WARNING: Graphic video!
Fall is almost here, which means the end of the season for myiasis (depending on where you live). There’s no emergency that VetGirl hates more than myiasis… the maggot infestation. You can typically smell these in the waiting room from miles away, thanks to that “classic” smell. Warning: the video is graphic! VetGirl generally recommends referring these to the intern in your hospital (hey, it happened to us too). Treatment includes anesthesia for wound debridement, analgesics, antibiotic infection (if there’s an underlying infection… although it should be “clean now!”), and environmental changes (e.g., keeping the pet indoors for weeks until the lesion heals).