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Postby APBTlvr » March 11th, 2009, 11:02 am

The other day I was playing with my dog and I noticed something white in between his toes, looked like a miniature worm. I proceeded to remove it and it felt like it was stuck on my dog's skin and when I pulled it it made a "click" sounds and my dog started bleeding from where I pulled it. I cleaned the blood and looked at where the "bloodsucker" was at and it looked like a little hole there. I monitored his paw and it is perfectly fine. The little bloodsucker looked like a mini wormie but it almost seemed not alive, it did not move, i did not see a head... I wonder what the hell was it?

Also my dog is on Advantage and I am usually meticulous - the 1st of every month he gets an application and I still got a bloodsucker? :-)
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Postby amazincc » March 11th, 2009, 11:07 am

A tick???
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Postby APBTlvr » March 11th, 2009, 2:11 pm

amazincc wrote:A tick???


Not really... it did not look like a tick at all... it looked like a miniature white worm... never seen anything like it. It almost looked dead, it did not really move, didn't see a head, didn't have little legs, nothing. But it obviously was sucking blood out of my dog because when I pulled it out, the dog started bleeding...
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Postby BigDogBuford » March 11th, 2009, 2:45 pm

APBTlvr wrote:
amazincc wrote:A tick???


Not really... it did not look like a tick at all... it looked like a miniature white worm... never seen anything like it. It almost looked dead, it did not really move, didn't see a head, didn't have little legs, nothing. But it obviously was sucking blood out of my dog because when I pulled it out, the dog started bleeding...


Maggot? Cutarebra?
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Postby APBTlvr » March 11th, 2009, 3:20 pm

Maggot? Cutarebra?[/quote]

Looked like a maggot... never knew they suck blood though...
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Postby BigDogBuford » March 11th, 2009, 3:27 pm

APBTlvr wrote:Looked like a maggot... never knew they suck blood though...


Well, they eat flesh which contains blood. :| An
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Postby Marinepits » March 11th, 2009, 3:35 pm

Maggot
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » March 11th, 2009, 4:57 pm

:puke:
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Postby amazincc » March 11th, 2009, 5:48 pm

So... does that mean the dog has an open wound or an infection???

Fair warning... some of the info is really gross.
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Postby katiek0417 » March 11th, 2009, 6:08 pm

pitbullmamaliz wrote::puke:


I second that....
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Postby SisMorphine » March 11th, 2009, 6:11 pm

I once watched as a maggot ate it's way through a kitten's bellybutton . . . from the inside out. I hate maggots, they give me nightmares!!
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Postby Marinepits » March 11th, 2009, 6:21 pm

amazincc wrote:So... does that mean the dog has an open wound or an infection???


Not necessarily -- he could have just stepped in something nasty and the maggot hitched a ride. :neutral:
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Postby cheekymunkee » March 11th, 2009, 7:30 pm

WHY did I read this thread?????
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Postby demolitionic » March 11th, 2009, 7:31 pm

Holy fuckin balls :shock:

My skin just started crawling and now I itch :shock:
Time to nut up or shut up.
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Postby APBTlvr » March 18th, 2009, 8:21 pm

gross bloodsucking maggots :-) amazincc - looked exactly like a maggot, but smaller - so I'm guessing a baby maggot, gross! Anyway I took it off of him. It's been couple of weeks now and the site where the maggot was sucking blood has no infection, no swelling and no marks, so I am assuming its fine!
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