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What are Maggots?

Maggots in cats is a seasonal condition, affecting felines in the warmer months of the year when adult flies are present. Myiasis in felines is noted by red, raised sores on the skin with the presence of maggots. The maggots will feed on necrotic tissue, but are also attracted to moist and inflamed skin caused by draining wounds, skin infections, and fecal-soaked fur coats. Cats with long fur coats are commonly infected and the infection often goes unnoticed for a period of time due to the fact that the small maggots are hard to visualize through the long hair. Felines that suffer from urinary incontinence, newborn kittens, and fighting Toms are at high risk for contracted myiasis.

A maggot is a thin, tubular fly larvae that will appear as a white worm. A fly is a small, winged insect that, as an adult, feeds on blood, tears, and mucus. There are approximately 34 species of flies in North America, but the only flies to cause a true maggot infection are the flesh flies, bottle flies, blow flies, and the average house fly. Fly strike, or myiasis, is the term veterinarians use to define a maggot infection. A maggot feeds on necrotic, or dying, tissue of any mammal, which would be present in an open wound. Cats which have been bitten or newborn kittens that have healing umbilical cord stubs will attract the female fly. The bred female will lay her eggs in the opening of the skin and within three days, the eggs will hatch and begin feasting on the feline’s dying flesh in a matter of weeks. The saliva of the maggot contains a special enzyme that serves the purpose of penetrating the skin, causing a bacterial skin infection for the feline. 

Symptoms of Maggots in Cats

Myiasis may only have one symptom in a feline, and that is the observable presence of maggots. A maggot will appear as a white, tubular worm, found in an opening on the feline’s skin. 

The enzyme-rich saliva of the maggot often causes an inflammatory reaction, noted by swelling and reddening of the skin. The cat may also develop raised skin sores filled will pus, known as a pyoderma. As maggots feast and the feline’s flesh is exposed to the environment, a high risk of skin infection present itself. A bacterial skin infection may appear as red, blistered, moist, or oozing skin. 

Myiasis can cause great discomfort and pain to the feline, but cats do not always show pain. A feline infected with maggots may:

  • Bite at the skin
  • Vocalize
  • Have difficulty sleeping 

Causes of Maggots in Cats

Maggots in cats are caused by a female fly laying her eggs on the feline’s open or irritated skin. A true maggot infection is caused by fly strike of either a flesh fly bottle fly, blow fly, or the average house fly. A maggot infestation, myiasis, should not be confused with a bot fly infestation known as cuterebriasis. Bot flies do not have a maggot life cycle and do not directly infect the feline. Myiasis and cuterebriasis are commonly confused as one and the same, but are very different types of fly larvae infection. 

Diagnosis of Maggots in Cats

The diagnosis of maggots in cats is rather simple, as finding the thin, tubular worms on the feline’s skin in the primary diagnostic method for myiasis. However, prior to starting your feline on a treatment plan, the veterinarian will want to obtain an overall health screening to ensure her compatibility with the proposed treatment regimen. 

Treatment of Maggots in Cats

The treatment goal for maggots in cats is to remove the tubular worms from the feline and tend to the open skin sores. It is highly advised to allow the veterinarian to manually remove and tend to the maggot infection, as incorrect treatment can make the problem worse. The veterinarian will carefully remove the maggots with tweezers and rinse the affected area with an antiseptic of choice. It may be required to clip some or all of the feline’s fur to attend to the myiasis condition. Any open wounds will be properly cleaned and possibly bandaged, followed by antibiotics if necessary. Underlying conditions that may have contributed to the condition, such as urinary incontinence or a bladder infection, will also be addressed as part of the feline’s treatment regimen.

Recovery of Maggots in Cats

Felines usually have a full and positive recovery following Myiasis, but kittens with umbilical cord infections may have a graver prognosis. As the wounds are healing, the veterinarian will ask you to take precautions against fly strike and reinfection. Prevention methods may include taking the feline indoors or use of a safe, anti-fly strike topical insecticide.

Maggots Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

gabru
Persian
2 Years
Critical condition
0 found helpful
Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Pain

my cat has a severe wound in his ear and that wound is opened. the flesh of it is torn and damaged severely. his ear is totally ruined. there is a huge hole on his ear. it is filled with a lot of maggots. i have been removed approx 150 to 200 maggots. but there still are more and wound is rotten too much.(there is no veterinary where i'm living) i want to save my cat's life, what i do now?

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kitty
black wild cat
4 Years
Critical condition
-1 found helpful
Critical condition

my cat has a severe wound in his one part of face and it is opened.the flesh of it is torn and damaged severely.there is a huge hole between his cheek and mouth inside.it is filled with a lot of small worms like animals .can I save my cat?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In these cases you need to visit your Veterinarian to remove each of the maggots since removing them yourself may cause one to rupture which may cause other complications; removal of maggots and a course of antibiotics is the minimum course of action here, it is possible that the wound will need to be debrided and sutured depending on the severity. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

You put him where you found him? Wtf? How heartless can you,be? Leave him at a vet or beg for help. Don't just leave it alone!

I found a kitten and it has maggots on its neck but i dont have enough money so I decided to put him back to the place i found him

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Jiji
DOMESTIC
Not sure
Mild condition
2 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Not sure

Hi there.. can you help me please..? How to treat a cat's wounded? He was wounded since he was a kitten.. and I'm sure it's not because of the fighting between others cats..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are different types of wounds, some may be treated conservatively whilst other may require surgical debridement or suturing. It is important that wounds are kept clean with a dilute antiseptic and are free of debris; if a wound is large and open then it will take a long time to heal and it at a high risk of infection, wounds which are closed with the margins opposed heal much faster. Without examining the wounds I cannot give an indication of specific treatment; but if they are deep, wide or infected visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitty
American Shorthair
1 Month
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness
Not Moving

Hi, i found a stray kitten full of maggots in its eye. May i know what is the correct procedure to remove it. I had consulted a vet and she asked me to rinsed the eye with water. However after several tries, the maggots is still in the eye. The vet also told me that the kitten may go blind .

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sometimes flushing the eye alone will not dislodge all the maggots, sometimes the maggots may need to be removed one by one; however this is not something to do yourself as a ruptured maggot may induce a severe reaction. If maggots are still present, you should visit the Veterinarian to have them removed one by one safely. There is chance that the kitten will become blind, time will tell. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Brad
Asian Semi-longhair
1 year
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

My cat has a wound on leg after fight with a stray cat it healed skin closed bt he didnt keep his that leg on ground indicating he had pain even after the wound healed and skin came over it .now since two days the wound is exposed again and a little tunnel is also there .no maggots physically seen and no foul odor the local veter has asked to do nothing and let it heal on its own.
But I m worried is this really a magot wound or not

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I do not think maggots are involved from your description, I would keep the wound clean and keep an eye on it during healing. The tunnel may be caused by many issues and would be a fistula which is what the body uses for natural drainage. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank$
Sty blessed

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Tiger
Bengal
Unknown
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Maggots in open wound
Bad smell
Melting skin pus

Medication Used

Savlon

A stray tom that I feed has an open wound behind his ear since yesterday. Today I noticed maggots in the wound which has become a 1-inch tunnel. I sprayed some antiseptic liquid. What can I do to treat him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to flush the wound out and to make sure that there are no maggots left inside; I would suggest taking him in for a check up but I understand he is a stray. Regular cleaning of the wound along with some systemic antibiotics would help; but if there were maggots inside it may indicate that there is dead flesh inside which would need to be debrided by a Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sabastian
Mancoon
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weight Loss

my cat is old has hocks he seems to ethier used to hocks or over coming it? he on a good day makes it to k-box other than that he pee's where ever eats like .. look i think god should make that demand with his life. Then i feel should it be me?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I am having difficulty understanding your question, is he walking on his hocks? Is he urinary incontinent? If Sebastian is having difficulty getting around and he is urinating outside of his litter box, he should be seen by his Veterinarian to see what is happening; there are many different issues which may be going on and it is important to get the right diagnosis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Simba
Hairless cat
2 yrs
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

none

I have a hairless cat I know that he have maggots due to an open wound my question is this curable and can i take care of it at home I took out quite a few but he still is infected a lot is there anything I can use from home to get rid of it

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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This is manageable but it is not something you should try to treat at home alone, you should visit your Veterinarian to examine the wound and to remove all maggots; if you try to remove maggots deep in the wound and one ruptures, more complications can be created. Also, Simba will require a course of antibiotics to help with the wound as well as surgical debridement if required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I LIKE WHEN A DOCTOR NO OFFENSE SADYS "TAKE TO A VET" WITH WHAT MONEY, vet in the US is worse than a doctor, not need to refinance your home to take care of the vet bills.Maybe that is why people get them when they are cute and small and then they throw it away..Vet are extremely expensive, antibiotics are between 20 and 25, don't tell me about Veterinarian, I love cats, but without money is better not to have any animals.

