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Dylan Lungworm UPdate

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Bingette, May 21, 2010.


  1. Bingette

    Bingette PetForums Newbie

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    Hello Friends and Dog lovers

    First of All I would really like to thank you all for your Help, Advice and support over the last couple of months.

    Dylan is now back on the mend after a suspected serious case of lungworm. He's now on his second treatment of Advocate (30 days after the first) and coming to the end of an intensive steroid treatment. He's 100% better than he was but still not up to full strength as before but we're slowly working on his rehabilitation.

    After the traumatic 4 months and a seriously ill little dog I would highly recommend that we all include lungworm prevention in our regular worming treatments as this can be fatal if not treated and what I understand from the web and the vet that unfortunately often difficult to spot until too late.

    I'm now treating Dylan with Advocate (fleas and most worms bar tape worm and ticks) and then 30 days later drontal (intestinal worms such as tape worm )and frontline for fleas and ticks.

    Hopefully I'm now covered for every eventuality.

    Thanks you all so much again for caring and taking time to offer help support and advice


    xxxxxx
     
  2. rona

    rona Guest

    Good to hear he is better. :thumbup:
    Is there likely to be any long term damage?
     
  3. Bingette

    Bingette PetForums Newbie

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    Difficult to tell atthe moment. he's piled on the weight due to the steriods so we're not sure if his physical fittness is poor due to this or the lungworm. I guess I will be a couple of months before we know. But his chest scan and xray did look ok.

    Karyn
     
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