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Oct 4, 2013 7:13 PM

Bugs on my cats and dogs

I have been finding long (approx 4mm) and slim (approx 0.05mm wide) black insects on my cat and dog's lower abdomens. My dogs are on Advantix so I thought it was weird that these showed up. I put flea collars on my Cats but the bugs are still present. As far as I know these animals can only host ticks (definitely not), lice (don't know, never seen them), fleas (I thought they were smaller) or mites (longer than those). Each time I look for them I find one but they quickly move into darker or thicker hair so I haven't been able to catch one.


I first found them on my Cat who does explore our backyard.


So far my Husband and I haven't found them on each other's heads but I am going nuts psyching myself into constantly feeling something crawling in my hair.


I would love some helpful input. I've been going a little nuts washing and vacuuming everything I can as I am extremely uncomfortable with the idea of the furniture I lay on and animals I used to cuddle with being infested!!!

 

Thank you so much for any help!!!

 

Mel

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    Oct 4, 2013 8:58 PM (in response to mdrew)
    Re: Bugs on my cats and dogs

    I don't recognize them from your (good) description, but I would strongly adivse taking your pets to a vet both for a reliable and quick ID and for the best advice on treatment.

     

    Mike

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