Dog biting eyes are one of the most common problems faced by owners. This parasite multiplies very quickly. Its presence on the skin of an animal can lead to serious health problems in the dog.
Having seen what wounds can provoke lashes in dogs, photos of these affected skin areas, we understand that the problem must be dealt with immediately, without delaying the treatment.
To begin with, let's look at how the eater looks like in dogs. These are insects that do not have wings. The length of the lashing can reach two millimeters. The head and trunk of the insect have a flat shape, while the body is much narrower than the head. The entire body consists of segments. The gnawing type of the mouth apparatus indicates that the insect feeds on the elements of the animal's skin. Having laid eggs on the animal's fur, the female eater very quickly increases the size of the colony. The full cycle of turning eggs into a full-fledged insect takes four weeks. Anyone who knows what the eaters in dogs are (see below for photos of this parasite) will begin treatment immediately. It is on this that health, and possibly the life of a pet, depends.
Causes of infection
Such an insect as a eater, is quite common in the surrounding nature. Infection is possible in any season. Most often, the infection occurs as a result of communication of an animal with an already sick individual. Also, lashing dogs in dogs can appear from care items, for example, with a collar or a comb for wool. Puppies can become infected from the mother.
Vlaoyeda dogs: symptoms of infection
Vlasoyed bear different varieties of disease and infection. They move around the body of the animal, bite it, which causes constant itching. This is the main symptom of the eater. The dog constantly itches, it decreases attention and concentration, it does not obey the owner, the character changes for the worse. From the fact that the animal is constantly itching, it has wounds that develop into dermatitis. All this leads to baldness of the skin.
Having seen that your animal is constantly busy with sitting and itching, you need to immediately inspect the wool and skin. Vlaoyeda dogs differ from fleas: in fleas the head is smaller than the chest, and in the eater, vice versa. If you do not immediately start treating the dog, then it will begin to lose weight, weaken, and other diseases may appear. In addition, through infections on the skin, various infections can enter the body of an animal. Also, lashing dogs in dogs easily carry eggs of tapeworms, as they are their intermediate host.
So, we list all the symptoms of infection with the eater:
- persistent itching (lasting for several days);
- when inspecting wool, white skin segments similar to dandruff can be noticed;
- wool looks dim and as if cut;
- hair on the face or near the tail falls;
- on the place where the wool has peeled off, the skin has a swelling and looks inflamed, sometimes covered with a crust;
- the animal is losing weight;
- the dog is very restless;
- there is no animal attention;
- the dog becomes naughty and nervous.
The treatment process must begin immediately, as soon as the presence of the eater was detected. Considering what diseases can cause lumps in dogs, the owner should choose the right treatment and carry it out better under the supervision of a veterinarian. In principle, the drugs for treatment are the same as for getting rid of fleas and ticks. There are shampoos, sprays and drops.
When using shampoo, you should lather all the dog's coat thoroughly, then wait about five minutes and rinse. Shampoos are less toxic than other products, but they are also less effective. Usually you need more than one shampoo treatment until complete destruction of the eater.
Sprays are considered more effective, but they are also more dangerous for the dog. She can lick the product from the wool, which should not be touched for several days after treatment, which is inconvenient, especially in a family with children.
Drops that are applied to the withers of an animal are safe enough for others and dogs. She can not reach the place of processing. And the owners, the main thing, do not touch the dog until the drops are dry. In general, in specialized stores there are many drugs to combat the eater. We list some of the well-known drugs:
- "Oksamat" - 2% aqueous emulsion.
- "Touringin-B" - 0.5% solution.
- "Gomelin" - 1% aqueous solution.
- aerosols: “Perol”, “Akrodex”, “Bolfo” and others.
All drugs work on the principle of destruction of the lynx larvae. It is best to treat the dog twice. If the treatment is carried out in the summer, then after twelve days, and if in the winter, then after eighteen days.
After processing the hair of the animal with a special tool, you need to carefully comb the hair with a comb. Having combed out all the wool, it is necessary to destroy all the insects that still remain and their larvae. All items used by the dog, you need to carefully collect and put to boil. If boiling is not possible, they will have to be thrown away. If lashes were found in small puppies, pregnant or nursing bitches, the treatment should be carried out very quickly. The presence of insects in an animal greatly reduces immunity. After all this, you must give the dog a remedy for worms.
Prevention of infection
In order to protect your pet from harm, you need to observe precautions:
- follow all hygiene rules;
- conduct a constant examination of the skin and coat of the dog;
- regularly treat the place of residence of the animal means for prevention;
- if possible, use all available means that scare away insects (collars, sprigs of wormwood, special sprayers and combs); such means can be sprayed on the animal's coat, as well as placed in a box or box where the dog is sleeping; you can rub the animal's hair with a dry mixture of leaves of wormwood;
- make sure that the dog is not in contact with homeless animals or pets with a suspicious appearance.
In the end, we note that in order for the animal to grow and develop normally, it needs proper care, attention and regular vet examination. We must not forget that by taking a dog to our house, we are responsible for it. In response to our care, we get a faithful and devoted friend, as well as a reliable and courageous guard and partner.