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my dog ate maggots

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by lisam, Jul 17, 2009.


  1. lisam

    lisam PetForums Newbie

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    this morning i caught my dog eating some maggots that had fell out of the sulo bin his been ok
    on his walk this evening i noticed 4 dead maggots in his poo can they cause him any harm
     
  2. Nonnie

    Nonnie PetForums VIP

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    I would have thought that the acidic nature of the stomach would kill them.

    However, i would advise you to ring your vets for advice.

    Btw, are you sure it was maggots in the feces and not worm segments? Is he wormed up to date?
     
  3. lisam

    lisam PetForums Newbie

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    yes it was maggots his upto date with his worming and i know they were maggots not worms will give vet a call
     
  4. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    maggots would be dissolved in his stomach acid. it is far stronger than humans.
    i have inadvertantly swallowed maggots when fishing as we used to put them in our mouth to warm them up so they would squiggle more in the water.

    i doubt if they were maggots, picture a scavenging dog over an animal corpse, fly covered and maggot ridden.

    perfectly natural really.
     
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