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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chester: Dog lice

*Gasp* Chester has got dog lice infestation!

Chester has been scratching himself a lot lately, I thought he was just allergic to dust or something. When I inspected his skin, it was just a bit flaky, there were also some dry wounds, so I assumed he was just scratching himself too much, too hard. The scratching got worse to the extent that he couldn't sleep well and had problem focusing. I tried to look for ticks on his body but to no avail (usually ticks are very easy to be spotted). I looked harder and this is what I found.


My previous dog had not been infested with this little thing before, so I had no idea what it was. I looked up in the Internet and found out that this thing is actually a dog louse!


Dog louse (Credit: Google)

Dog lice are really tiny, but big enough to be seen by a naked eye. It has a brownish black head which looks like a speck of dirt on Chester's body. Looking for the dog lice is quite a challenge because its body colour is so close to Chester's.

Size: 1-2mm
There are 2 types of dog lice: the skin chewing one and the blood sucking one (which is much more irritating). The dog lice that infested my dog's body are the skin chewing ones, hence the flaky dry wounds. Luckily dog lice do not infest human hair! Chester sleeps on my bed sometimes.



I bought this spray to kill the dog lice and a cream to heal the wounds. It will take some time for the dog lice to be eradicated but this spray seems to be working. For the time being, Chester is not allowed on my bed even though I won't get those lice from him but I don't want to sleep with him when he has pesticide sprayed all over his body!

I am sure Chester will be fine soon. He went for his first grooming session yesterday. When he came home after the grooming session, looking sexy and all, I took some pictures of him playing with his favorite rubber squeaky ball.


Omg, he is so cute! Ok people, I gotta study now. 3 more weeks and I will be a free bird. :)

16 comments:

LYNN FAUZI said...

such a very cute dog u have.. so pity that it has lices on its body.. hope those lices are going away soon.. :)

jamie writes said...

hope chester get well soon :D

Sa Y. said...

get well soon chester! :D

geNe said...

awww. lice or not, i wanna hug chester. haha

Lim Kai Shin said...

@lynn fauzi @jamie @ SaY. Thanks!
@geNe Haha.. He loves to be hugged. :D

~KLaRraPaRiS~ said...

adorable~! :D

Klex MIngz said...

Thanks for your concern.. Oreo is fine now. That day he gave me a heart attack. I think because he had alot of air in his tummy or something. XD

Kelly said...

Pity Chester! He suffered a lot. Lice is just annoying. Luckily, you caught it before worsen.

Mohd Shukri Fadzillah said...

macam anak anjing kedai sebelah hehe ^_^ kaishin, u kena jangkit kutu tak?





oh ya! saya datang dari sini ^_^

theeggyolks said...

good thing that the lice is now gone :D by the way, is chester a pure poodle?

Lim Kai Shin said...

@mohd shukri fadzillah Saya x kena jangkit kutu. Kutu ni jangkit anjing saje. :)

@theeggyolks Yeap, pure poodle. :)

Recherche said...

Aww chester is so cute!! Hope he gets better soon... :)

Lim Kai Shin said...

@Recherche Thanks, he is very much better already. :)

Peja - Pendapatan Dengan Blog said...

Spray ni bleh guna pada kucing x?

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Lim Kai Shin said...

@Peja Boleh. Ini untuk anjing dan kucing. Kalau nak beli, pergi ke pet shop, minta Frontline spray.

Karina Cheong said...

so cutee!

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