walking dandruff

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walking dandruff

Post by roostersm.. » Wed, 22 Oct 1997 04:00:00



My dog was recently diagnosed with this kind of mange, and the vet who
is irresponsible (I just posted about him) told me that it is not
transmitted to humans and that there was nothing I could have done to
prevent it. When I looked on some health sites they said the mite can
live for ten days and can reinfect (even humans). Does anybody have any
insight on this?
        Also, the dog just showed tapeworms today. I am freaking out, because I
don't know where she could have come by all this stuff. We were taking
her to the park daily, but the vet said that its probably safe, because
she got it from another dog. The odd part is, she doesn't meet with
other dogs, and was diagnosed with no fleas. How could this happen? Any
tips on prevention from now on? I'm scared to take her to the park ever
again- should I be? Thanks.

 
 
 

walking dandruff

Post by Michael Krolewsk » Thu, 23 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> My dog was recently diagnosed with this kind of mange, and the vet who
> is irresponsible (I just posted about him) told me that it is not
> transmitted to humans and that there was nothing I could have done to
> prevent it. When I looked on some health sites they said the mite can
> live for ten days and can reinfect (even humans). Does anybody have any
> insight on this?

The walking dandruf can be killed by washing the dog with a human lice
shampoo like "Rid". Generally you need two treatments -- 10 days
apart....

Quote:
>         Also, the dog just showed tapeworms today. I am freaking out, because I
> don't know where she could have come by all this stuff. We were taking
> her to the park daily, but the vet said that its probably safe, because
> she got it from another dog. The odd part is, she doesn't meet with
> other dogs, and was diagnosed with no fleas. How could this happen? Any
> tips on prevention from now on? I'm scared to take her to the park ever
> again- should I be? Thanks.

Parasites are transmitted by a variety of means including direct contact
with another dog or animal, proxcimity to other animals (eg walking thru
a
park after another animal was there), fleas, flys, contact with soil/
contaminated ground.

Parvo (a virus) is reasonably stable and can be transferred via contact.
Hence washing shoes, hands, dog paws, crates after going to a dog show
to reduce chance of bringing it home...

Generally speaking -- treat the disease.
It the dog gets something -- get treatment and follow the full course.  

Make sure all the vaccines are up to date, generally yearly except
rabies
which is every 3 years. We vaccinate the dogs 2 times a year.
If you are concerned -- wash the paws with 30:1 bleach solution whenever
the dog is away from your house.

Mike Krolewski