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Little bit
Bombay
4
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

My cat was in a fight with another male cat and he now has a wound on the top of his head there's blood in the wound and there's maggots in the wound. We've poured hydrogen peroxide on it but he's a mean cat we can't pick him up he's basically a wild cat. And we don't have the money to take him to the vet we don't know what to do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to ensure that any maggots present are removed and to clean the wound regularly with dilute chlorhexidine as hydrogen peroxide can cause damage to capillaries which may delay wound healing. Using dilute chlorhexidine twice daily and then some topical Neosporin to protect the wound will help; keep an eye on it but if there is no improvement you should consider visiting a charity clinic or reaching out to a nonprofit. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sugar
Shorthair
less than a year old
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

drainage
maggot
Bloody
Swelling

So I have a kitten who is a stray and can't come inside the house per my land lord. I don't know what happened but he was bitten by something I think and now there is a maggot in the wound. I've tried peroxide and using tweezers (not at the same time) to get it out. I have no money to take the cat to the vet and the local shelter makes people pay to drop animals off. I've no clue what to do. Will this kill my cat? Also- The infested wound is in the neck, and its not so much a wound as it is a round, small hole.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Do not try to remove the maggot or botfly yourself since damaging it may lead to a severe reaction; also antibiotics would need to be prescribed as well. I cannot recommend any other course of action apart from visiting a Veterinarian to have it removed, it would be irresponsible for me to recommend otherwise. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mycat
Persian
One Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Wound in thigh about two inches.. Gave cefimixme on vet advice. Is it OK and disease. Cat is like 1.5 kg. Then it got maggots in a hind leg minor opening of wound.vet gave loraxane spray. It doesn't suit me(headache). Also cat tries to leave home after it

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there are maggots in the wound, it would be advisable for your Veterinarian to remove the maggot, debride the wound and suture it closed; there are few options available. Regular cleaning with a dilute antiseptic and applying an antibiotic ointment to the wound would also prevent any secondary issues. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ganju
Indie
1 year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Wound

Medication Used

Acrilin, Clavheal, Betadine wash.

We have an outdoor cat we feed. He had a bad wound which was initially a boil with two punctures (from a fight with another cat) . This eventually burst in the morning. We rushed him to a vet. He got Antibiotics, pain killer, a clean up and topical application for the wound. But now we are at risk of him getting maggots since he lives outside. Difficult to take him indoors as he gets annoyed after a while.
What's the best way to prevent maggots from infecting his open wound outdoors.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Unless you can cover the wound, the best course of action would be to clean the would regularly (twice per day if possible) with the Betadine and to apply the antibiotic ointment which should help against secondary infection and to act as a barrier to stop maggots, flies other pests or debris from getting in the wound. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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I don't know
I don't know
7 Weeks
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

I don't know

I found a kitten and I brought it in to feed it because it looked awful.. its tail has been hurt somehow. And it's towards the end of the tail but it's been bleeding so I wrapped the tail in gauze and tape but it does look like maggots are in the wound in the tail.. what do I do

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should try to flush the maggot out using sterile saline but do not try to pull them out individually as rupturing one may cause a severe reaction; if you are unable to flush them out or the wound is large you should try to get veterinary attention for the kitten (charity clinic etc…). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitten
Unknown
2 Months
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

volcoalization

How to tell if Maggots are inside of a kitten? There were maggots where they were, under a cloth. The kittens had a few fly eggs, ones butt whole does look a little red.. One has a dried small whole on the side if its stomach, with what looks like hard pus? I didn't see any movement.. I'm trying to find a shelter that can take them for vet care because I am very very concerned with their well being!! They do meow alot if you pick them up.. I don't want them to die so what could I do if there are maggots that I cannot see on them!?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most of the time they are not directly visible, but you may notice a small hole or an orifice where maggots may reside; I cannot confirm whether the kitten has maggots or not. It is important to find a charity clinic or a shelter which will examine her, I cannot recommend any treatment without examining her myself. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Niyla
Ragdoll
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sores

Hi there i only just today noticed two oozing almost perfect circular sores on my cats bottom. One is larger and has a hole. I have a feeling it could be a parasite or a fly as we have had countless flies around our home this season. Could there potentially be anything else it may be. Its just weeping at this stage, no white or green puss.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It may be a fistula from anal glands or something else, but you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and diagnosis so that treatment can be given. If there are maggots, they needs to be removed carefully by your Veterinarian since rupturing one can cause a severe reaction for Niyla. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snowball
N/a
3-4 Months
Serious condition
-1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Hole in skin with worms in it, Fur wet

Medication Used

none

Hello I have a young white tailess cat with thick fur. In the begining when he was born he was fine, but as time passed I noticed he wasn't pooping properly. He would walk around with poop hanging off of his butt. 3 days ago I noticed a hole above his butt around his tailbone area but I couldnt see what was in there because of fur, the day after I noticed small white worms jam packed in there.I touched his stomach area and it was stiff and he meowed. When I first touched the worms with an object to see what they were they retreated deeper in there, but I managed to get a few out. He hasnt been in any pain as hes been walking normal and eating but today he walked up to his mom meowing. The fur around the wound is very wet. I dont have any money to take him to the vet as we are barely making ends meet, please tell me what I can do to help him I need to help him he's still so young and has his whole life ahead of him. Please let me know and thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In these cases I cannot recommend that you remove the worms/maggots yourself since rupturing a worm/maggot can cause a severe immune reaction which would cost more than an initial visit to a Veterinarian; treatment would involve removing each worm/maggot one by one, then flushing out the cavity and giving anthelmintics and antibiotics. Try to find a charity clinic in your area as I repeat, this is not something to tackle at home. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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baby
fereal
1 Month
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

just see maggots out of ear

I had a baby kitten that got maggots in its ear I have washed with peroxide and flushed with water abunch come out I rinse it every day and once in a while a large one will pop out Can they travel throughout the body and into their stomach? If so how do I get them out? This is a very young kitten I am bottle feedin mother is gone

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If you’re seeing maggots in Baby’s ear, you should visit a Veterinarian to take a thorough examination of the ear canal and to remove any maggots using an otoscope; your Veterinarian will also be able to give a medication to kill any remaining maggots, but this is best done at the Veterinarian’s discretion since Baby may be too young or fragile for treatment initially. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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It’s an Indian cat
American Shorthair
One Month
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Pain When Lifted

I rescued three kittens yesterday and one of the kitten has a wound on its back, it appears to be a hole, and I did see a maggot on its litter box. In the evening it had puss running out all over. I assume the kitten is around 4weeks old and the wound would be a bite mark. There is only one wound on its body. Its been eating pretty well, during the day it had milk, half a prawn,small piece of fish, biscuits with milk, it eats more than the rest.I cleaned it with a damp cloth and applied turmeric and coconut oil paste which I made at home, so far, I am open for suggestions. Please help me out.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without seeing the kitten, I am not sure what might be going on, but if it was a bite wound that abcessed, the kitten might need antibiotics to help it heal. If it is bright and eating well, it may recover with the care that you are giving it, but if the wound doesn't improve, it should see a veterinarian. I hope that things go well for the kitten.

