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What The...!!?

May 10th 2012 2:44 pm
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Okay...this is embarrasing.
My mom is totally bummed out about this...and she's kinda embarrassed to write
about it, so here goes.
Has anyone ever heard or had dog lice? We ask because we've never heard about
them 'til now. BECAUSE I HAVE THEM!!!!!!! Mom found some weird looking bugs on
me. They didn't look like fleas or ticks. She was freaked out so she took a few to the
vet to check out and he said they were LICE!!!!!!! OMD!!!!! My mom almost yelled,
WHAT???!!! So today I've been treated with Revolution and have to be shampooed
frequently with some really effective shampoo 'til they're all gone. Everyone else
has to go through this too. (We don't even know how we could've gotten them!)
So...if anyone has unfortunately gone through this, do you have any tips for us to
effectively get rid of these horrible things for good? Any ideas about a good "killing" shampoo? Any help will be so greatly appreciated.

Man! If it isn't something, it's something else!!

~Redford-who has lice!! CRUD!~


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Barked by: Cathey U

May 10th 2012 at 3:20 pm

Yikes! You've got us itchin over here now.
Good luck gettin rid of those little critters!
I imagine washin all bedding and vacuuming to get all the creeps and eggs might help. But peepoles lice, the eggs are kinda sticky, we think.
Hope sumone else can give you sum ideas.
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

May 10th 2012 at 3:50 pm



Just like human ones.. they only like CLEAN animals... they go to cats too !


All is well........ life and lice happen...........
Barked by: Monty (Dogster Member)

May 10th 2012 at 4:02 pm

Mommy has seen a dog with dog lice before. The owner used special shampoo on the dog and they went away. I wouldn't worry to much about it because, like Flicka said they only like clean animals and a special shampoo kills them.
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

May 10th 2012 at 8:34 pm

Yeah, mom put all our bedding and blankets
in plastic bags to go to the laundry (where
the machines are huge). Times like these
makes mom realize we have TOO MANY beds and
blankies. Four large bags of our stuff!!
Mom vacuums every single day anyway. Her
day doesn't feel right unless she vacuums!

My mom freaks out whenever bugs are involved...
especially when they're on us. She just can't
help it. In her mind, she sees the whole entire
house infested with whatever kind of bug she
finds on us. She just thinks that she'll never
be able to get rid of them. She gets majorly
bummed. She's crazy that way! (Thank God we've
never had fleas. I'm sure that would kill her!
Yes, she got Frontline for the kittehs too, even
though the vet said those little creeps are host
specific. Better safe than sorry.

You wouldn't happen to know what kind of shampoo
it was? Hmmmm...maybe mom should throw us in some
filthy stuff and rub it in to make us extra dirty.
Then the creeps will want to leave. BOL! Too bad
she gave all of us a bath yesterday. ;)
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

May 10th 2012 at 8:58 pm

OMD - Scratch, scratch, scratch....I've been scratching ever since we got back from New this something we are going to have to look foreward to?

Momma wants to know what the name of the shampoo is also...just to be on the safe side...Scratch, scratch, scratch...
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

May 10th 2012 at 9:22 pm

Coco Rose-
We've never seen lice in our lives before, so I
don't think they're that common, or maybe they're
becoming more common...I don't know. We think each
area in every state has it's own kind of creeps.
I know we have those brown dog ticks. If you're
gonna get ticks (ick), mom prefers these (not
really) because they're big and way easier to see.
We're in Albuquerque - we don't know where in NM
you pups were at.
Barked by: Missy CGC (Dogster Member)

May 10th 2012 at 9:46 pm

Mom can't remember the name off hand but, she does know a vet gave it to the lady and it was pretty much Nix for dogs. (The lice shampoo people use.)

