Anyone know anything about lice?

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Anyone know anything about lice?

Post by Amanda Lesl » Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:00:00



Hi,

My 15 week old***er spaniel has developed what the Vet thinks are
lice. We thought they were fleas but they've got brown heads and white
bodies... and are driving her absolutely scatty. We've bathed her in
Derasect and sprayed her (and her bed etc) with "Frontline" and the
Vet assures us that this should clear them up very quickly. I just
wondered if anyone had any experiences with lice... everything I seem
to read is about fleas. I could do with knowing whether treatment
proved effective, did they re-appear, did anyone suffer any bites or
anything personally?

Thanks in anticipation,

Amanda

 
 
 

Anyone know anything about lice?

Post by JJFlanag » Sat, 31 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Lice are uncommon, cause intense itching, and are easily gotten rid of
using a pyrethrin-based flea shampoo.  Wash bedding using bleach.  Repeat
the bath a few times.  Treat other animals of the same species.

Lice are VERY species-specific.  What your kid brings home from school
won't affect your dog and visa-versa.

 
 
 

Anyone know anything about lice?

Post by RIOJA » Tue, 03 Sep 1996 04:00:00


are you sure its lice and not mites ? check into scabies ie. sarcoptic
mange or there is another kind (dedemitic)? mange. i am not sure of the
second kind.