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Puppy just licked a slug

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Hanwombat, Sep 18, 2013.


  1. Hanwombat

    Hanwombat I ♥ dogs with eyebrows !!

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    God I thought I'd seen them all but she was to quick and licked a slug.

    I'm worried now, can this cause lungworm by just licking?

    She was only wormed on Saturday by the vets... should I ring them to see if it covers lungworm?
     
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  2. Hanwombat

    Hanwombat I ♥ dogs with eyebrows !!

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    Any advice?
     
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    Unless you know you're in a high risk area for lungworm, then I wouldn't worry. You can't, I don't believe, prevent this, only treat it.

    When you worm your pup/dog, I would make sure you alternate so that you cover all internal parasites, as not all wormers cover all parasites. I use panacur, drontal plus and advocate, and when the wormer doesn't cover the external parasites, I also use frontline.
     
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