Lungworm infections lead to serious health problems for dogs , and can kill them if left untreated.
Lungworm is carried by molluscs such as slugs and snails, which can be passed to your pet when a dog accidentally eats them while when rummaging through mud or while drinking, or picking up a toy.
Lungworm cases can be difficult to diagnose without professional help as it has symptoms shared with common ailments.
But vets are able to detect the illness through blood tests or stool samples.
Pharmaceutical company Bayer has put together an interactive map of confirmed cases - with over 40 cases confirmed in Yorkshire, including 25 in Leeds.
If your dog is displaying any of the signs below, consult your veterinary surgeon immediately
Coughing, Tiring easily
Changes in behaviour:
Poor blood clotting:
Excessive bleeding from even minor wounds/cuts
Anaemia (paleness around the eyes and gums)