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Alexis
DOMESTIC
4 Years
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

There were maggots inside the packet of my cats treats and I didn’t know because the treats isn’t going to be expired for another year. I’m not sure if my cat ate the maggots but she ate the treats. Will my cat be okay? Will she get sick or will maggot grow inside her stomach?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Alexis ate any of the maggots, which she probably didn't as cats tend to be more picky then that, they won't grow in her stomach. If the treats were spoiled, she may develop vomiting or diarrhea, and if she does, it would be best to have her seen by your veterinarian for treatment. For now, you should be fine to monitor her for any signs of GI upset, vomiting, diarrhea, or inappetance. I hope that she is okay.

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Whiskey
Med long domes
6 Weeks
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen skin
Movement in wound
Swollen skin holes in flesh

Medication Used

Amoxicillin

We found a kitten no more than 6 weeks if that with swollen left side of the face and small holes in the skin with something moving underneath. What could this be and what is the best way to remove said thing from under the skin?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that there is a maggot in the hole, however I wouldn’t recommend removing it yourself since the bodies of maggots are easily damaged and any rupture of the maggot may result in a severe reaction. You should visit a Veterinarian or charity clinic for assistance. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitten
stray
2 Weeks
Critical condition
1 found helpful
Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Wound
maggot
Bleeding

I found 2 kittens. One is visibly infested with maggots and probably won't live. Is there anything I can do to increase the chance of survival and what signs should I be looking for in the other kitten?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should take care to try to flush out any maggots with a dilute antiseptic, however don’t physically try to remove them from the wound as any damage to a maggot may lead to a severe reaction. Ideally you should take both kittens to a Veterinarian (charity clinic would be fine) to have the maggots removed, wound cleaned and given other treatment. There isn’t much I can recommend that you do at home. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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baby
long haired cat
1 Year
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

back legs tremble

My poor cat has maggots on her behind and leg ..I just seen them tonight. She was hurt and cant walk .She eats fine but she drags her bottom.. i was cleaning her up tonight and seen maggots ..I was going to get her a wheelchair cart now i dont know what to do.. will the maggots always bother her now that she is hurt?. I gave her antibiotics and washed her bottom. I think a dog must have bit her she cant use her back legs ... beside myself dont know what i should do.. her spine is hurt..but she drinks and eats fine.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The maggots would need to be removed and the area cleaned with a dilute antiseptic, if there are maggots there it is likely that there is a lot of dead tissue (maggots only eat dead tissue); this is not something you should be attempting to manage yourself and should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and possibly surgical debridement of the area and looking into the cause of the paralysis. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tibs
Stray cat
2 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Maggotss in the hind paw

My cat had an accident, a bike ran over his back, there wwre fractures in his backbone and hind limb. Now we have seen maggots in his hind paw and swelling. Plz recommend what to do???? Intense smell of the wound is also there.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Tibs should be seen by a Veterinarian after a significant traumatic injury like this, however it is important to not remove any maggots yourself since removal may rupture a maggot causing an intense reaction. The Veterinarian will evaluate the injury, remove the maggots, treat any issues and may close the wound if it is large. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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KITTENS
Unknown
4 Days
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Umbilical Cord and Anal Maggots

We found 4 kittens in our neighbors storage house. one of them has severe anal bleeding and all of them is infected with maggots. we cleaned the kittens and removed the maggots that can be removed in their skin. but due to them being newborns, assuming they're born for like 3 days ago, 2 of them has maggots inside the hole from where their umbilical cord is. very, very badly infected with maggots. already got like 8 small sized-living maggots, and countless more on their body and anal area. we don't know what to do since we aren't gonna be able to send them to a vet because of financial problems (we're just students, and struggling to provide food and other stuff to our 13 more rescued cats), soooo an advice would be really great!!! thanks!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The kittens probably need antibiotic therapy, and should be examined by a veterinarian to make sure that they are healthy. That kind of infection can overwhelm a young kitten. Many veterinary clinics offer a free first exam that may allow you to have the kittens examined to make sure that they are okay.

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Ty
tabby
1 Year
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Hi there
My cat just vomited his food and upon closer inspection it seems like there were alot of fly eggs inside the vomited food. What can I do about this? And could there possibly be more eggs inside his stomach that could hatch?
Worried cat owner.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Unless the food that Ty ate was rotten, and had maggots in the food, it is unlikely that the food had fly eggs. If you are not sure what the objects were, it would be best to take the vomit sample to a veterinarian and have them look at it to see if they can determine what it is. Flies won't live in his stomach.

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Shonu
Persian
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Worms in wound

I need urgent help as there is no vet available today due to the festival of eid!
My cat is having a wound in his knee with worms in it
I need a quick pin killer advice because he is in serious pain

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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OTC pain medications in cats can be quite toxic, unfortunately, and you will need to get pain medication from a veterinarian that is safe for him. You can flush the wound out today and keep it clean, and that will actually help quite a bit until you can have him seen. I hope that he is okay.

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Maana
road cat
6 Years
Serious condition
1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

wound not healing

Sir. My cat get a severe wound which later infected with maggots. I treated and safely removed the maggots. Now my cat wound is not healing. The skin is not coming. Its about 5 months the wound is still open and red.
I don't know what to do. Should I bandaged it or left it open.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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With wounds this old, the wound margins are not fresh and may never heal; you should visit a Veterinarian to have the wound margins debrided, the wound cleaned up and if appropriate sutured closed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Blacky
House
2 Months
Critical condition
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My cat had an infection in one of her eyes and how the maggots had eaten her eyes out and now are living inside of her eyes socket and are spreading, is there any quick or emergency treatment that i can do to prevent it? Tomorrow im going to see the vets but i have low hope to see her live...

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are unfortunately not any emergency home remedies for that terrible thing that is happening to Blacky. Those sorts of infections do not happen overnight, as a rule, and if she has survived this long, and you can't have her seen immediately, a veterinarian will be able to assess her as soon as you can get her in for treatment. I'm not sure as to her physical condition, as I cannot examine her. If you can get her in to an emergency clinic immediately, it may help her to not suffer.

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Rooster
Tabbie
10 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Red-Pink skin around hole
Deep hole on tail with yellow dots inside
Loss of hair around hole

My cat has an open circular wound on his tail, I clean it every day with alcohol pads because we can't get him to a vet currently. He has these yellow dots in the circular hole which is very deep, idk if it's just pus or maggots. He has also lost hair around the wound and his skin around it is also a red-ish pink color. What can I do while we wait to take him to a vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Rooster’s tail and the wound it is not possible for me to say whether or not there are maggots or something else in the wound; do not try to physically remove anything from the wound because if it is maggots you can rupture one of them which may cause a severe reaction. I would recommend getting to a Veterinarian as soon as you can to take a look and to determine treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Leo
Lab
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Round hole wound

My dog was fine and healthy. During morning walk he was running around and suddenly started limping. Closer look suggested me a cut on foot. I bandaged his wound and took him to vet. While investigating we saw a round hole and something black inside that went inside more in front of our eyes. Vet said it's a maggot and started treatment. Lots of blood was coming out and could not see any living species. Is it a maggot or not. I am not sure how suddenly it converted into a wound due to maggot.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining the wound I cannot say whether or not there is a maggot or if the wound is large enough to have a maggot inside; some wounds or cavities may get maggots inside for a few different reasons. Your Veterinarian will remove the maggot, clean the wound, suture closed if appropriate and give antibiotics. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mizou
tabby
1 Month
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

