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Cuterebra Treatment Options Discussed

Peg writes from Pennsylvania: Dr. Randolph, my puppy recently had a Cuterebra larva removed. I was wondering, would it have been safer for the fly to develop and self-extract itself for a 9 week old pup vs. surgery. Also, what would the surgical procedure typically cost? Any comments would be helpful. As a new pet […]

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Cuterebra Migrates In The Brain

Catherine writes: “I am a veterinarian’s assistant. We recently lost a cat who had Cuterebra. It went up the nasal passage to the brain. I’ve never seen a cat howl and act like that. It was horrible. The cat died before we actually knew what the diagnosis was. Since it/they went up the nasal passage […]

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It’s Cuterebra Time!

It’s that time of year:  Cuterebra time!  We’ve written about Cuterebra larvae and flies before.  Alert reader John Wycoff found a squirrel infested with multiple larvae and took some great pictures. WARNING!  These photos are too much for my son/MyPetsDoctor.com business partner, Jeremy.  They may be too much for you, too!

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Treatment Of Cuterebra Larva Infestation In Cats And Dogs

 Cuterebra.  Pronounce it CUTE-uh-REE-bruh. They are anything but cute. Cuterebra is a bee-like fly which lays her eggs in places where target mammals will come in contact with them. Such locations as the orifices of bird and squirrel nests, burrows and animal paths are favorites. Eggs may be laid on stones or vegetation. The fly’s […]

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Diagnosis Of Growths Requires Pathologist Input

Diagnosis Of Growths Requires Pathologist Input

Regular readers will recall our Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine junior class story in which our Pathology professor gave us quite a fright by hitting us with a pop quiz on the very first day of class. No notice. No reading assignment. No preparation. (Click here to read the story.) The gist of his […]

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Dogs Exhibit A Variety Of Signs

A writes, “My farm dogs are always catching moles and eating many of them. My youngest Lab is about 14 months old. I observed her coughing, like she was trying to throw up. I put her outside. I found 2 large pink larvae on the floor and threw them out, not realizing that was what […]

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Unknown Object Requires A Veterinarian’s Care

Heidi writes, “Our cat, Meowser, has some hard object just below her knee joint. We tried to clip the hair around it to see if we could loosen it. It does not seem to be attached to the main part of her leg, but it may be underneath the skin. Although we had her front legs […]

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How Much Will That Cost?

Mandy from California writes with a question: “I believe my cat has a Cuterebra. Do you know how much the veterinarian will charge to have it removed?”It’s a common and reasonable question. Alas, it is a question without an answer. It’s a cousin to the question we got on the phone earlier today: “My dog […]

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