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12th April 2011, 04:05 PM
There's an article in our local paper where one of the local vets is commenting in a rise in lungworm. Do any of the treatments such as Frontline protect against lungworm? Any info regarding protection for Kaley would be appreciated as I'm a paranoid mum:o
12th April 2011, 05:28 PM
is Advocate. I think it is Advantage in the US. Several websites say that it has been more effective for lungworm than Frontline. Gracie reacts badly to Frontline so looking at other options. http://www.dogsey.com/showthread.php?t=104276
12th April 2011, 06:01 PM
Thanks, I use Frontline on Kaley already. I used it for years on Sonny but 2 years ago when I went to the vets I was given Advocate instead. The only downside( or it may have been a coincidence) when we went to Skye that summer Sonny came back with a tick which was something he had never had before despite being regularly up the braes near our home. I switched back to Frontline after that. I wish they made something that sort of covered all the bases.
I have to be honest I don't know any dogs that have had lungworm but the newspaper article worried me a bit.
12th April 2011, 10:29 PM
Not so sure Frontline treats worms?? I may be wrong...I stopped using it ages ago, I think it's mich less effective for fleas than it was. My vet had had lots of people saying the same. Advocate is great, I know it doesn't cover the full spectrum of worms so I do use Drontal around three times a year too :)
12th April 2011, 10:48 PM
I'm paranoid too, but I think most worming meds treat/prevent lungworm. I think they come from doggies slurping up slugs. EWWW
12th April 2011, 11:01 PM
Lungworm comes from dogs eating or even closely investigating slugs or snails - but also from ingesting their slime. So regular snail/slug patrols are a good preventive - and not leaving water bowls outside, where snails can leave their slime. Growing plants that slugs don't want to eat (no hostas!) helps to keep them out of your garden; snails either need to be killed or taken more than a mile away (less than that and they can find their way back). I throw any I find on to the flat roof of the shed to feed the blackbird family!
Kate, Oliver and Aled
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