White eggs in eyes
White eggs

My cat have little white egg shape things in his eyes . They are really small . I'm worried it is some kind of insects eggs . Please tell me what to do . I cleaned they eyes with a weat toilet paper but I fear it not a permenent solution

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Mizou and seeing the white egg shape objects I cannot determine what the cause is or the best course of treatment; if there are any maggots inside any cavity it can be dangerous to remove them yourself because rupturing one of them may lead to a severe reaction. You should have your Veterinarian take a look at and determine a diagnosis and treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
tabby
6 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Pain

So recently my cat, Luna, was let out of the house, (he used to be an inside cat). He went missing for 2 days but I found him. He has a deep wound under his rectum, above his scrotum. Please help, I can’t afford vet visits and I really want to help him.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to ensure that the wound is clean and free of debris, however a deep wound may require flushing out and sutures to close the skin; the location of the wound makes it an easy target for it to become infected and should be seen by a Veterinarian regardless. You should look at visiting a charity clinic in your area or reaching out to a nonprofit for assistance with the cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Midnight
Short hair feline
3 Days
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Maggots in ear

I found a kitten, estimated to be a few days old. She had fly eggs in her fur, so I bathed and cleaned her off. I thought I got them all, but I must have missed some in her ears because this morning she has maggots in her ear. I cleaned them out (before reading here that I shouldn't so this by myself), and I don't think I ruptured any as they mostly brushed off. My questions are:
1. I know if the maggots get inside her, it can be fatal. Do maggots generally try to come out the wound/open area on the body, or do they tend to like to bury themselves inside the animal? *she doesn't have any wounds, they are only present in her ear.
2. If they tend to want to stay in the body, is there anything I can do to draw them out that they don't like? Flush the ear with something that's safe for her, but will also not make them want to stay in?
3. Since she doesn't have any wounds and they are coming out her ear, is there anything else I can do for her to treat the maggots? I caught it early before most of them hatched, and I got probably 15 out of her ear already. Can I assume as I keep getting them out, I'm getting closer and closer to ridding her entirely of them? Or is it possible there are more inside of her and I won't be able to get ahead of the problem?
4. Is it possible for her to survive this?

Thank you!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It is possible for Midnight to survive this, but if there are maggots in her ears, there is probably a wound that is harboring them where you can't see. It would be best to have her see a veterinarian, as they can get appropriate flushes and medications for her. She is so young and small, it would not take much to overcome her defenses. I hope that she is okay.

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Bubbles
Cat
1 Month
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

White worms

I thought my cat maybe had round worms I wasn't sure, there were what looked like little grains of brown rice where she would lay, I cleaned EVERYTHING gave her a working pill, put her in a cage with her litter box and food and water for a week. House was clean no more dead worms everywhere I couldn't see any on the towel she would sleep on in her cage so I let her out after a week of this. She stayed out of her cage during the night. I wake up and all over my wood floor and carpet in the living area were these little white looking worms crawling everywhere. I panicked and vaccumed and swept and they just kept crawling everywhere and it was horrible. It's been hours and I just picked one up that crawled out of nowhere. I don't know what's going on and I'm desperate for help. I've tried pills with her I got her a flea collar I tried keeping her away from every one I tried apple cider vinegar and garlic in her food and water.but this is the last straw. I can't walk around my house barefoot and see a worm and freak out. Please help!

Btw she's eating normally she lives to play and run around and I noticed her belly has gotten rounder not fat but I am guessing it's from the worms
She's a year old

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It does sound like Bubbles has worms, especially with an enlarged abdomen; you should ensure that she is wormed with an effective anthelmintic (over the counter products may not be effective enough), Drontal (praziquantel/pyrantel pamoate) works well but you should visit your Veterinarian for a thorough examination and to identify the worms to help with treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.bayerdvm.com/products/drontal-tablets/

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Ivey
tabby
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Constently sleepy

I don't know what it is but my cat has a hole beside her vagina that keeps bleeding. Sometimes pissed. But it's starting to turn black and blue and getting bigger

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Ivey should see a veterinarian, as I can't examine her to see what that lesion might be, and it sounds like it is getting worse. They'll be able to see her, determine what is going on, and give her any treatment that she may need.

It could be a boy fly. I found a kitten with a black spot on the side of its face and I thought this is an absess or something. I took it to to the pet E.R. because my vet was closed. They pulled a giant bot fly out of his jaw that was in a cocoon.This poor little thing could not eat because he was smaller than his feral siblings. I watched them pull this thing out and it left a big hole in his jaw.They didn't stitch it because it would pull his face sideways and they said it would eventually heal itself if flies did not get in the wound and he had antibiotics. I swore that I would not take another cat in because I have 14 inside now and I feed about 20 strays around the neighborhood and trap to get them fixed. I do this on my own and I found that this is my life. I can't go on trips overnight or even go to the beach with my friends because these babies depend on me. Needless to say, Petey is doing fine and now I have 15. The vet says this is common. Not to me. Look up bot flies and see.

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Bea
stray
8 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

A lot of maggot
The leg is purple
smells bad

Medication Used

antibiotics
Pain killers

We found a kitten who probably got ht by a vehicle. We took her to the bet, but had to take her out the next day because we didnt have money to let her stay for long. We found that her leg is fractured, and has maggots on an open wound on her foot. My cousin studying medicine tries
flushing the maggots out. We dont know what else to do

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Bea, I'm not sure that I can offer a lot of insight that your veterinarian didn't already suggest. If she is on antibiotics and pain medications, flushing the wound frequently, keeping her confined in a kennel to limit her moving around, and time may help with her conditions. I hope that she is okay.

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Jane doe
NA
6 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Swollen eyes pussed eyes maggot inf

I found a kitty earlier today that had pus coming out of her eyes and was crusted over she couldnt open them. Shes infested with maggots what can i do to help her?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Jane Doe needs to see a veterinarian. She'll need to have her eyes treated to keep permanent damage from happening, and she will need treatment to get rid of the maggots. Unfortunately, there aren't any home care remedies for those problems. I hope that she is okay.

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Ming
Filipino cat
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Itching

My cat already have a hard wound and it scares me cause there's also this thing yellowish liquid coming out of his wound. The wound seems detachable in his face (left side of face) and i can see some flesh on it.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Ming should probably see a veterinarian, as it sounds like the skin on his face is sloughing and infected. If there are maggots or pus in the wound, it needs treatment even more. I hope that he is okay.

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Sunny
Boonie
11 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

My kitten went missing for six days. He came back with a huge gash near his scrotum. Theres slough and maggots in the wound. He has no appetite and I see slough coming off the wound. I flushed it and tried to keep it clean. I want to go to the vet but I think its so expensive. I will take him there if I need to. I feel so bad for him. Will he have a good chance of surviving? He's very weak. What treatments are there for him and what is supposed to be done? I want to be prepared when I go to the vet.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If there are signs of maggots in the wound you should visit your Veterinarian to have them removed, if you attempt to remove them yourself you run the risk of rupturing a maggot which may cause a severe adverse reaction. Your Veterinarian will remove any maggots, clean out the wound, flush it out and if necessary will suture it closed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hello, I found about 30 maggots in my home. They were from the trash by crawled to the surrounding areas near my cats food bowl and litter box. She looks fine but should I be worried that she may get Miasis? I’m not sure how long they have been around and I’m not sure if she has been playing with them or not.

