The problem: Lungworm Vet’s advice
“I have had dogs operated on before and my vet has offered me a blood sample to look at their liver and kidney function. Now he also wants to do a test for lungworm. Is this necessary or a nice little earner?”
Another good question. Why are people so sceptical of vets? Generally speaking, I would ask: “What would you do if it was your dog?” If you don’t trust the answer, then you need to change vets.
Specifically, I would have said a few years ago that a lungworm test was unnecessary (unless perhaps you were in southern England) but the situation has changed Many dogs show no symptoms of lungworm, but problems such as anaemia could be serious for working dogs such as this cocker