Vets' Surgery Live - Lungworm

Be Lungworm AwareOn Monday 2nd April at 4pm visit this page to watch Vets’ Surgery Live, a special web TV show coming live from the Blue Cross Animal Hospital, where vet Luke Gamble and former Blue Peter presenter Peter Purves will discuss how to keep your dogs safe and healthy.

As part of Be Lungworm Aware month, Luke and Peter are helping dog owners spot the causes and symptoms of the potentially fatal parasite, as well as how to avoid it. They will be taking questions and offering tips. A live lungworm examination will also help pet owners spot the signs.     

Lungworm is a parasite that dogs become infected with through eating slugs and snails which carry the larvae of the parasite. If the infection is left untreated, the dog’s health can rapidly deteriorate, and can be fatal. There is concern from vets that despite the increase in cases over the last four years, the level of awareness of the disease amongst pet owners is very low with more than a third of dog owners surveyed saying they have never heard of lungworm.

You can submit your questions and watch the show on this page (see below) live from the Blue Cross Animal Hospital to learn how to help keep your dog happy, healthy and lungworm free.

Date: Monday 2nd April 2012
Time: 4pm