Berne in a dog – how to take a dog berne

Dermatobiosis, more commonly known as berne is a disease caused by the fly ( Dermatobia hominis ).

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The fly deposits its eggs in the hairs of the animals, human and nonhuman, and the larvae leave the eggs, walk to the skin and pierce it. These larvae have small spines which make it very painful for the animal whenever they move.

Unfortunately, this disease happens more than you may think and for this reason YourCatCareguide wrote this article about Berne in dogs – how to take a dog berne . Keep reading!

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Berne in the dog

Berne is a type of myiasis . The responsible for this myiasis is the larva of the fly Dermatobia hominis , the fly fly as we have already mentioned.

The life cycle of this fly is very interesting, since it is not itself that infects the animal, using an insect to that effect. Basically the fly catches a blood-sucking insect (which feeds on blood), most often a mosquito and deposits in its abdomen between 6 and 30 eggs [1] . When this mosquito bites your dog, the temperature increases and the larvae come out of the eggs, thus infecting the dog. Then, these larvae penetrate the dog’s skin , causing a lot of pain and discomfort. Most of the time, the larvae do not penetrate the skin completely, getting into the subcutaneous tissue of the dog.

Each larva produces a nodule with a pore through which the larva breathes. These nodules can be found throughout the body of the dog, or another animal, infected.

Berne in Dog – Symptoms

The main clinical signs of berne disease are the nodules on the dog’s skin made by the larvae. The dog may have inflammation of this area and even pus. This inflammation can cause itching and the fact that the dog scratches can lead to secondary infections and ulcerations.

Briefly the symptoms of berne in dog are :

  • Nodules formed by larvae
  • Itchy
  • Pus
  • Possible ulcerations
  • Skin inflammation

Another possible clinical sign is the dog licking too much a leg that is infected, for example.

Berne on the dog’s paw

As we have already mentioned, the berne may be on the paw of the dog . One of the chosen areas of these larvae on the dog’s toes.

If you watch your dog licking his paws too much, look carefully at what is happening, as it may be some foreign body, a small wound, an allergy or even a fly fly larva. The care of the dog’s paws are very important in his hygiene.

Dog Berne Happens to Humans?

No. Dog meat does not pass to humans . Although this disease can affect humans, it does not pass directly from the dog to the human being. So if your puppy has berne, you may be rested that will not catch on you.

For human beings infected with Berne, the process is the same as in the dog, it has to be a mosquito to deposit the eggs that the fly fly trapped in his abdomen. So the best way to protect yourself is not to get away from the dog, but rather from the mosquitoes.

Berne in dog – how to treat?


Some drugs have been used to treat Berne, such as Ivermectin. However, the dead Berne in a dog causes inflammation and the wounds do not heal so easily [2] .

Berne in dog how to end

The best way to get rid of Berne in a dog is by manual removal of the larvae by the veterinarian, followed by treatment of the wounds.

Usually, after removing the larva there is no secondary infection and the wound heals in a week. Sometimes secondary infections occur because wounds attract other mosquitoes and flies to this location and deposit more eggs.

Berne in puppy home remedy

The Berne in a dog is very painful and sometimes the removal of the larvae is complicated and requires surgical intervention. For this reason it is not advisable to use home remedies for Berne as a dog .

Remember that every time the larvae move inside the subcutaneous tissue of your dog, they cause a lot of pain. Sometimes the animal even needs to be anesthetized to do this manual removal.

How to take a dog berne

One of the best methods that veterinarians use to take dog berne is the application of paraffin or mineral oil in the nodular region, followed by manual removal of the larvae. Sometimes this method is not enough and the vet needs to surgically remove the dog’s larvae.

Berne in a dog – how to avoid

Many cases of myiasis occur as a consequence of exposure of wounds to mosquitoes and flies. Thus, it is essential that you pay close attention and examine your dog’s body daily. Prevent him from engaging in fights with other dogs.

Do not neglect the hygiene of the dog’s environment in order to avoid the presence of flies. It is important to note that eggs can be deposited on clothing and larvae are able to penetrate clothing. So, often wash the bedding, blankets and other fabrics that you and your pets contact. See also our article on how to ward off dog flies .

The key is prevention! So, do not forget to prevent parasites on your dog. Often, the mosquitoes are forgotten and deworming protocols do not include them. However, as you can see in this article, there are several diseases that mosquitoes can be carriers and your pet needs to be protected. Many anti-flea collars also remove flies and mosquitoes as well as some pipettes.

This article is purely informative, in we do not have the capacity to prescribe veterinary treatments nor to make any type of diagnosis. We suggest you bring your pet to the veterinarian in case of any type of condition or malaise.

If you want to read more articles matching Berne in puppy – how to take berne de perro , we recommend that you enter our section of Parasitic Diseases .

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