Dime sized hole on dogs side, not oozing, no smell. Is it possible botfly hole…

Dime sized hole on dogs side, not oozing, no smell. Is it possible botfly hole? I have no upfront money for a vet. He has no fever and its not infected. We used neosporin and gave him amoxicillin. WHAT IS IT? Please help!

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

I have never seen a botfly that looks this bad/open, and they are usually later in the year in my experience.  Many vets now have credit options that they can offer (such as the Care Credit mentioned by Krista).  I really don’t like the look of this and would get him/her to a vet.  In the mean time I would apply hot saltwater pads a couple times per day.  Use epsom salts, or kosher salt if you have them.  Salt the hot water until it tastes like the ocean.  Apply to wound with a clean cloth and hold there until… Read more »