Lungworm or Angiostrongylus vasorum is being seen more commonly in dogs in our region of West London. It is spread from foxes to slugs or snails, and if a dog eats a slug or snail or licks the slug “trail” it can become infected. This can progress to a life threatening infection, which can cause coughing, lethargy , bleeding or even heart failure.
It can be prevented by a monthly treatment of a spot on to the back of the neck – Advocate.
Have a look at this video which explains the life cycle
Advocate monthly spot on