Lug worm


Harris ate a lug worm that he dug up on the sea shore.. will this harm him.

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Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. 

Eating a lug worm shouldn’t cause your dog harm. However, ingesting sand and sea water can be extremely dangerous - particularly if you have blue-green algae in your area.

If your dog ever eats a lug worm, just keep a close eye on them afterwards. If you notice any signs of vomiting, diarrhoea or lethargy, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your vet.

If you want to know more about what to watch out for at the beach, you can read this helpful article:

Hope Harris was fine after his beach snack!


Justine Seraphin, BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare

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