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Ming
Stray cat
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Wound with maggots, cant walk

I have a cat that recently got a big wound and has maggots. I still have no money to take him to vet, is there anyway I can lessen or get rid of maggots before I could take him to vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should try to flush the maggots out of the wound, do not try to remove them by pulling since rupturing them may cause a severe local (or systemic) reaction; flushing with sterile saline may help but you should also visit your Veterinarian as antibiotics and other care may be required especially if you’re unable to flush the maggots out. I do understand that money can be tight, but it is best for the long run. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Maggie Mae
house cat
16 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

We have a 16+ year old kitty. Last summer she started having spasms where her legs would stiffen and then after a few seconds, relax. This went on for a few months but it didn’t seem to bother her and she didn’t seem to have any lasting effects. One day in November this happened when she was on a stand, she fell off and has been unable to use her back legs since. She didn’t appear to be in pain and seemed to be herself, moving just as fast but having to drag her legs. I kept her warm and safe on a soft blankie with food and water for months and months. I bathed her every other day (much to her dismay) and she did well, until about a month ago. Her demeanor changed and she became very vocal and appeared uncomfortable. Her back feet had started swelling up and started bleeding. In between baths she started smelling badly, not from her bladder or fecies but an odd smell. I became more diligent keeping her and her space clean. She loves the outdoors and I would let her lay in the sun for an hour or so a day; it seemed to keep her spirits up. A few days ago, she climbed out of her box and disappeared. I couldn’t find her for a few hours and when I did (laying in the flower bed) I noticed flies all over her. I immediately bathed her and noticed maggots, so I scrubbed her well and removed them. She has had baths everyday since and hadn’t notice anymore maggots. Today I went to bathe her and change her bedding and the smell from her was unbelievably strong. She is covered in maggots, big and small; in her fur and all over her legs and belly. All I can think is that I must have missed them the last couple days. I am very certain there is nothing we can do for her so I am calling our vet in the morning. Until I can reach them, is there anything I can do to help her be more comfortable? I have used Dawn dish soap to try to remove what I can and clean her flesh where it’s very red and irritated. It’s the only thing I could think that would be gentle and not sting her but yet still wash away the loose maggots.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that that has happened to Maggie Mae. There isn't a lot that you can do until she can be seen other than keep the area clean, be very gentle in cleaning, and have her seen as soon as possible. Warm water will probably be as helpful as anything else at this point, and won't irritate her skin any more than it already is.

Thank you <3 Unfortunately, Maggie passed away this morning before we had the chance to visit the vet.

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CHUTKI
short hair
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Maggots
MAGGOTS WITH PAIN

DEAR SIR / MADAM
PLEASE HELP HOW TO REMOVE MAGGOTS FROM MY CATS WOUNDS, & WHAT MEDICINE WOULD BE SUGGESTED FOR WOUNDS PLACE, WE ARE SITUATED IN A VILLAGE AREA ,WHERE NO ONE VETERINARY DOCTOR OR VETERINARY HOSPITAL, SO PLEASE SUGGEST ME WHAT I AM DOING FOR MY CATS

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The only way to get rid of maggots is to flush them from the affected area, and give antibiotics to clear up any infected tissue. Without seeing Chutki, I can't comment on the degree of infection, but if you aren't able to seek veterinary care, that may be all that you can do.

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Channing
mixed
2 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Maggots, broken legs, weight loss.

I got home from work and seen my cat crying. I went to him, and he couldn’t use his back legs. Then I noticed maggots all on the back end of him. I took him inside right away to see how bad he was. I put him in bath to clean off maggots and with all the energy he had he jumped out of bathtub with no back legs to use. I thought he might have been hit by a car. Now thinking about it could maggots have been eating at him? And that paralyzed his back legs? I already took him in and had him put down. Because my initial thought was he was hit and suffering.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I would think that the paralysis came first then the maggots came afterwards; however without examining Channing or performing a necropsy I cannot determine the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Putush
Calico
2 Months
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Cat drooling and rotten tongue

My Kitten who is only 2 months of age ate an insect 4 days ago. And few hours after that it's tongue started to get rotten. The face swell up and was unable to eat anything for a day.
I cleaned the tongue with saline water and cotton. The swelled face has recovered but drooling started and the rotten tongue is not stopping at all. Very bad smell is coming out of the mouth and the drooling has reduced a little.
The tongue has gone to bluish black color which is I assume due to the venom of the insect it ate. It started eating small amount of milk and food from yesterday. But the bad smelling and rotten tongue is not showing any improvement.
Please kindly prescribe any medicine as I live in a place where there isn't any vets available where I can go with the kitten for checkup.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure that Putush will be okay with veterinary care. Without seeing her, I'm not sure what medications she may need. i think the best thing that you can do is continue to give her soft food mixed with water, and keep the area clean. I don't know if she will be okay, but I do hope so.

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kitten
tabby
2 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

none

got a kitten with maggots in her ears have very carefully removed them and going to flush with hydrogenpreoxide going to keep her in side one ear is very red ( not blood but as red as )on the inside the other is not anything else we need to do or watch out for

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should move from hydrogen peroxide to a more mild ear cleaner as hydrogen peroxide can cause some tissue irritation and may delay healing in some cases due to capillary constriction. Use the ear cleaner (available over the counter) and monitor for improvement; if there is no improvement over a few days you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Domestic cat
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Myasis

My cat had a inner wound that appeared from the inside of his tail and after that she got myasis and we treated that bit after few months i saw she got again the wound opened and hot myasis what to do i have not veterinarian in my city help

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not really sure from your description what is going on with your cat, but if there is a wound, it needs to be kept clean to prevent further infection and fly infestation. She may need antibiotics, and if there is a veterinarian in another city that you can see, it might be a good idea as this problem doesn't seem to be getting better.

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mani
Spotted cat
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating

my cat was infected with maggots yesterday.we didnt had a veterinarian nearby so i tried to heal it with turmeric powder .but i found out it didnt help.then i used turpentine oil to kill the maggots and then removed them from the body .it was about 80 maggots .but my cat is not speaking and she didnt eat anything she just drank water.should i add any antibiotic in water to help her recover well?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Maggots can cause a great deal of deep tissue infection, and Mani may need antibiotics or other medication to help her recover. If you can see a veterinarian, it is important to do so. I'm not sure that adding antibiotics to her water will be enough for her to overcome the maggot infestation. I hope that she is okay.

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Ming
Filipino cat
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Itching

I didn't read the response of the vet about the maggot thing condition of my cat. And besides im not that sure if its really the cause of maggots. He got this huge hard wound in his left face and if you look at it you can see the flesh on it. It scares me a lot and then his paw on the left is already swollen. I do not know what to do. I can't bring him in the vet cause I'm a busy person. Hope you will help me. Thankyou very much.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Regardless of how busy you are, you should take mind to a Veterinarian for an examination; the wound you’re describing sounds quite severe and I don’t think bathing it with a little dilute chlorhexidine and applying Neosporin is going to help it at all. Without examining Ming, I cannot give you any real constructive advice as I cannot determine severity. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Yes doc. Thankyou so much and Godbless!

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Tiny
American Shorthair
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

;(My cat is dying from worms how do I help h has had them for a year or so and he has been drinking nasty water with worms and maggots and tadpoles and mud inside and he is a stray cat and he gets a lot of big eye boogies and he

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Tiny is not doing well, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him and see what is going on with him and what treatment he may need.

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Casper
tabby
5 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Poop smells
The wound looks wet and redish

Hello my cat was also infected by maggots this happened 4months back.All the maggots were removed by the vet and sutures were also done;however, he kept opening it up which was fail.
We went for the second option which was keeping in the cage and applied topical meds, have already applied too many injections and given antibiotics but still the wound isn't healing.
Its been almost 3 and half months sometimes we feel the wound is healing and the other half whole our efforts goes for a toss.

