Lice are small, itch-causing insects. They can be mistaken for small fleas but are much more difficult to eradicate. These insects attach themselves to your dog’s hair, fur, feathers, and other materials. Dogs and other pets can spread these insects through their bedding, dog collars, and grooming tools. Lice also spread through the air and can be found in any area where dogs congregate. Lice have three life stages. The first stage is called nits. These eggs are much smaller than the adult lice and are difficult to spot.
When choosing a shampoo, you need to make sure that it can safely kill lice. Some shampoos are not suitable for young or pregnant dogs, and others may not be safe for specific breeds. You may also need to shave your dog first, as this helps you get to the hairs and skin of your pet easily. It’s also important to give your dog a daily bath in order to keep the lice at bay.
A good shampoo for dog lice should have natural ingredients that soothe your dog’s skin and kill the lice. The shampoo should also be pH balanced and safe. You should also choose a brand that is made in the USA and sold at a fair price.