How do I get rid of warble on my dog? Treatment depends on when the condition is discovered. If the condition is diagnosed before the warble leaves the skin, the warble will be removed and the injured tissues will be debrided or surgically removed. Antibiotics are usually prescribed to combat any secondary bacterial infection.
Do warbles hurt dogs? Warbles Can Migrate Near Nerves, Tissues, or Organs
Sometimes (rarely) warbles can find their way to dangerous territory in your dog’s body. If this happens, surgery may be too tricky or dangerous to completely remove the larvae. Warbles that cause central nervous system complications are much harder to treat.
What causes warbles in dogs? After approximately 3-4 weeks, the larva forms a visible nodule (a warble) with an external breathing hole. After completing development, the larva exits the host and pupates on the ground. Dogs may become infected by coming into contact with botfly larva that is present in rabbit or rodent burrows.
How do you treat warbles? Veterinarians can remove warbles in a number of different ways, including: Anesthetizing the cat, surgically widening the opening in the skin and removing the botfly with a pair of hemostats or tweezers. If the opening in the skin is large, the botfly is small and the cat is cooperative, surgery may not be necessary.