How do I get rid of maggots on my dog at home? Find Out Here

Examine the wounds daily to make sure they haven’t been re-infested. Sometimes there may be pus in the wound. Flush it out thoroughly with Iodine/Betadine/Wokadine before proceeding with the Nebasulf powder.

During this time, the maximum number of rescues that PFA is doing all over India is of maggot cases. Mainly dogs but a lot of donkeys and cows.

If you are an animal carer/feeder this is what you need to have in your first aid box. I am taking everything written below from Welfare of Stray Animals run by Abodh Aras who has been doing a wonderful job in Mumbai for many years.

Some weeks ago, I made a WhatsApp group for just my People for Animals unit heads. There are about 200 of them on the group. It was the best thing to do because now I see their work every day and each one of them is a blessing to India. They rescue the most wounded, terrified creatures. Animals that have huge cancerous growth on their horns, legs run over by cars, heads and throats eaten by maggots. PFA teams pick them up fearlessly, climb trees and go down wells, go into collapsed buildings to pick up cages of lovebirds and into swamps to rescue stranded cattle. I am full of admiration for these selfless amazing heroes.

However, maggots are surprisingly simple to get rid of, once you’ve learnt how. Except for very serious cases, the dog doesn’t even need to be hospitalized. Even first aid volunteers can do it without needing the intervention of a Vet.

What kills maggots instantly home remedies?

Using lime or lemon juice will kill maggots. Sprinkling a large amount of salt over them also does the trick. Strong vinegar or boiling water will kill them as well.

How do I get rid of maggots on my dog’s house?

Post which, you can continue the dressing with the application of tincture iodine or povidone solutions and close the wound. This will suffocate any remaining maggots, if any, which can then be removed in the next dressing cycle.

Pour boiling water over maggots to kill them instantly. If you want, you can add a cup of bleach and 1 1/2 cups of hydrogen peroxide to a gallon of boiling water.

How do I get rid of maggots on my dog at home?