Lucky- More Mangoworm Than Dog


WARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh Most BIG Warning!
MYIASIS – Maggots, Larva, Nasty Stuff.
Please, Viewer Discretion Advised – Nay, Required! ;)
WARNING ENDED.

Poor (Un)Lucky is getting a 4 part treatment. The whole Story!

(NOTE: The original videos were split into 4, but as they took place at the Vet Clinic Gambia, they also posted Lucky’s story just recently and melded the four videos into one. So, that is the video posted, for ease of viewing. )

YT Commentary:

“”Mangoworms” (Cordylobia anthropophaga – maggots) are removed from a Gambian local dog.
http://www.vetclinicgambia.com/
P.S.
We have a rule here: If you want to cry for gloves, you have to donate to the clinic first!”

RUNTIME: 3min 43sec


ORIGINALS:
TITLE: “Mangoworms Lucky I,II,III,IV”
YT INFO: Published on Aug 28, 2012 by Cordylobia Anthropophaga

THIS COPY:
TITLE: “Kind of” Lucky – Mangoworms – Cordylobia anthropophaga
YT INFO: Published on Oct 8, 2012 by VetClinicGambia

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77 Comments on “Lucky- More Mangoworm Than Dog

  1. On the one hand it’s cool as hell to see all the mango worms popped out but it’s also hard to see the dog infested with them

    1. 2 questions…is it painful for the dog when the worms get pinched out, and will he get sick from ingesting them?

      1. I don’t know if it is painful to have them squeezed out, but it is not dangerous to digest them. They are a great source of protein. Believe it or not, the vet actually answered that exact question somewhere on youtube :)

    2. Nice find spicycrisypuuppy , my hats of to ya on this one. The vet in the video was a little harsh , these people took the dog to him for help, and it seemed he was giving them shit for it , I don’t know weird to me

      1. I’d have an ear ful for them too. That kind of infection takes a decent time to build up. He said on the video too that they could have done this themselves and that it was easy to do. He even offered to show them and they refused. If it was me, I’d not be giving them the dog back, even though I know mangoworms are a huge issue for all dogs regardless of how well kept they are. Well kept dogs don’t get this infected though! JMO

      2. I understand what your getting at, but I disagree. Perhaps it’s because I work in healthcare that I can understand the fatigue and frustration that comes with doing your job and having a client who doesn’t want to learn how to help themselves. I believe that is what he was getting at. This is a simple thing to do. The owners didn’t even want to consider performing it themselves and it frustrated the vet. I don’t think he was giving them sh*t over it, I think he cares to much and because of that it comes out sounding tired and uncaring, but you don’t get that way unless you care to much. Just my opinion …but it’s how I interpreted his demeanor and I would have likely acted the same with the owners.

      3. I used to work at a veterinary clinic. We would have given the owners a lot more of a talking to than this poor vet did, and we would have considered pushing for them to release the dog for rehoming. This kind of infestation is so preventable. So no, I think the vet was actually very gentle.

  2. Poor puppy, gross

    1. Pick_That_Puppy says:

      Ya know, They might want to consider a different name for “Lucky”….

  3. Ewww, I can’t believe this dog was eating those worms. That’s just totally disgusting. That can’t be healthy…
    Glad all of them got out though.

  4. I would have liked to see all the extraction of these worms, but absolutely not i liked the part that the dog has eaten!

    1. PLZ tell me it was just how dogs like to eat and chew on things rather than for nourishment! I’m usually able to watch them but when there were pictures of Chihuahua’s (my dear doggie) – it was just TOO much! I wish they would eradicate that fly!!!!!!!!!!

  5. strongstomach says:

    That poor dog. The owners wont take the worms out? Sheesh, yeah the dog eating the worms after…i couldnt watch the whole thing.

  6. 3cysterscafe says:

    That poor dog, so many mango worms! I couldn’t stomach watching him eat them! Almost made me hurl! Glad to see you posting SCP! You go girl, Great post!

    1. That almost made me hurl too, but not because he was eating the worms. Dogs eat worms and insects all the time. The condition he was in made me want to hurl. The owners freaking out about him eating the worms but refusing to be shown how to squeeze out the worms themselves made me want to hurl on them.

      1. Own a pet have to be prepared to deal with bodily functions and other not so nice things. Their responsibility to take care of the dog.

