Cuterebra is a type of parasitic fly that lays its eggs in host animals like rodents, rabbits, and even dogs and cats. The larva then burrows into the host’s skin and feeds on its flesh. If left untreated, the larva can cause serious infections and even death.
In the case of the little kitten, the Cuterebra larva was fortunately discovered and removed before it could cause any harm.
However, it’s important to keep an eye out for any unusual behavior or symptoms in our furry friends, as early detection and treatment is key in preventing the spread of parasitic infections.
If you suspect that your pet may have a Cuterebra infection, it’s best to seek veterinary care right away. Your vet can help remove the larva safely and prescribe any necessary medications to prevent infection and promote healing.
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