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my dog has been eating crane fly larvae. is this dangerous

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my dog has been eating crane fly larvae. is this dangerous for him?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Hello,
I am sorry to hear you are worried about Archie. My name isXXXXX am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

I did some searching, and these larva are not toxic. There are a few toxic larvae, but crane fly larvae are not listed.

If they have any spines on them, they might be irritating inside the mouth. If that happened, he would be drooling, pawing at his mouth, etc.

If he is eating them, and not acting different or vomiting, it should not do him any harm.

I hope this helps. Let me know if I can answer or help with anything else.

Rebecca
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Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the great rating, and the bonus. Much appreciated.

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Shelley,
How is Archie doing?

Rebecca