Wolf Worm (Botfly) in Dogs: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Physical exam of the dog at the veterinarian

Unbeknownst to many pet owners, parasitic infections in dogs are quite common. A wolf worm infestation or Cuterebra are parasitic larvae laid by botflies that infect hosts at dogs. These botflies can be found throughout North America, Central America and parts of Canada and Mexico and are called wolf worms in the larval stage.

Why Is My Dog Pooping Blood?

a pug puppy pooping

Blood in your dog’s stool can be very alarming. As pet owners, we become intricately in tune with our pet’s daily habits, from their eating and drinking to their bowel movements. Monitoring dog’s poop is important and indicates to your dogs health and normal stool patterns. Blood in your dog’s stool can indicate an underlying issue.