Could please help us what else can we do so that the recovery happens quicker and his wound gets better and flesh comes back which was gone because the maggots.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It can be frustrating in these cases, but you should speak with your Veterinarian about debriding the wound and suturing it closed so that all dead or uneven tissue is removed and the wound can be surgically closed giving it a better chance of healing; during this time you should keep Casper with a cone on and in a cage so that the surgical site doesn’t get opened during the first week or so afterwards. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

STUPID:(

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Not named
stray
3 Days
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepiness

I have two brand new baby kittens with umbilical cords still attached, I found them in my front yard so we brought them inside to nurse them back to health after I put them in a box to see if the mother would come back for them but unfortunately she didn’t. We noticed they were covered in white flakes so my mom flea combed them to clean them because obviously we didn’t want to get the wet and risk them going into shock. We noticed the larvae and your website helped us figure out exactly what had happend but one of the kittens doesn’t have any open wounds but the other has a gash on its neck and small wound on its tail, their umbilical cords look free of larvae and we did our best to comb out all the larvae but I’m not sure how to flush out the wounds on the second kitten because it is so young I’ve been using a spray meant for all skin types of animals.. could you give me any further advice??

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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You can bathe the kittens, and clean those areas, you just need to make sure that they are kept in a warm area afterwards as they can't regulate their body temperature. Using a heating pad covered in a towel works well, you need to use caution, though, to not have it on a low setting and not too hot as they can burn their skin.

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Kenya
Not sure
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepiness
Lethargy
Swelling

My kitten got bitten by a bigger cat while playing outside. It went unnoticed for a few days but as soon as I noticed I began to flush the wound, clean it, and put ointment. There is a small hole, it is draining, and it is a little swollen around the area but I found a maggot inside! He hasn't been eating much, and I'm starting to worry. What should I do? Or what can I do for him?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Kenya has an infection to the point where it is contaminated by fly larva, he should be seen by a veterinarian, as they can clean up the area and give him antibiotics to heal the diseased tissues.

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Not named
stray
4 Days
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Bloody anus

I’m the person with the two kittens that still had their umbilical cords unfortunately the maggots got too deep into the neck wound and killed it before I could treat it. But the other kitten with no wounds is now spewing a lot blood out of its anus when I go to stimulate it to potty before feeding. Do you think the maggots are eating it from the inside and is there anything I can do to help???

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I can see that you asked a question to my colleague yesterday and have asked another two questions since so I’ll answer the two new questions together. It is unfortunate that you’ve lost one of the kittens in the meantime; however I don’t think the cause of the anal bleeding is due to the maggots but would strongly recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination to get the right care before we lose another kitten. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Not named
stray
5 Days
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Stench
Irritation
Bleeding

I have a newborn kitten not even a week old and it has severe anal bleeding when I go to simulate it to go to the bathroom, it had maggots on its fur but I’m not quite sure if we removed them all because they were so tiny and so many of them.. what do you think is causing the bleeding and how do I help it??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I can see that you asked a question to my colleague yesterday and have asked another two questions since so I’ll answer the two new questions together. It is unfortunate that you’ve lost one of the kittens in the meantime; however I don’t think the cause of the anal bleeding is due to the maggots but would strongly recommend visiting your Veterinarian for an examination to get the right care before we lose another kitten. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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No name
2 Days
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Has maggotd in fur and wont e
Has maggots in fur and wont eat

How do I get maggots off a two day old kittens fur? Also how can I get them to eat? We found 3 kittens that can't be more then a few days old covered in flys, maggots, and fleas we bathed them and put wound cleaner on them in hopes it would help which it did some but it seems no amount of cleaning will get them off so right now we have them in a box with a heating pad and have tried to get them to eat which they will not and at the moment we do not have the money to take them to the vets office! Please help!!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The kittens may be too sick to eat if they were being eaten by maggots. There may be something wrong with them that they will not survive. If you are keeping them warm, stimulating them to defecate and urinate, and trying to nurse them with a bottle and kitten formula, that may be all that you can do without further veterinary care. I hope that they are okay.

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Stray cat
2 Years
Serious condition
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Pain

Stray cat has a deep wound right beside scrotum. The cat has been losing weight has a snotty nose and lots of matted fur. I gave him some warmer on July 2 I expected not to see him again because he seems so weak and sick. He showed back up July 3 ate some food and let me gently work on some of his matts in his fur,I noticed the scrotal wound then, his fur in that area was damp and stinky. I managed to get some warm water with peroxide on a washcloth and pat around the area but he was standing and I was limited so I put some bacitracin ointment on a 2x2 gauze and stuck it to the area. Today he came back and I noticed a weekly worm around his tail so I wrapped him in a towel so we couldn’t get me with his claws laid him on his side and inspected the wound and it does have maggots in it. I made a dilute solution of warm water and Betadine and gently irrigated the wound as much as he would allow, A few worms came out but it appeared that there were still some in the wpins, how many I’m not sure. He is gone now, if he comes back I will try that process again. I’m just concerned about how dangerous this might be for him and I’m not sure I could collect him and get him to a vet

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is best to get them removed from the wound, if you can catch him again and hold him in a towel to get him to a Veterinarian it would be best; try not to remove any yourself as any which rupture may cause a severe reaction. Any large wound may also need attention from the Veterinarian as it may need to be sutured closed or debrided if there are no healthy wound margins. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jane Doe
Mix
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Bleeding

I have found a stray cat like two weeks ago, and I noticed the cat had a severe wound on it's neck. The cat left and came back today with an even worse wound on his neck. There are a lot of maggots in that wound. I feel terrible for the cat. I called animal control and they told me I had to rent a cage in order for them to take it. The only problem is the cat runs away.. is there any advice you can give and any medication that I can get from a vet that will help the cat calm down and relax? I would just love to know what to ask the vet for.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different medications or products which may be used, but it all depends on what your Veterinarian is comfortable giving without examining her first; we need to be sure that any animal will not be negatively affected by any medication (including sedatives) which may cause complications (‘m sure they will give something just I cannot speak on their behalf). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Stray kitten
stray
3 Days
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Maggots

I have a stray kitten that was born on Friday at work. The momma cat was not taking care of it properly. Tonight, she had it on the walk and it was swarmed by flies. We went out and got it when the tom cat acted like he was going to eat it. It is covered in fly eggs.On closer inspection it has tiny maggots coming out its backside too. It's eating well. I am getting water to room temp. and running it over its backside. It has pooped. I don't know about peeing. If I take this kitten to the vet, what kind of chance does it have of surviving? I have only successfully bottle raised a kitten once, and he didn't have these kind of problems. I want to know about the maggot problem though. I know I need a fine tooth comb for the eggs. I just want to know its chances, and what can I do for it until I take it to the vet. Thanks for your time.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining the stray I cannot give you any assurance of prognosis, but with the right treatment it may be given the best possible chance of survival; it is important to get the kitten fed, combed with a flea comb. A visit to a Veterinarian would be advisable to check the anus to determine if there are maggots or are just a heavy parasitic worm infestation. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

The baby did have maggots. I took her to the vet twice.They removed them on the first visit. She seemed to have been doing good at first. Because of the maggots it led to further problems. Unfortunately, she passed away tonight. Thanks for your time.

