Fly Bitten Ears

definition:
Fly bites cause a common condition in outside dogs, often called “fly strike.” It occurs when flies land on and bite the tips and top surface of the dog’s ears. They are biting the dog to obtain a blood meal and the bite is often painful. Because of the thin skin and hair on the ears and the inability of the dog to defend his ears, flies will seek out this location.

Cats are much less likely to acquire fly bites.

etiology:
Blood spots or flies congregating near your dog’s ears generally mean fly bites are occurring. The bite wounds attract flies which may lay their eggs in the damaged tissue. These will later hatch into maggots.

signs and symptoms:
Blood spots or flies congregating near your dog’s ears generally mean fly bites are occurring. The bite wounds attract flies which may lay their eggs in the damaged tissue. These will later hatch into maggots.

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