Homeless puppies

About 1.5 months ago, we took in two male puppies (around 5 and 7 months old), that would have ended up on the streets, just like so many other dogs in the Gambia.
Of course they had mango worms, so two days ago, they got treated, dewormed and their first vaccinations. On the photos you can still see the scarring by the maggots (mango worms)
Today they'll get neutered and we'll buy the rest of the necessary vaccinations at the pharmacy to take to the vet, so they had a full service and are safe from rabies and other gruesome diseases and so they can not contribute to the overpopulation of (stray)dogs by producing puppies anymore.

Big trouble and little trouble have been called Sparta and El Chapo (not by us). 

They got their new collars and leashes (reflective for safety) and a ball. They play with it all day because it even "loses" treats - there's nothing more exciting. 

About mango flies:

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordylobia_anthropophaga

Cordylobia anthropophaga, the mango fly, tumbu fly, tumba fly, putzi fly, or skin maggot fly, is a species of blow-fly common in East and Central Africa. It is a parasite of large mammals (including humans) during its larval stage.[1] C. anthropophaga is found in the subtropics of Africa and is a common cause of myiasis in humans in the region.[2]

Female tumbu flies deposit around 300 eggs in sandy soil, often contaminated with feces. The hatched larvae can remain viable in the soil for 9–15 days, when they need to find a host to continue developing.[4] If a larva finds a host, it penetrates the skin and takes 8–12 days developing through three larval stages before it reaches the prepupal stage. It then leaves the host, drops to the ground, buries itself, and pupates. It then becomes an adult fly able to reproduce and begin the cycle all over again.[5]

Trigger Warning!

If you can stomach it, there's a video of the larvae (example): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt_erMDrzcw


About 1.5 months ago, when they'd just moved in:



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