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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 04:45 PM
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Yes, they are. Bot flies are bot flies. And they not uncommonly cause these problems in cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, etc. The larva is "laid" inside the animal--ick!
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-27-2012, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the feedback! I took the cat to the Vet who didn't know the cause & never mentioned Bott flies. It's been 1+ week now and he's healing quite well as the wound is mostly closed. He has to wear the 'cone of shame' and can't go outside, but with the antibiotics & regular wound cleaning he'll be back to 100% soon.
Also I had the clinic do an X-ray and thankfully it was confirmed that there was no bb inside him.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-28-2012, 03:00 PM
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Yes, they are. Bot flies are bot flies. And they not uncommonly cause these problems in cats, dogs, rabbits, horses, etc. The larva is "laid" inside the animal--ick!
Very interesting - here the biggest problem is intestinal in horses with the larvae developing internally. I've know external problems in rabbits but not that commonly and none in cats or dogs.
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I just took my cat to the vet for a wound that looked exactly like this. It was an abscess that had burst. The cause was a cat bite. It was at the base of the tail, a favorite place for cats to bite each other. Along with antibiotics, my vet recommended applying a black tea bag to help it drain.

Because of the location of the OP cat's wound, I think it is an abscess. They can be very startling and gaping. Seen many.
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