28 responses

  1. Pick_That_Puppy
    May 1, 2013

    Some of those were the size of SNAKES!

    poor pup

  2. Deb p aka @lovesalsa
    May 1, 2013

    I usually can’t watch these but since the doggie is fine, i got brave.

    I was so impressed by the other dog who was very attentive and supportive, just “being there” for his/her friend with the infestation. How sweet is that? Very touching, and I am so happy the infested doggie is ok now.

  3. popfiend/poppy
    May 1, 2013

    Poppin, that was a rough one to watch due to the volume of infestation. I am glad I got through it and that doggie made a full recovery.

  4. 3cysterscafe
    May 1, 2013

    Oh Poppintime, God bless you sweetheart! I was so upset watching this and in tears for this poor unfortunate pup, and I do still feel so bad for her. And I have know one to blame but myself for this either!! I unfortunately, did not read ANYTHING, not one stinkin thing, before I went in and watched this! I think I would have handled it in a much better way. I’m so thankful there was something in the comments about her health and how she’s doing now! This was an awesome post! Thank you so much for sharing everything with us! You rock cyster!

  5. justsqueezit
    May 2, 2013

    Son of a biscuit-eatin bulldogge! Pour some alcohol on those nasty worms and set em on fire! Yah, I know, circle of life and all that, but they are like ticks, only serving themselves…

  6. Twinz
    May 2, 2013

    Wow Poppintime that is one serious infestation. We only got to see the larva removed from one side of the dog. I am assuming the other side is just as bad.
    I am wondering why the vet didn’t give this poor puppy a tranquilizer. I am thinking more along the line of dog care here in the US. The cost of a tranquilizer, in Latin America may be to expensive.
    Poor puppy, glad to hear he made a full recovery.

    • goodtimebob
      May 2, 2013

      The post said they were in a rural area. Vets were not available. Plus no doubt cost would have been a factor. Tranqs might calm the dog down but probably wouldn’t do much for the pain.

    • leanne
      May 17, 2013

      Can’t lie….love bot fly vids!!!…watchin them squirt out and all that! This one however, was very difficult watching thru my tears. I reccomend reading the dialogue that’s posted with the video. From what I understand, this sweet pup was found where no resources…such as tranqulizers….were available and to “wait” would have been even more devastating to her life with the large infestation and the already obvious weakness of the animal……the larvae were just continuing to waste her away at an alarming rate!! I commend this gentleman for his devotion and determination to do everything he could as fast as possible despite the lack of resources…gloves, meds, tweezers etc. He most likely saved her life in being so quick to act without worrying about the minor things. He wanted to save her and that’s all that mattered to him. Amazing video and thanks so much for sharing. So so glad there’s a happy ending to this one. I recommend checking out the one with the howler monkey…..very very sad! Thanks again.

  7. Geoff
    May 2, 2013

    Poor pup : ( Glad he’s fine now. Unbelievable video!

  8. candy
    May 2, 2013

    I keep watching this video over and over again it’s like the gift that keeps on giving!!

  9. Ben
    May 2, 2013

    i like watching the botfly/screwfly, etc. removals, as the dogs must feel so much better afterwards. If i had a dog in a rural, third world country, i would check it over for them daily, why cant there owners? does poor have to mean couldnt care less? it costs nothing to get them out by squeezing them! grrrr!

  10. pokat70
    May 2, 2013

    poor fur baby :(

  11. CystFace
    May 2, 2013

    Reminds me of the one with the monkey. Poor dog

    • Twinz
      May 2, 2013

      The monkey video is hard to watch. That poor thing. He died a few days later.

    • medic8or
      May 3, 2013

      Me too, that monkey was heartbreaking

  12. molly
    May 2, 2013

    SO glad the doggie is ok now:) When my dog gets ticks I freak, I would be hysterical if this happened to my baby.

  13. Under Pressure
    May 2, 2013

    Seems to me that tweezers would have been a better way to extract them. That was a lot of squeezing, that seemed to be painful to the doggie. Regardless, I’m glad they were extracted. Good job all way around.

  14. medic8or
    May 3, 2013

    Poor little girl, must have been painful at some of those sites. Just want to treat her, bath her, feed her and let her lie on the foot of your bed at night in comfort. Some animals (and people) live a miserable existence.

  15. Stan
    May 3, 2013

    that is the toughest dog ever.
    I love the guy squeezing, the dog stops to whimper and he sshhhh’s him down then you can here him grunting as he goes back to squeezing the heck out the dog.

  16. sabeth17
    May 3, 2013

    Those things were huge!! I’m glad the dog is better.

  17. pussbuster
    May 4, 2013

    That’s awful.
    It may have paid to cover all the holes with Vaseline overnight to suffocate them.
    You’d have to keep him from licking it off, but once they are dead, I believe they come out much easier.
    I’ve seen some that were more than halfway out trying to get through the Vaseline.
    It’s is weird to think that tiny thing has lungs

  18. shampoohorns
    May 6, 2013

    Poor baby.

  19. pkpop
    May 6, 2013


  20. Ryu_Hirakashi
    May 8, 2013

    I absolutely loved this video. I’m glad the dog is healthy now. Instand favs list.

    May 8, 2013

    Poor doggie – wish there was a vaccine or some type of medicine to prevent those nasty things from infecting dogs!

  22. monstermash
    June 10, 2013

    poor dog, as well intentioned this man was, I think he didnt know how to properly squeeze the botfly out. He seemed to be very rude, not that he wanted, but just too strong. It gave me the impression that he was hurting the poor animal.

  23. zittylover
    July 14, 2013

    It hurts …. if the worm will not go out, it must be extracted with tweezers!
    poor doggie

  24. Courtney
    August 7, 2014

    Those were THE largest worms I’ve seen.. And I have seen a LOT of mango worm/botfly/myiasis infestations. They must have been living off of that poor dog for SO long to have gotten THAT enormous! Good thing that man was determined. To comment on a previous question I read, tweezers alone cannot extract these awful little things. The way they attach themselves inside the animal requires that intense pinch or squeeze to loosen the grip they have with their mouths or whatever they suck the life out of their poor victims with. You should google and see one up close, they’re terrifying!! Their excretions they leave behind can cause life-threatening infections as well. These creatures are seriously like, the spawn of satan. Lol

  25. DEBLYN
    November 5, 2014


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