Vlasyoney in dogs is one of the most common problems that the owners face. This parasite reproduces very quickly. Its presence on the animal's skin can lead to serious health problems in the dog.
Having seen what wounds can provoke withers in dogs, a photo of these affected skin areas, we understand that the problem should be tackled immediately without delaying treatment.
First, let's look at how the dog is looked like in a dog. These are insects that do not have wings. The length of the withered can reach two millimeters. The head and trunk of the insect have a flat shape, while the body is much longer than the head. The entire body consists of segments. The gnawing type of the mouthpiece indicates that the insect is nourished by the skin elements of the animal. Putting the eggs on the animal's fur, the female swallows very quickly increases the size of the colony. A full cycle of turning eggs into a full-fledged insect takes four weeks. Any person, having learned that they are vials of dogs (see the photo of this parasite, see below), immediately begin treatment. It is on this depends on health, and perhaps the life of a pet.
Causes of infection
Such an insect, like a withered, is quite common in the surrounding nature. Infection is possible in any season. Most often, infection occurs due to communication between the animal and the already sick individual. Also, withers in dogs can appear from care items, for example, with a collar or comb for wool. Puppies can get infected from their mother.
Vlasyoids in dogs: symptoms of infection
Vlasoids carry different types of disease and infection. They move through the body of the animal, bite it, which causes constant itching. This is the main symptom of having a withered. The dog is constantly itching, it reduces attention and concentration, it does not obey the owner, the character changes for the worse. From the fact that the animal is constantly itching, he has wound, which grow into dermatitis. All this leads to a bald patch of skin.
Seeing that your animal is constantly engaged in that it sits and itches, you need to immediately inspect the coat and skin. Vlsoedy in dogs are different from fleas: fleas have less head, and withers - vice versa. If you do not immediately deal with the treatment of the dog, then it will begin to lose weight, weaken, it may manifest other diseases. In addition, through the wounds on the skin in the body of the animal can get different infections. Also withers in dogs easily carry the eggs of tapeworms, as they are their intermediate host.
So, we list all the symptoms of infection with a withered:
- constant itching (lasts for several days);
- when examining the coat, you can see white skin segments, similar to dandruff;
- wool looks dull and as if sheared;
- wool on the muzzle or in the tail area falls out;
- on the place where the wool has peeled off, the skin has a swelling and looks inflamed, sometimes covered with a crust;
- the animal loses much weight;
- the dog behaves very restlessly;
- the animal's attention is absent;
- the dog becomes disobedient and nervous.
The treatment process should be started immediately, as soon as the presence of the withered was detected. Considering which diseases can cause withers in dogs, treatment the host should choose the right one, and conduct it better under the supervision of the veterinarian. In principle, drugs for treatment are the same as for getting rid of fleas and ticks. There are shampoos, sprays and drops.
When using shampoo, you need to soap thoroughly all the dog's hair, then wait about five minutes and wash it off. Shampoos are less toxic than other drugs, but they are less effective. Usually, not one shampoo treatment is needed before the withering is completely destroyed.
Sprays are considered more effective, but they are more dangerous for the dog. She can lick off the product from a coat that can not be touched for several days after treatment, and this is inconvenient, especially in a family where there are children.
Drops that are applied to the withers of an animal are safe enough for the surrounding and the dog. She can not reach the place of treatment. And the owners, most importantly, do not touch the dog until the moment when the drops dry. In general, in specialized stores, there are many drugs to combat vesony. We list some of the known medicines:
- "Oksamat" - 2% water emulsion.
- "Turingin-B" - 0.5% solution.
- "Homelin" - 1% aqueous solution.
- aerosols: Perol, Akrodex, Bolfo, and others.
All drugs work on the principle of destroying larvae withers. It is best to handle the dog twice. If treatment is carried out in the summer, then in twelve days, and if in winter, then in eighteen days.
Procedure for treatment
After processing the animal's hair with a special agent, it is necessary to carefully comb out the hair of the comb. After combing out all the wool, it is necessary to destroy all the insects that have remained, and their larvae. All items used by the dog should be carefully collected and subjected to boiling. If boiling is impossible, they will have to be thrown away. If the withers were found in small puppies, pregnant or nursing bitches, then treatment should be carried out very quickly. The presence of insects in an animal greatly reduces immunity. After all this, it is necessary to give the dog a remedy against worms.
Prevention of infection
In order to protect your pet from harm, you need to take precautions:
- follow all hygienic rules;
- carry out a permanent examination of the skin and coat of the dog;
- regularly handle the animal's habitat for prevention;
- if possible, use all available means that repel insects (collars, wormwood twigs, special sprays and combs); such means can be sprayed onto the wool coat of the animal, and also placed in a box or in a box where the dog sleeps; it is possible to rub the animal's fur with a dry mixture of leaves of wormwood;
- to ensure that the dog does not come into contact with stray animals or pets with suspicious appearance.
In the end, we note that in order for an animal to grow normally and develop, it needs the right care, attentive attitude and regular examination of the veterinarian. We must not forget that taking a dog to our house, we are responsible for it. In response to our care, we get a loyal and faithful friend, as well as a reliable and courageous guard and partner.