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Nemo
Stray cat
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Cant Move Legs

I have a cat and he is kinda abnormal because he looks so small for his age, at first my cat was like just an ordinary cat but a month ago
we've noticed that he couldn't stand straight and its hard for him to walk and couldn't poop at all and was hard for him to poop then few days ago he wouldn't eat then I try to pet him but I saw a wound near his rectum full of maggots!! What should I do? Can it still be cured? And how would it cost me? Im just a highschool student and it hurts looking at him right now! 😭

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should try to flush the maggots out of the wound, do not try to remove them by pulling since rupturing them may cause a severe local (or systemic) reaction; flushing with sterile saline may help but you should also visit your Veterinarian as antibiotics and other care may be required especially if you’re unable to flush the maggots out. I do understand that money can be tight, but it is best for the long run. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Juliet
Mix breed
2 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Irritation
anal inflammation
Maggots

My kitten has a severe case of maggots. Its stray so it stays outside alot plus it had previous problems with pooping and keeping itself clean. Now there are maggots in its anus and around the anus. I removed alot of them from around the anus but the ones in the anus are still irritating the cat very much. It has become very weary and inactive and wont drink milk. I am worried for it as it may die it seems. I put ointment around the anus where she was infected previously to prevents skin irritation. Another problem is that now the cat has stopped pooping and peeing due to the maggots. I have no idea what to do and I need advice asap. Please help.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If you aren't able to get veterinary care for Juliet, she may die from this infestation. The maggots will be eating her tissues from the inside if they are coming from her anus. She needs to be seen by a veterinarian and get care for those parasites.

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Stray
tabby
3 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Maggots inside body

I found a kitten in our barn and it can't hold it head up or anything but I gave it some milk in a dropper an got it a heating blankwt an still nothing. I had some injectable antibiotics from one of my cats from the month before, and gave it a dose but the next morning I noticed something moving on it and it was maggots and they are coming out of it's paw it's neck and mouth, I don't have money to take it to the vet, please tell me what to do to help?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A visit to a Veterinarian is recommended, however you should try to flush the maggots out with sterile saline; do not try to pull the maggots out as you may cause more issues for the kitten. See how flushing the maggots out goes, but you should think about taking the kitten to a charity clinic for an examination and treatment; I also wouldn’t recommend you using an antibiotic prescribed for another cat on this kitten. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chukko
Persian Cat
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My male persian cat has maggots in his stool. I found them when I was cleaning the litter. First I thought those are worms but now someone told me they are maggots. I checked my cat carefully, he does not have any wound or anything, neither does he go out. He is recently vomiting alot after eating. Also I feel his stomach is bloated from a week almost. Should I be worried or it is curable?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sometimes flies will lay there eggs on faecal material and they ‘hatch’ leading to the appearance of maggots in the stool; the faeces should be clear at time of defecation. You should be giving Chukko a regular anthelmintic and flea & tick medication as part of your prevention plan. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jack
Persian
3 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Infection

Medication Used

antibiotics and hydrogen peroxide

Hellow.. my cat's ear is almost eaten by maggots i went to the vet for the treatment, and till now 3 sections are completed, but the vet is using hydrogen peroxide in the treatment because chlorhexidine is not available here in a country.. Will my cat be okay with that? will he recover? And in how many month a recovery is possible?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Peroxide can slow the healing process due to capillary damage, however it is more important that any wounds are kept clean and secondary infections are prevented. Without examining Jack and monitoring his progress I cannot give you a time frame as I don’t know the severity or how he is responding to treatment, your Veterinarian will be able to tell you more. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thankyou

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Mustafa
Snowshoe
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Pain, maggots in his rectum

Hello, I'm Karla. Until recent I have given my two cats a different type of food from the usual one I always buy Friskies. For a few weeks ago both were eating the food but my older cat was suddenly getting sick. He was vomiting ( at first i thought it was furball) and then he was having diarrhea. Later he was having trouble pooping and would make movement of trying to poop but wouldn't poop at all as if he was holding it in that was 2 weeks ago hee started to do that. Until recent 4 or 5 days ago I checked his butthole and it was abnormal (the butthole was loose, and alittle open). Until two days ago now he hadnt been home and i found him today outside with poop and maggots already inside his rectum. Ive cleaned him but no matter what the maggots just keeps coming out to the point that I've put a baby diaper so he wouldn't infect the house or the other cat I have although my other cat is perfectly fine with the food. He is weak and when he moves he seems to be in pain, he doesn't want to eat the food that he normally eats or chicken, doesn't want to eat at all. At first I was giving him hydrogen peroxide in his rectum but I search that it could harm him instead of curing him or killing the maggots. And ive also given him Crazy Little Kittens Wormer although is mostly for tapeworms. I'm thinking of giving him Parasite Free Formula to kill the maggots inside. Would that work or would it severly make it worst?? Or is the condition worst to the point that he needs to see a vet? Note: He is weak and doesn't want to eat at all. And seems to be in pain and alittle bit of poops comes out but is more like diarrhea.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some parasitic worms can look like maggots when viewed from the rectum, but given the severity of the symptoms you should take both cats to your Veterinarian for an examination and if there are maggots they should be removed carefully (don’t try yourself as a ruptured maggot can cause serious complications) and medical treatment given. An effective anthelmintic should also be given but if there is a severe infestation, intestinal obstruction is a possible complication. Both cats should be treated to be sure. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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O
Persian
1year
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

myiasis

my cat are still in the clinic to be confine as the vet doctor says most half of his body already eaten by maggots they give him already antibiotics now his under observation but the vet says they force him to eat as he dont have any appetite although hes still have a dextrose .my question is how many his chance to survive as im really worried about his condition...thanks in advance

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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With the severity of the problem which you have described, there is a very poor prognosis; I haven’t examined your cat but if there is a problem as you described with a large portion of the skin affected, then recovery is not likely and the risk of secondary infection is high. This isn’t something which would occur overnight and should have been managed earlier. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jasper
American Shorthair
9 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sometimes doesn’t eat

We found maggots in our kitties litter box that may have been in there for more than a few days. I’m worried that it may have latched on to our cat but I’m not sure how to look, he seems okay but I just want to be sure.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Flies may lay eggs on faecal material that is left in a litter tray, you should ensure that the litter tray is cleaned daily and just keep an eye on Jasper’s fur for anything concerning and groom him regularly. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cami
moggy
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Possible fly eggs

I found 4 tiny white pellet type things in my cats fur and I’m worried they may have been fly eggs (it’s been incredibly hot & humid recently and we have had flies in the house most days)
I have treated her with advocate spot on- will this kill any remaining house fly eggs I may have missed? (if that’s what they were)
God forbid if I see any maggots on her I will take her to the vet immediately but I’m hoping it won’t come to that, is there anything else I can do just in case?
Thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Advocate (imidacloprid, moxidectin) or Revolution (selamectin) have been used against maggots in cats; you should thoroughly bathe Cami to be on the safe side and follow up with your Veterinarian to be on the safe side who would decide whether any additional treatment is required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sox 'N Boots
Kitten
2 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

maggot
crease of leg
small open wound

We found a young kitten we immediately took it to the vet because we noticed it had fleas and tiny maggots. We immediately took it to the vet they cleaned the kitten up and gave it capstar for the fleas and had informed us it would also kill off the maggots.The vet had told us if we see any maggots to rub some rubbing alcohol on the site where we see them. I am asking is there anything else we can do for the kitten to help its survival rate. The kitten is about a couple weeks old

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining the kitten I cannot give any specific advice apart from following your Veterinarian’s instructions and ensuring that the kitten remains fed/hydrated with a kitten milk replacer. Keep an eye on the kitten and return to your Veterinarian if any other issues or symptoms present. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Muffin
Tabbie
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating

I fed my cat this morning she didn’t touch none her food as far as I know I went back to it this afternoon and food in bowl with fly eggs on now she won’t eat fresh food but was not sure if it was because of the hot weather she has been rolling around on garden enjoying fuss

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should ensure that food and water is always kept fresh, thorough cleaning of the area and possibly opening a new bag of food may be needed; you should also use something to help control flies which is cat friendly. Muffin may just have a loss of appetite due to the whether or association of food being spoilt; keep an eye on her and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Amber
Mix breed
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Maggots in wound