    2. Thank you, 3c! I agree, it was hard to watch, but my dogs have eaten plenty of nasty things. You never get used to it.,

  7. I have already commented on this vid…

    But I LOVE the;

    “P.S.
    We have a rule here: If you want to cry for gloves, you have to donate to the clinic first!”

    Well said.

  8. bumpypickins says:

    Lucky: “Ouch, that smarts. Hey, here’s a snack!” Poor Lucky. Well, at least they cared enough to take him to the clinic. He needs a doggie hammock, or platform so he’s not lying on the dirt.

  9. Doggie eating the worms in retaliation of them infesting him! seriously though, i’m glad they are getting them out of him, poor puppy.

  10. The stomach acids would destroy the worms. It has a high ick factor. but my Golden Retriever (RIP) would jump the fence and roll in dead dear guts.
    (and you thought they smelled bad on the OUTSIDE.)

    1. justsqueezit says:

      That ranks up there with chicken and duck guts, doesn’t it? Think I blocked out deer smell; but for pervasiveness, I still gotta hand it to skunk spray! THAT will bring you out of a dead sleep, lol…
      Poor (Un)Lucky needs all the protien he can get to help heal all those wounds…

      1. I don’t know why you got thumbed down like that- you’re right, the smell is horrible. I’d like to think the owners will prevent this in the future, but they probably won’t.

  11. WOW! That was incredible. I agree completely with popper01′s comment, and, needless to say, that puppy had A LOT of mango worms!! I tried to submit a video with a 3 wk. old puppy that had pretty many worms; now I’m glad it didn’t get shown because it paled in comparison to this one!! Thanks for sharing, s.c.p.!!!

    1. Don’t feel too bad, wbinlv, on another site I saw one of a very young puppy having worms removed, but in the comments they had to tell that the puppy died. Dammit. I didn’t like it so much after that.
      At least poor (un)Lucky was looking good again after 24 hours
      Yeah, thanks SCP for the post!

      1. @Sunbeam – the puppy died? I won’t watch another mango worm video again – too hard on the emotions.

      2. That is exactly why we won’t post that particular video. Sometimes it is too much to handle. The amount of infestation on the puppy was horrendous. I don’t think any of the litter survived. Micha and his wife at the clinic (the owners) do an intense amount of humanitarian work with the street dogs and strays. The puppies were rescues… just not in time.

        Good video, spicy!

        ~ H.S.

    2. I did want to add that I’m glad it looked like Lucky was going to be OK!! Too bad he had to sufferat all, though. (He wouldn’t have to as much if the family had listened to the Vet, who cracked me up, by the way.)

    3. Ive seen that one, they said the puppy died due to the fact the worms depleated the protien in the dog. As gross as it looked it was prob a good thing Lucky ate the worms.

  12. why the hell didn’t they care of this at the vet clinic I mean really I now he mint well,but the dog needed more help then what they gave him,stupid owner I mean she overzealous doesn’t about her dog,Im sorry to say this but if she really did care she’d get off her lazy ass,sorry about the language,but it true I made a mistake in watching this.

    sorry spicy,it’s not your fault that happened

    1. just angry with the girl not everybody else

    2. I completely agree!! This is animal neglect, it does not just get like that over night!!! If you have money for an iphone, and a house like the one you are in, then you have money to take your poor animal to the vet. If you are not going to take care of your animals, do the poor helpless animals a favor and let someone who really cares for them have the animals. Ohh and to the owners, people like you should be sterilized, because if this is how you treat your poor animals, you have no business having children.

      1. Regardless if they are at the vet, look at how long they waited. That poor animal deserves better owners.

      2. @Jessica ,the owners were in Germany,someone else was taking care of Lucky while they were gone…
        As soon as they got back,they brought the poor dog to the vet (Gambia Vet Clinic ,or something like that).
        So they are not bad owners.This clinic alone see more than 10 mangoworm infested dogs per week (average!).

        But I didnt like the fact that they werent “hands on” to desinfect Lucky right away (they were probably grossed out,as most ppl would be).

        So NO,they did not waited at all…but if you just saw this video,I can see your point.

      3. The owners of this dog were NOT in Germany. That is another dog completely

      4. I am sorry @texaschic and @Jessica …..

        I was wrong….It wasnt Lucky but Zuri the dog (at the same clinic in Gambia)
        So Idk abt these owner, they might very well be evil…

        texaschic ,you were absolutely right,Tnx.

