Head Lice Treatment on Dogs For Fleas

Head Lice Treatment on Dogs For Fleas

You don’t have to worry about transferring lice from your head to your dog unless you have recently been infested with head lice. Dog lice are different from human lice and won’t bite you. They do not make cocoons and only feed on canines. Dog lice do not affect cats, rodents, or birds. You can test your dog for lice by removing some of its hair and shaking it. If it doesn’t fall off after shaking, your dog is infested with head lice. A severe infestation can lead to tapeworms, anemia, and bacteria.

You’ll know that your dog has lice when it begins to scratch intensely and when you find small brown critters near his or her skin. These tiny creatures are the same size as a sesame seed and are much more visible than their flea cousins. If you notice fleas on your dog’s skin, you should use a flea comb to identify the culprit.

You can treat your dog with an insecticide that kills the eggs but not the lice themselves. The insecticides can’t penetrate the egg shell. Most are not long-lasting on the dog’s skin and coat. However, there are some effective treatments that can be used on your dog’s head and neck.