In an emergency, please ring Hadleigh 01473 822704 or Brantham 01206 391511



Lungworm is a parasite that you may have heard about in recent years that can affect dogs.  

Until recently we were pleased to be able to say that it was not one we had encountered locally.   However a dog that lives in Brantham has recently been very ill and it is believed that this was a complication of having ingested this parasite.   We would add that this particular dog had recently travelled outside of the area and it is impossible to say whether the dog came across Lungworm locally or not. 


Dogs can become infected as a result of eating SNAILS or SLUGS containing the Lungworm parasite, it cannot be spread directly from dog to dog.   If you are concerned that your dog could eat slugs or snails please discuss prevention strategies and testing with your vet.





Brantham Practice

Factory Lane, Cattawade, Nr. Manningtree, Brantham, Essex, CO11 1QL
01206 391511

Hadleigh Practice

96 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5EN
01473 822704

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Highcliff Veterinary Practice is the trading name of Highcliff Veterinary Practice Limited.

Company Number 9947318. Registered Office 96 High Street, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5EN.