About a week ago I noticed a very small amount of blood in Lacey's ear hair. I took note of it but didn't let it worry me too much because the spot wasn't actively bleeding, she seemed fine - not touchy about her ears, and I just figured she had smacked her ear on something...or something.
Fast forward to today: I accidentally caught inside her ear with my pinkie nail while I was tying her up and she shook her head. My pinkie nail came away with crusties from inside her ear and blood. I looked at her ear and there were other areas of blood so I folded her ear back to look in it and flies came out! What?
They weren't normal looking flies, they were little weird creepy ones.
I feel like I've heard of this before but I can't for the life of me remember the name so Google is being entirely unhelpful.
I have a spray marketed (that Tea-Pro wound spray, also the cream) for fungal infections and wounds so I looked it over and it said it worked on "ear plaque" so since it had the word "ear" in it, I sprayed it into both her ears (figured it couldn't hurt). She was not a huge fan of that but some flies left her ears so yay?
Anyway, what are these things and how do I get rid of them?? Keep spraying her ears with that stuff?
She removes flymasks with ears in about 15 seconds so a flymask with ears is not going to be particularly helpful in this case (I would assume that a flymask could benefit since the flies could neither leave nor enter the ear that way...), I think...