Is it bad for my dog to eat flies?

Asked By: Ettie Schultz
Date created: Mon, Feb 8, 2021 1:48 AM
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Yes. Flies can provide a nice game of catch for some dogs, and they're plenty safe to eat. Stinging insects, on the other hand, can “bite back” if bitten, causing irritation and swelling—or worse if a dog is allergic. But flies pose no threat to your pet.
Answered By: Geovanny Predovic
Date created: Tue, Feb 9, 2021 3:51 AM
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Flies can provide a nice game of catch for some dogs, and they're plenty safe to eat. Stinging insects, on the other hand, can “bite back” if bitten, causing irritation and swelling—or worse if a dog is allergic. But flies pose no threat to your pet.
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Yes. Flies can provide a nice game of catch for some dogs, and they're plenty safe to eat. Stinging insects, on the other hand, can “bite back” if bitten, causing irritation and swelling—or worse if a dog is allergic. But flies pose no threat to your pet.
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Dogs are accidental hosts of Cuterebra larvae.

They are most commonly infected when they are hunting rodents or rabbits and encounter the botfly larvae near the entryway to a rodent's burrow.

Most cases of warbles in dogs occur around the head and neck.

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When a fly lands on a tasty meal, which can be anything from animal feces to your lunch, they will often wander around to give their next meal a good taste before consuming it.
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Whether you have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel or a Labrador Retriever, the motion of a crawling beetle, wiggly worm or flying insect is sure to catch your dog's attention and activate his prey drive. Dogs have been known to eat flies, moths, grasshoppers, crickets and stink bugs, to name just a few.
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Fireflies can be poisonous not just to dogs and cats, but also to lizards, amphibians, and birds. Eating a lightning bug will simply cause an upset stomach in larger animals, but has been known to kill lizards and cats.
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Causes of Myiasis (Maggots) in Dogs

Myiasis is caused by a female fly, usually a blowfly, laying eggs in a festering wound, on areas of the skin that are consistently damp, or on areas of skin that are soiled by urine or feces.
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