Can I do anything to pry out maggots from a cats wounds? I noticed that she had a gaping wound and maggots inside the wound that I tried to flush out with salt water but it doesn't seem like that worked. She's really uncomfortable and I can't take her to the vet until tomorrow evening!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Maggots can be difficult to remove and may be easily ruptured causing localised reactions if pulled out; without examining Amber’s wound I cannot really recommend any other method since pouring antiseptic solutions on a wound may help flush out maggots but are also damaging to the health tissue needed for wound healing. Continue to flush out the best you can with sterile saline and visit a Veterinarian as soon as possible; maggots eat necrotic tissue. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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tiger
egytian mau
18 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

weight loss, due to lack of eating
intermintin heart murmur,
slow heart rate, rapid breathing,
swollen abdomin, micro sezuires,
dehydration,jaundice, lethargy
nausea,vomiting,lack of apitite

what are the physical syptoms spectrum of an 18 year old cat who eats wet food that is contaminated with fly eggs or larve

the syptoms he is currently displaying are as follows over the coarse of as of now 5 days the symptoms appeared suddenly in just a few days

lack of appitite no drinking
lethargy
vomiting as of yesterday
nausea
severe dehydration
high white blood cell count
high bands
presence of high beliruben
slight yellowish tint to his inner ear
weight loss of 1 pound in aprox. 4 to 5 days do to not eating or drinking
he has had an xray done showing no blockage
as well as a ultra sound done also showing no blockage or fluid retention
he is scheduled in the morning for a lower body ultra sound of his whole abdomen
he had blood work done so far not showing signs or multi organ failure and no signs or renal failure at this time
he is an indoor only cat and has been for 18 years
he has been to the vet multiple times and is now being seen at the uc davis vet hospital in davis California but I am very limited on finances and need some advice if his ultra sound does not reveal any mass or inflammation what else could cause these symptoms
his heart rate is also very slow for a cat but speeds up with stimulation to a normal rate
please help me with some possible ideas of what could be the culpurit or what some options maybe for his care

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different conditions which may affect a cat of Tiger’s age, the fly larvae or eggs may not have anything to the symptoms; the Veterinarians at UC Davis will be able to guide you better than I can and you should follow their guidance on this. I cannot think of any particular condition off the top of my head which would explain the symptoms on first glance. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baby
DOMESTIC
3 Days
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Found maggots in a 3 day old premature kittens ear canal. Noticed his head was wet,wiped the kiddens head and realized it was blood. Upon inspection found the left ear canal open. Than noticed something white. Removed 3 maggots with tweezers. Is there anything that can be done for him? He also started pooping oddly. Looks like he's pooping g coffee grinds in a diarrhea like substance.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Baby I cannot determine the severity of the ear canal or know what exactly is happening with the faeces; a faecal floatation test should be carried out to look for parasites and Baby should be checked by a Veterinarian to ensure that there are no other causes for concern. If you have other cats in the home, you should isolate Baby until you have the all clear from your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

How do you keep maggots away from a Paralyzed cat.

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Gage
Feline
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Loss of Appetite

Our cat disappeared for a few days and was later found laying unresponsive covered in maggots. Vet cleaned him up antibiotics shots and fluids, 3 days later barely eating, maggots continue to come out from pads of feet... Bathed 2x day.. help

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Gage was unresponsive when you found her, he may not recover from this level of damage. He may need intensive hospitalization and therapy, and if he isn't improving, he should be seen today for a recheck to see if he needs further care.

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Puppy (kitten)
Part bobtail and main coon
2 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

maggots and eye draining no sinus

My momma cat disappeared and left four babies one died.... but have three left... noticed one has maggots around it’s butt but I don’t have money to take to vet

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If the kittens are sick and maggots are eating them, you may not be able to save them. All you can do at home is to keep the kittens clean, wash the areas affected, and make sure they are eating and drinking. Many clinics do offer a free or discounted exam, and there may be a low cost clinic that can help them.

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Marina
tabby
3 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

2-3Maggots in stool
Maggots in stool

Hello, loving cat owner very scared. I just witnessed my two-3 week precious kitten poop out maggots:(. it was about 2-3. Please help any advice on what to do or what medicine would be great I am very scared about my kitty. Please help asap,
Thanks
Aaron

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Lazy
tabby
3 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Stool maggots
Blood In Stool

When i change my cat litter I have noticed that there are maggots in the litter. I try to clean the litter as much as every day or every other day. Could it be from flies because I had a whole bunch of flies in my house the other day.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Flies do lay eggs on fresh faeces which may why maggots are appearing in the litter tray; you should ensure the litter is changed daily and also do some fly control (either electric fly lamp, sticky strips etc…) if you have a lot of flies in your area. Also ensure that Lazy is wormed with an effective anthelmintic. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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FLUFFY
tabby
19 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Incontinence

My cat is 19 and is incontinent. I have to keep her outside as a result of this. She now has maggots around her bum area and her furr is matted. I tried washing her but she got really scared and the maggots wouldn't get out. What do I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should try to flush the maggots off/out, also remove any matted hair and keep the area around the anus clean; if there are wounds or any other issues you should think about visiting your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I have admitted a cat to a nearby ngo who had big open wound around his neck and skin were torn out. His wound was infected by maggots and it was badly smelling. I just wanted to know about how old those wounds are and are there any chances that the cat would survive after getting treated?

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Waffles
Persian
2 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Maggots coming out
Swelling in anal area

Her anal area is red and very swollen. There were faeces stuck around there as well. I've also cleaned it recently but there seems to be maggots crawling out of its anus. She's become really weak and unresponsive. I really dont know what to do cause the vet is an hour drive from here. Can I start with alcohol to clean her wound? Or are there any alternate chemicals that I can use to flush the maggots out? The vet from the nearest town told me that I have to wear gloves to poke back in her swelling anus. Please help.

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Fluffy
Domestic long hair
14 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Thyroid

Medication Used

Felimizole
non
Felimazole

Hi I has had to put my cat in sleep because maggots. What i should do better she has had 3 weeks ago all vaccinations and annual check up, malbimaxdeworming tablet and she was only spend time in her own garden with very clean environment.

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Mittens
Zebra
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Sleepy

It is late at night I will call and visit vet in morning I had a infestation of fruit fly larvae and I think there was some in the water. I'm not sure and she only drank a little.Iam worried to death, what do I look for what do I do, is there treatment. Please help [email protected]

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Bagu
stray
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Injury

Medication Used

Taxim-0

A stray cat who we take care of..got an injury which developed maggots within 2 days.docotors injected something and the maggots died which we removed with a tweezer and daily we used to clean the wound and do the dressing along which antibiotics and analgesics..near to healing..but the wound got afresh when the cat went out..now there's a big hole again in the wound..we couldn't see the maggots..but fear that they would develop again..
We applied acrylin and himax ointment as we do daily.. what extra precautions should be taken

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Lila
tabby
3 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

I don’t know

Hi we found a stray cat weeks ago and decided to keep it. We bought her all the food and water she needs. But she suddenly stopped eating her food. So I bought her soft food in a can. She ate a little but whenever she chewed, it sounded like there were rocks in her mouth. Also, she has a huge flap of skin open on her thigh. There was bleeding but the wound But She couldn’t walk straight and I just noticed there are now maggots on her open wound. She also has a weird pattern of breathing, if you look at her stomach. i don’t have money to take her to a vet but l also don’t want her to die. What should I do?

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Pepper
scotish fold
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

I dont know
Idj

So,today I woke up to notice something crawling around in my kittens food I took a look closer and I saw worms as in maggots I didn't now what to do so I had gone and told my grandpa he said to throw them out on the grass and that the worms will be eaten I did as told since I had never had this kind of disturbing experience.before that day I had placed some fresh food before throwing out the older food,which was clearly a mistake now I don't what to do,and don't know if the kitten had eaten any of them before I don't know the symptoms either and don't know how to check if it dose have the maggots inside of it,I also am unsure about being around the kitten to,so I wouldn't get any maggots either please this is ergant and I need help fast!

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