Lungworm can be transmitted to dogs by slugs and snails.

Lungworm can be fatal to dogs

The lungworm, Angiostrongylus vasorum, is a parasite that can cause serious health problems in dogs, and can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated.

But it can be prevented

Preventative products are available, but can only be prescribed by a vet and must be given monthly. Always speak to your vet because not all wormers are effective against this parasite. 

What are the symptoms I need to look out for?

Lungworm prevention must be monthly

Lungworm prevention MUST be monthly

Treatment every 3 months leaves your dog unprotected, risking disease and even death.

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Lungworm prevention MUST be monthly

Lungworm might be closer than you think

Lungworm is now endemic throughout much of the UK. While traditionally found in the south of England and Wales, an increasing number of cases are now being reported further north in England and as far north as Scotland.

Our interactive lungworm map highlights reported cases of lungworm in the UK giving you the opportunity to see how many lungworm cases have been reported in your area.

Check your area

Lungworm has spread throughout UK

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*Angiostrongylus vasorum Note: Hourglass image is for artistic purposes only, not intended to be an exact representation of the size or numbers of worms in a clinical infection.  Lungworm (A.vasorum) develops in the heart and pulmonary arteries of infected dogs.