As for the lice being common thing. I honestly don't think they are very common anywhere. I mean sand fleas are more common then dog lice. So Coco I wouldn't worry too much about it. Mommy thinks part of the reason why you are so itchy Coco is because, New Mexico is a lot cooler then California and the climate change is probably drying out your skin and coat.
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

May 10th 2012 at 9:49 pm

Yuck! Glad you got good advice from your vet.
Never seen those on pups befur, but growlmy has seen them on peeps years we are all itchy here, too...reminds her of what an old veteran used to say to her a lot...he had some kind of dementia...'Got a crab?' BOL!
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 12:15 am

Hey MJF!
Got a crab?!
Barked by: ✨ Whitley ✨ (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 12:20 am

OMD, dat doesn't sound fun!
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 12:45 am

No, Whitley, it doesn't.
One good thing though, if you want to call
it good, is that the creeps don't survive
long without a dog to be on. What we've
read is they live their entire lives on
the host. So...if they fall off, they

Oh, sorry. I think I went overboard there.
Barked by: Milo (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 2:52 am

Lice on you??
Hope those little suckers drop off and die soon!
Shake, Redford Shake! Shake those suckers off!

Mommy says she will go check on some medicated shampoo later and see if any of them may kill the lice. Let you know once she gets the idea.
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 4:51 am

Thanks, Milo, my good friend.

I wish I could say, 'No, not
on me', but they are on me...
and on the others I'm certain.

They are dieing with the
Revolution though.
Barked by: Pepper - CGC (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 6:09 am

Drat, Redford! Hope them little buggers are gone soon! Wags and licks to all!
Barked by: Riley (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 8:09 am

No worries, Redford. You're going to have a fluffy, clean coat after all of the shampoo baths.
Barked by: Ceeley (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 10:38 am

You's mean lice doesn't like dirty dogs? Hmmmmm.....Auntie I's never taking unnudder bath cause I's doesn't wanna get lice!
Barked by: Ceeley (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 10:39 am

You's mean lice doesn't like dirty dogs? Hmmmmm.....Auntie I's never taking unnudder bath cause I's doesn't wanna get lice!
Barked by: DIESEL (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 12:52 pm

OMD! I sure hope you get rid of those soon!
Barked by: ♥ Sasha ♥ (Dogster Member)

May 11th 2012 at 7:19 pm

Tell your Mom not to worry... It could have been much worse... (Can't think how right now but it sounded good)

No really.... Bugs need resources to live.. Take that away and poof! No more bugs.. The shampoo will do wonders.. I am sure!! you will be back to your beautiful self in no time!!

Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

May 14th 2012 at 3:35 am

Me too!!

I know, right!?

I really don't think Auntie's gonna
fall for that!

Oh you have no idea how bad mom
wants that!

Yeah, that did sound good, and yes,
I hope it'll be real soon!
Barked by: Angel Petey- In Loving Memory (Dogster Member)

May 16th 2012 at 11:46 am

omd, I never heard of this either on us pups...Im sure you will get rid of them all very soon. Hang in there!
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

May 20th 2012 at 2:54 pm

I'm sure we will, Petey.
We're hanging in there for sure!!
Barked by: Rose (Dogster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 4:15 am

Wow! Mom says she has seen flea products that say they also treat lice,but she really never heard of a canine getting them. You probably got them from a little human. Thanks for warning us about this.
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

October 3rd 2012 at 10:24 am

Well, Rose, the good thing (if you want to
call it good!) is that lice are species specific.
That means that dogs can only get dog lice,
cats can only get cat lice, birds can only get
bird lice, humans can only get human lice, etc.
So I didn't get them from a human. I have no
idea where we got them from, but I do know they
came from some dog one of us must have brushed
against at someplace one of us went to. At
least that's what my mom thinks. Then it spread
like wildfire to each one of us. ICK!

Anyway, we did forget to UPDATE that none of us
have lice anymore. We got rid of those suckers
long ago, thank God! Mom's given us lots of baths
(I HATE baths!) with KILLER SHAMPOO and they
went to lice heaven...or maybe I should say lice
Barked by: Rose (Dogster Member)

October 8th 2012 at 4:04 pm

Wow! Glad you got rid of them. Mom won't let me visit dog parks. She worries about me "catching dog viruses". Now we know we are ging to be more careful around other canines.
Barked by: REDFORD (Dogster Member)

October 8th 2012 at 4:33 pm

We're all glad too, Rose.
Especially my mom!

We used to go to the the dog park all
the time long ago (way before the lice,
BOL!). Then my mom started thinking
like your mom.

Bummer...for us pups.
We absolutely loved to go there!

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