Parasite threat to your dog

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Crufts 2016, Day One

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Today is the first day of Crufts 2016, we will be providing free for editorial use photography throughout the event, which can be accessed at: http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2016/


Crufts is the world's greatest dog show and this year will see around 22,000 healthy, happy dogs at the event, enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title as well as the many other competitions that take place at the show, from Agility and Flyball to Eukanuba Friends for Life and Scruffts. Crufts 2016 runs from the 10th to the 13th March at the NEC, Birmingham.

Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppyhood, all the way through their lives!


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poss pets corner cruft 2016 Crufts 2016, Day One Dear Media Colleague, Today is the first day of Crufts 2016, we will be providing free for editorial use photography throughout the event, which can be accessed at: http://www.w-w-i.com/crufts_2016/ Crufts is the world's greatest dog show and this year will see around 22,000 healthy, happy dogs at the event, enjoying competing for the coveted 'Best in Show' title as well as the many other competitions that take place at the show, from Agility and Flyball to Eukanuba Friends for Life and Scruffts. Crufts 2016 runs from the 10th to the 13th March at the NEC, Birmingham. Crufts is the perfect opportunity for dog lovers to find out even more about the range of schemes, activities and events that they can get involved in, to ensure that they and their dog have a long, healthy and fulfilling relationship from puppyhood, all the way through their lives! Kind Regards, World Wide Images (W-W-I) The Media Download Centre T: +44 (0)845 900 2 900 E: info@W-W-I.c

Lungworm is a parasite that can infect dogs and foxes.

Dogs can get infected by eating snails or slugs, which carry the lungworm larvae.

There is no direct dog-to-dog transmission, but as snails and slugs are everywhere in the spring months there is an increased risk of infection.

Dogs enjoy exploring on their walks, and because of this inquisitive nature they will often ingest snails and slugs – either accidentally or on purpose.

Lungworm is now widespread in the UK so it is important to be aware of the risks it poses.

The signs of lungworm infection in dogs are very non-specific and can include:

- breathing or heart problems

- poor clotting

- weight loss

- lethargy

- general illness

- changes in behaviour

If left untreated it is often fatal. Severe infections can be more challenging to treat, therefore it is important to start treatment as soon as lungworm is diagnosed.

Prevention, however, is easy to achieve, and there are many different products available.

If you’re not sure whether the worming product you’re currently using for your dog also covers lungworm you should ask your veterinarian.