Firing A Huge Cuterebra Maggot From Inside A Kitten

Cuterebra is a type of fly that lays its eggs on the skin of animals. When the eggs hatch, the larvae burrow into the animal’s skin and start to grow. If left untreated, the larvae can cause serious damage and even death.

In the case of a kitten, a Cuterebra maggot can be especially dangerous. Kittens have delicate skin and are more susceptible to infections. So, if you suspect that your kitten has a Cuterebra maggot, it is important to act fast.

Here are some steps to take if you need to remove a Cuterebra maggot from your kitten:

  • First, try to stay calm. Your kitten will pick up on your anxiety and become more stressed.
  • Gently restrain your kitten, making sure not to hurt it.

  • Use a pair of tweezers or forceps to grab the maggot as close to the skin as possible.
  • Slowly and carefully pull the maggot out of the kitten’s skin. Make sure not to break the maggot, as this can cause an infection.
  • Once you have removed the maggot, clean the area with antiseptic and keep an eye on your kitten for any signs of infection or discomfort.


Remember, prevention is always better than cure. To help prevent your kitten from getting Cuterebra maggots, keep it indoors and make sure it is up to date on its flea and tick medication.

Source: ViacomCBS Inc.

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