- The young kitten had a large Cuterebra larva buried in it’s nostril.
- The vet used surgical forceps to extract the giant worm from the nose of the kitten.
- The trainer sought support when the kitten developed a ‘chronic nasal discharge
This was a horrifying and a painful moment when a massive larva was removed from the tiny nose of an eight-week-old kitten in North Carolina.
Footage recorded on the 7th of November shows a vet removing the parasite from the nose of the kitten using a surgical forceps, and what is revealed is an unusually large botfly larva.
The kitten had a chronic nasal discharge when she arrived at the Animal Care East veterinary hospital in Winterville.
The filmer told Newsflare that when the eight-week-old kitten was presented at the clinic, it had a chronic history of sneezing and oculonasal discharge and had a grossly distended right nostrum.
He had decided to sedate the kitten and he would have never guessed that there would be a gigantic botfly in there!
These are roughly around a centimeter or so in length and found burrowed into the skin – this was the largest one I have ever seen … and that too in the nose!
The owner reported that the kitten is back to better now with no concerns with no discharge, no more sneezing.
This was such an awesome outcome for a great kitten, a great pet owner and even for us. It was a great relief to know that the tiny kitten is safe and doing well.
I would however salute the bravery of the little kitten. How calm and cool was it, completing trusting its owner and the Vet.
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