Flying insects can easily infect your dog. They can also carry a wide range of diseases. While it is impossible to avoid the problem completely, you can do a few things to protect your dog. The first thing you should do is avoid exposing your dog to flies. Keeping the environment as clean as possible is vital.
Flies carry worms, which can infect your dog. Symptoms include sores on the affected dog’s body and skin. These sores can be accompanied by maggots. The vet will sedate your dog and clean the affected area to get rid of these maggots. If the infestation is severe, your dog may lose appetite and energy.
Worms are usually not fatal to dogs, but they can be painful. If you see maggots in your dog’s stools, it’s likely that he has worms. These critters hatch from flies and feed on dead tissue and excrement. If you notice maggots in your dog’s feces, you should take him to the vet right away. Other symptoms of worm infestation include diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, abdominal pain, and a bloated appearance.
Infected dogs may also have a condition called myiasis. Myiasis is a condition in which flies release maggots. This infection is particularly common in warm, humid environments. Dogs with mobility issues or chronic skin conditions are also more prone to myiasis. Fortunately, there are many effective dewormers that can be used to remove these parasites.