Creepy crawlies in dogs and cats: how to find and treat them

Natalie Barnard
Sunday, February 2, 2020

Ectoparasites are a common cause of pruritus in dogs and cats. There are many treatments available, but despite this they remain a problem in general practice. This article will discuss the commonly found ectoparasites in dogs and cats namely: fleas, lice, Sarcoptes spp., Cheyletiella spp., and Demodex spp.. We will discuss clinical signs, what tests can be used to make a diagnosis and how to treat these conditions.

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