  13. just deleted my reply’s but they didn’t delete here and I don’t now why,so anyway I’m sorry that I got a little mad there I did luck back and read the top,I didn’t realizes they where there at the clinic,so I apologizes to spicy and everybody else that read that.I’m just very edgy about those things,

    I’m glad he’s getting better

  14. Aside from this dog getting some releif my favorite part is when the doc says “YOU DONT HAVE ANYONE AT HOME WHO CAN TAKE OUT THE WORMS”

    USER: “NO CAUSE YOU HAVE TO PUT SOMETHING ON ONCE THEY OUT

    DOC: “NO THATS BULLSHIT, SUCH AN EASY THING”

    lol love it!!!

    1. LOL yea, I saw these vids on YT few weeks ago and I agree, love it when the vet calls the owners on it and says “That’s Bullsh*t”.

      1. With that attitude, I wonder why the owner brought the dog to vet at all? Glad he called him on the carpet about being too lazy to take care of the animal!! :)

  15. Need to change the name to Unlucky.

    1. Nahh…Cuz in Gambia,all dogs will have the same name! lol

  16. PlzEyeInCyst says:

    Yeah, I think we are done here, no reason reason to continue this site after that.

    1. What? Are you gonna let that mildly disgusting vid shut you down? I’ve seen ‘WAY worse than that–like the poor little black kid with the abcess they stick their entire hand and wrist up inside, while the vilest yellow guck is squirting all over the place….while the kids’ legs are just twitching away from the pain….never let THAT stop me even, but it came damned close. (I can’t watch those kindsa vids anymore) But, it never got in the way of my love for a good sebac!

  17. The worst part is they make a shot you can give to the dog, that keeps him from getting worms.
    Lazy owners

    1. Hi @pussbuster ,
      I’ve been looking everywhere to find this vaccine and I cannot find it,
      so could give me a link,a name or something to find this vaccine.

      I even wrote to the “VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDECINE” they told me that the only thing that work with Cordylobia anthropophaga (mangoworms),its prevention ( grooming, good hygiene, and the use of topical insecticidal shampoos and repellents).

      I even wrote to the vet in question (fr the Gambia Clinic)…No responses!
      So pussbuster,a link or a name would be very appreciated.
      (cuz we see many dogs cases,but A LOT of human being are being infected as well…remember tha Lady with the infected breast?)
      Well,thanks in advance!

  18. Whoever this poor dog belongs to doesn’t deserve to have him!! I agree with the dr it is bull that no one can take them out at home. That makes me so angry. The dr. was even going to show them how to remove the worms and why didn’t someone stop the dog from eating them? Not to mention the fact that the dog was so incredibly thin! Guess I got just a little upset about this.

    1. Eating the worm is good for the dog and its the Doctor himself that told them to let the dog eat the worms…Its probably the best proteins he can get!

      We’ve seen many many vids from that clinic in Gambia (The Republic of The Gambia in West Africa) ,and I’ve never seen a fat dog there.

      We all get upset over these thing,but what good pointing fingers will do if we dont have all the facts?
      Is the dog all right?Thats what I wanna know.
      Dont wanna sound like a demagogue but its my opinion.

  19. spicy, good shot!! Great to see the dog wagging its tail at the end. That makes it even more rewarding.

  20. Well I do like Fido’s revenge. Little suckers fed on him so he fed on them. Death to the worm, protein for the dog.

    Dog 1
    Worms 0

    nom nom nom

  21. Poor Dog, It’s sad when people refuse to take a hands on approach to their animal. If they didn’t feel comfortable taking them out with their bare hands they could’ve simple worn gloves.. I don’t understand why everyone is freaking out over the fact the dog ate some of the worms, it’s what dogs and cats do in the wild, they’re a great source of protein.. There are much worse things that a dog can eat than a little mango worm, they absolutely love to eat fecal matter whether it be their own or another dogs, cats, etc… Of course if you don’t see it doesn’t really happen right?

  22. According to the Vet, this dog died shortly afterwards. At best is cuts a dog’s life in half. And it’s owner neglect that causes this. Pretty sad.

    1. This dog did not die shortly after. The doctor said in the video that he was healing nicely. There was a 3 week old puppy that died at that clinic not this dog

      1. I was told by this vet that this dog id dead.

      2. Abraham Lincoln said that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet. The Vet’s comments on the videos say Lucky healed fine.

