Dog Fleas And Pet Medications For Them
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Dog Parasites

Dog Fleas And The Pet Meds That Get Rid Of Them - Part Two

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Lice On Dogs

The lice that are found on dogs are not the same lice found on people. There is no threat from dog lice, as it is not interested in your blood, only your dog's blood. 

There are many varieties of lice; mostly all are specific to people. The specific dog lice are Linognathus setosus and L. piliferus. Linognathus refers to the structure of the mouth; setosus refers to bristles and piliferus to hair.

The three types of mites found on dogs are otodectes which is an ear mite, sarcoptic mange which causes severe itching, thickening skin and odor, and follicular mange which lives in the hair follicles and causes the hair to fall out, the skin to redden and eventually forms postules. You should always consult your veterinarian for diagnosis and treatment.

Ticks and Tick Removal

Ticks are most often found in wooded areas and beaches. These need to be removed from the dog by using tweezers or paper making sure to wear gloves as the ticks blood can contain organisms which can infect humans with dangerous disease. Continued...

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Remember the information given here is only a guide and you should always check with your veterinarian if you think there is a problem or before administering any medication.

 


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