Lice

Lice are not very common in either dogs or cats and they are usually associated with animals in poor condition.

 

Lice are species specific, so cat lice generally do not spread to humans, dog lice generally do not spread to cats etc. Cat and dog lice can be seen fairly easily with the naked eye, as can their eggs or nits.

 

Lice can cause sever irritation leading to scratching and hair loss. They lay eggs that look like little white grains of sand attached to the shaft of a hair. Lice are easily killed by most insecticides.

 

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