    2. what I didn’t now that

  23. Animals can’t speak out for themselves so anytime I see what looks wrong when it comes to their care or lack thereof I find it difficult to hold my peace. As an animal lover if I don’t care for properly or mistreat my pet someone should point fingers at me. I would fully deserve it. I’m just sayin

  24. And”Lucky”had the ultimate Revenge!He Consumed the Mango Worms that Were Consuming him!!!

  25. OMG… this poor dog!!! Lets take the worms out just so the dog can eat them! What assholes!!!

  26. Novelty Fishhead says:

    Yikes that’s a lot of maggots, it is good that this fellow got helped and healed quickly. :D

  27. Mangoworms are the worst videos for me to look at. Especially in a dog or cat. It took me three days to get the guts to watch… I hope he is rid of all of them. I can’t imagine dealing with them in my dog.

  28. I love when the vet says “that’s bullshit” when the owners balk at his suggestion they take out the worms themselves. If you can’t take care of an animal, then don’t own one. Lazy ignoramuses! I would never allow my pet to suffer like that!

    1. I didn’t say “that’s ZIT”! Gawd, I hate censorship! This is not a children’s website, so stop with the censorship, please.

  29. I would cry so hard if that were one of my girls. Poor lucky. I am amazed at the healing in just one day. Stupid worms!!!

  30. I have to admit I know next to nothing about these worms or how an infestation comes to be. I can’t help but feel angry at the owners, just my gut reaction.

  31. my God, poor boy. I do not understand those people, how could they let go in such a state.
    Are they letting the worms eat it anymore.

  32. I see absolutely nothing wrong with the Vet encouraging Lucky to eat the worms. Think of it..The worms have been using Lucky as their own personal buffet and sole food source. Should a puppy have been infested with that amount of mango worms he/ she would be dead. The Mango worms eat away consuming any nutrients that the food provides and essential to staying alive.and if not removed means death is imminent. So it would stand to reason that by eating them he is getting back what they took or ate from him,, lol

  33. Yeah, I cannot watch this. With people who have zits or cysts they are making a choice as to seek professional treatment or not and whether to be filmed for this site or not. Our pets rely on us for their care. For lucky to get to the state so full of worms is animal abuse. I thought the Vet was very restrained in berating the stupid owners. I would have much more to say to them.

  34. These Zitting ppl DO NOT deserve to have poor Lucky.As the good Dr said “This is such Bullshit”Cannot let it hgo that bad!!Just pop’em out and go use’em for fishing bait!!!

  35. Send me Lucky I think I could take care of him, Besides we do not have Mango worms here. I do hope Lucky was OK. The owner sat there and LAUGHED OH NO I CAN’T DO IT. SHE SHOULD BE VERY ASHAMBED OF HERSELF. THANK YOU DR WE KNOW YOU DO ALOT OF YOUR VET CARE PRO BONO, SO E MAIL ME IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AS IN INSTRUMENTS GLOVES ETC. I WORK IN A HOSPITAL WE THROW OUT GOOD INSTRUMENTS. I MAINLY TAKE THEM TO MY VET, BUT I THINK YOU COULD USE THEM MORE THAN SHE DOES. SHE CAN AFFORD TO BUY HER STUFF. SHE DOES NO PRO BONO AND YOU HAVE TO PAY BEFORE YOUR ANIMAL IS SEEN. THIS DOG OWNER SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED A HEFTY SUM. SHE DIDN,T CARE ENOUGH ABOUT HER DOG TO EVEN WATCH WHAT YOU WERE DOING AND YOU WERE RIGHT THAT WAS BULL —- PKPOP

  36. thedixiecrystal says:

    I think we forget that dogs & cats in other parts of the world especially in Africa, The Gambia where Lucky is the owners don’t look as animals as part of the family like Americans or Europeans. The German Vet does a very good job of taking care of strays, which somebody correct if I’m wrong, Lucky was. As for gloves he wasn’t doing major surgery so I don’t see the problem with him not wearing gloves, which he does do. I have donated money to the clinic to help with strays. The German Doc & his partner are doing really good work for the place they are in.

  37. Clearly the dr and his assistant are very gentle and caring. My dog freaks out way more when I take her to get her nails trimmed! The dog seems to know they are here to help, even if it hurts. Amazed by how good the dog was too!

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