really isn't worth the risk
Akitas
We had some cases down in Surrey/East Sussex area last summer. I'm not sure about this year but I worm mine for lungworm in the late summer anyway as a precaution .... a 7 day course of 1/2 dosage of panacur should deal with lungworm and isn't associated with the same problem as milbemax.
Louisebt
Milbemax is what Eddie had in the rescue before coming to me, they recommended a double dose of Panacur which i have here ready for tomorrow.
Stella, I'm in Bridgend so between you and mum but pup came from Llanelli and I know its rife down that way too sad.gif
pbr
Hi
does anyone know if Drontal is effective against lungworm please?
Louisebt
Drontal info here... smile.gif

http://www.wormers-direct.co.uk/drontalcatdogwormers.html says round and tapeworm hmmm unless I've missed something?
Louisebt
Here you go more info, i googled lungworm and got this..

http://www.hyperdrug.co.uk/Dog-Wormer-faq/products/119/


Home > Canine Chemists > Wormers > Dog Wormer faq

Dogs and Puppies

Panacur puppy and kitten paste, Drontal Suspension and Panacur Liquid are all suitable for worming puppies. Is round worm infection dangerous to puppies Once the pups are born the larvae migrate through the liver and lungs to reach the small intestine Migrationin the lungs may produce a parasitic pneumonia whilst in the intestine worms may cause diarrhoea and vomiting leading to poor weight gain and stunted growth

SO Drontal does work?.. the above paste os from the link in this post
jax@talktalk
Hello Jax here.... No drontal does not protect from lungworm!!!!!! You need ''ADVOCATE'' For total protection....xx
wylie
Thanks for taking time to post such a hard post. I am changing to advocate at next treatment anyway so you have confirmed my choice.
Sorry for your loss sad.gif
Muddikins
Thank you for thinking of others when things must be so tough for you.
I knew nothing of lungworms before your post and because i am now wiser you have reduced the risk of the same thing happening to Jackthedog, hug.gif
jennie_71
My 9 yr old lurcher boy Monty has just returned from the vets (we've only just adopted him a week ago), and he very ill. His left atrium is quite enlarged, and his lungs are showing signs of calcification. Vet suspects long standing lung worm (french heartworm) infestation may be at the root of these ailments sad.gif
He is now on a 7 day course of Panacur for the lungworms, and benazecare & Corvental for the heart damage. I know the damage cannot be reversed, I just hope we can make Monty as comfortable as possible for as long as he's with us. Until this morning when we got the results from the vet, I'd never heard of lungworm (I'm originally from an area in the States where heart worm is a big problem, though).
Broody
So which is best Pancur or advocate ??
stella123
I think Advocate is a preventative too. I know my mum has been researching this solid and has come up with Advocate being the better option.
Broody
QUOTE(stella123 @ 12th Aug 2008, 8:45 pm) *

I think Advocate is a preventative too. I know my mum has been researching this solid and has come up with Advocate being the better option.



Great, thanks ! smile.gif
jennybloggs
This got me reading on the internet.. I may be wrong but i have read the following , which would seem to suggest that panacur liquid seems to be the treatment of the lungworm we might encounter over here. The other type seesm to occur in tropical areas.. and this they suggest is treated by advocate or milbemax..


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Crenosoma vulpis the fox lungworm. Commonly infects young dogs after exposure to infection via the intermediate hosts - commonly slugs and snails. This lungworm causes a persistent hacking cough that may be mistaken for kennel cough. It does not cause serious or life-threatening disease.

Angiostrongylus vasorum the French Heartworm. May infect dogs after contact with slugs, snails or frogs. It commonly causes similar signs to the fox lungworm but may also cause severe breathing difficulties, collapse, blood clotting problems and acute neurological disease. Deaths occur.

Both of these infections are very difficult to diagnose and may require such specialised techniques such as lung lavage to confirm the diagnosis.

Recommendation

1) do not let your dog eat slugs or snails. If fed outside ensure that foodbowls are not visited by slugs or snails.

2) A 7 day course of Panacur liquid is recommended for any animal that has coughed for more than 2 months.

3) Confirmed cases should have repeat treatments every 6 months


HEARTWORM Dirofilaria immitis. Is not present in the uK but it is present in all tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world and it thus represents a risk to the travelling pet. Infections cause pneumonia, heart failure or acute blood disorders. It is spread by mosquito bites and is more common in low lying river basins. The Camargue in <country-regionw:ston>France and the Po valley in <country-regionw:ston><placew:ston>Italy are noted hotspots.

Recommendation all dogs travelling in affected areas should be given a monthly preventative treatment whenever average day:night temperatures exceed 57 degrees farenheit Advocate or Milbemax





nataliegooner
THANK YOU for telling us
Sorry about your loss
You are very lovely to take the time to tell us when you are very heartbroken over the loss of your pet
flumpishpop
Just been to the vets today and asked about this. He said panacur is the best option to deal with lungworm, he advised a dosage over 3 consecutive days
sonya1
Dont know if this is helpful for anyone, but I have chosen to give a precautionary treatment for lungworm, and chose Panacur as both dogs are possibly collie x's.

After doing some research I found that Granofen is exactly the same drug, (Fenbendazole granules) but a bit cheaper. I have ordered some from Vet uk today, and they also have a guide to dose-ing - from a one-off treatment through to a seven day course at a lower dose for lungworm.

http://www.vetuk.co.uk/index.php?main_page...products_id=802
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