Question by  MPyles (201)

How do you treat warbles in cats?


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Warbles are the larvae of the bot-fly. Take your kit to the vet SOONEST, or deadly infection can ensue. The site needs to be incised, drained and antibiotics prescribed with follow-up care. This is not an "at-home" treatable condition. If these larvae infest close to the jugular or an artery, they can transect into them, causing a very painful death.


Answer by  chelle16127 (12)

As a Vet Tech, you don't HAVE to take the animal to the vet. Pop it OUTSIDE when it gets engourged, then pour peroxide in it. Retreat everyday! I swear it will go away... not many fatalities over this!


Answer by  suzq79 (6)

Put vaseline over the hole and it will get out pretty quickly because it can't breathe,then put antibiotic ointment on it until it is healed.


Answer by  bernardtak (35)

I would put some bleach in the hole to kill it. I know it sounds bad but my great uncle used clorox for warbles for years on goats, rabbits, cats or whatever on the farm and it worked and the animal was fine.


Answer by  harper2583 (466)

Wellprobley the besst thing you can do for your can for warbles in your cat it to take the cat to the vet and get the cat looked at and do what they tell you to do.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Flies are the beginning of warbles as they lay eggs on places a cat will "visit" and the cat picks them up. Anti parasite medicine and professional removal are cures.

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