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The gum of my dog is infected with maggots. I have cleaned ...

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The gum of my dog is infected with maggots. I have cleaned him up and taken out a lot of the maggots and killed those and have disposed off in a safe manner. The mussel/ region around the nose that is swollen.
Any suggestions?
dog breed : german spitz
age: 13 years
sex: male
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
In general maggots only infest infected tissue.
It could be your dog has an infection of a tooth or the gums or up in the nasal area.
You can use sterile saline solution to flush out the area to see if more maggots come out.
I'd plan on seeing the vet for an exam and perhaps antibiotics or dental care as whatever drew the flies to lay the eggs that hatched into maggots needs to be cleared up.
Hope this helps you!
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