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Heart to heart
24th September 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A woman and her dog are recovering after becoming ill within a month of each other.

Pamela Yeulett, from Runcorn, Cheshire, has thanked staff at The Laurels Veterinary Surgery for saving the life of Blue, who was diagnosed with heartworm after being imported to the UK from Portugal.

The four-year-old crossbreed needed immediate medical attention. Meanwhile, Pamela suffered a heart attack and needed open heart surgery. Since then, the pair have been recovering together.

Heartworm is a parasitic roundworm that is spread through the bites of mosquitoes and because of that, is not prevalent in the UK. Vet Tom Montgomery, who treated Blue, had never come across a case before.

Blue’s owner Pamela Yeulett with Blue and vet Tom Montgomery