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Old 08-06-2012, 12:25 PM
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Okay, so I made a post about Cali having an itchy bug bite a couple days ago.. fast forward to now, it doesn't really look like a normal bug bite.

It's still swollen up, and it has a hole in the top. I think it's full of fluid or something, because if you look at it, it seems like fluid comes up out of the hole and goes back in. She also doesn't like it being touched for too long.

I don't know if it's just infected from her continuously licking at it or what, but she's had bug bites on her stomach before and they looked nothing like this. It's on her upper right front leg and is pretty large considering she has very tiny legs.

I'm going to see if we can take her up to the vet, just to be sure it's nothing out of the ordinary.. but does anyone have any ideas?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:31 PM
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Google cuterebra and see if that's what it looks like. The fact that you're seeing the fluid seem like it's going in and out makes me suspicious. If that's what it is, you should be able to watch closely and see it moving into and out of view.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:50 PM
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That's exactly what it looks like. My mom is overcross right now but I'm going to show her the images and get her to call the vet and see if we can take her over. I have no sweet clue how she could've gotten one of those.. we haven't gone for walks since it's been too hot. She's gone to the barn and swimming and that's really it.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:26 PM
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Google cuterebra and see if that's what it looks like. The fact that you're seeing the fluid seem like it's going in and out makes me suspicious. If that's what it is, you should be able to watch closely and see it moving into and out of view.
That was my thinking too, but we just had a puppy come in last week that had a cuterebra removed so its super fresh in my mind. Unfortunately lol.

Definitely vet the soonest you can. It wasn't a big deal with the pup we had though. Just pulled it right out after taking lots of pics and video of it squirming around lol.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:08 PM
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That was my thinking too, but we just had a puppy come in last week that had a cuterebra removed so its super fresh in my mind. Unfortunately lol.

Definitely vet the soonest you can. It wasn't a big deal with the pup we had though. Just pulled it right out after taking lots of pics and video of it squirming around lol.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:11 PM
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Haha! Come on, it's cool
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:55 PM
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WELP, I googled "cuterebra" and now I need brain bleach, please.

Where's the smiley with the twitching eye?
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:59 PM
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My mom isn't really convinced.. but she said we can take her to the vet tomorrow as today as New Brunswick Day and the vet is closed apparently.

Apparently they're botfly larvae which makes perfect sense since boteggs are really common at the barn during summer months. I usually take a few off Major everyday.

I also admit that I am now disgusted at the fact that I was trying to squeeze and prod it early. Disgusting. I can't believe I didn't notice it earlier.. but hopefully it'll be fine until tomorrow and it won't get too much bigger.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:57 PM
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That's disgusting and I wish I didn't just google that...
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:07 PM
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Yah it's Civic Holiday here, yet I'm at work, and almost everything else is open. I only remembered cause I tried to call my vet
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