November 4, 2008 at 4:56 pm #62513AnonymousGuest
just reading up about bev’s “a” quiz and demodex causes hair loss in patches. will and bonnie are both itchy and can roughly trace it to when we met sammy. harry and me have also got little bites on us ……. could it be flea allergy – i keep looking for fleas but cant see anyNovember 4, 2008 at 4:57 pm #84767kizkiznobiteMember
will look tomorrow afternoon claireNovember 4, 2008 at 5:01 pm #84768
demodex isn’t infectious generally – i would worry more about something like cheyletiella mites. :-\November 4, 2008 at 5:05 pm #84769AnonymousGuest
i did that light thing and didnt see anything but that might not mean they aint there ! on sammy they are healing over. bonnie has taken to laying on the blanket i brought from kennels for sammy its one of them old ppl scratchy ones i wonder if she’s got hot – scratched – infected ….November 4, 2008 at 5:06 pm #84770
if they’ve all been lying on the blanket it could be washing powder they’ve used or something. 🙂November 4, 2008 at 5:47 pm #84771*Lassie*Member
harry and me have also got little bites on us ……. could it be flea allergy – i keep looking for fleas but cant see any
Just because you can’t see any don’t mean there ain’t any there, flea comb – white sheet and a bowl of soapy water to drown any you may find 😉November 4, 2008 at 5:51 pm #84772
didn’t see the bit about the bites on you. demodex wouldn’t do that – cheyletiella can affect people.November 4, 2008 at 5:52 pm #84773AnonymousGuest
this is her coat …
its rather long i’m afraid !
i havent got a flea comb would my furminator catch them ?
p.s. bites on us might be unrelated !November 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm #84774*Lassie*Member
Got a nit comb? same thing 😉 or any fine toothed comb
Check base of tail, round the ears and around her bits ;D
Call that a coat :what: will send you Willow next time she needs checking for fleas >:DNovember 4, 2008 at 7:27 pm #84775AnonymousGuest
i gave bonnie a comb (mainly because she stands best) and 1 thing that moved came out !!!! it was black and sortof beetle-like about 1-2 mm long very visible once in a pile of old coat on white paper … it definately flew / jumped off the paper onto me itch itch … grrr !!
never seen a flea before so off to investigate
rest of the coats look ok with a few black specks and some scurfy stuff (bonnie always has that – not new)
i been thinking – when harry started getting the bites is definately before sammy came but could have been after i visited her.
claire.November 4, 2008 at 7:29 pm #84776
that sounds like a flea.November 4, 2008 at 7:30 pm #84777AnonymousGuest
it looked more like this
[img width=293 height=468]http://www.commandpestcontrol.com/images/flies.jpg[/img]
than anythingNovember 4, 2008 at 7:31 pm #84778AnonymousGuest
oops i didnt realise it would do all them – soldier fly at the bottom on greenNovember 4, 2008 at 7:32 pm #84779November 4, 2008 at 7:34 pm #84780
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