About five days ago, we noticed a lump under Sadie's skin along her rib cage. It appeared to be a tick, but then got bigger and bigger, about the size of a half marble. My wife noticed it was a hole and cleaned it several times, but it never got better. Took Sadie in to the vet (needed updated shots too) and found it was Cuterebra. Apparently, there is a fly out there that likes to bite and then lay eggs in the wound. Lo and behold, after some minor surgery, I got to see the little fella, which looked like a maggot. They had to put Sadie out for the surgery, but all is well and recovery is going well. Never heard of this fly/worm, but it sure was gross. You could see the hole and actually see the worms poke its head out once in a while, but couldn't grab it. Not on my dog!
That is awful. I check Binni and Niko every night when they come in. That fly sounds just like a bot fly. Thank goodness all is well now.
That does sound pretty disgusting. Had a friend come back from Costa Rica and had one in his neck that had to be removed . . . so yes they will get on people too. Can't say I have heard of anyone getting something like that locally. Glad Sadie came through the anesthesia okay and that it was successfully removed.