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Perry has screwworms :(
So, earlier in the week I noticed that Perry had these bumps on his leg and back end. One bump I usually don't worry about but there were 4-5 of them, so, suspecting screwworms, I called the vet and she came over on Tuesday and yep, that's what they are. The vet doesn't like to give the meds for screwworms to small dogs (ivermectin) so decided that he didn't need them at the moment and the best thing to do was to give him a really short puppy cut (so the bumps were easier to find and examine) and for me to keep an eye on them and (yuck) pull out the worms if/when I find any new ones (she dealt with the existing ones though most of them had already vacated the premise so to speak).
So, here is Perry's new, very short (I used the very smallest guide on the clippers) puppy cut. Other than it being shorter than usual (I usually use the next biggest guide), it doesn't look too bad I don't think. I did keep his ears and face (and tail) longer, but tried to trim the face/ ears down so they didn't look too ridiculous against the really short body.
Since we're traveling in a month, if they're not gone in 2 weeks he will need to go on the meds (the US travel health certificate has to certify that he's either clear or been treated for screw worms), so here's hoping that they are done by then.