pet health


Question by  jax9999 (131)

How can I get rid of lice on my pet?

Will people catch the lice?


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Lice aren't common on house pets,humans and pets don't share the same kind of lice, nor do they pass easily to each other. It is uncommon for American house pets to have lice, and they are much easier to treat than fleas. Consult a vet, it may be something else.


Answer by  canadabee (932)

You need to get lice shampoo for your pet immediately. If your pet doesn't like to take a thorough bath, you might consider taking him or her to a professional groomer. And yes, the lice can transfer from pets to people, so you might want to shampoo yourself too.


Answer by  Mark51 (37)

Lice on your pet can be cured with the aid of an over the counter remedy sold in most pet stores. Lice can be caught by humans.


Answer by  my2cents (264)

Lice shampoos that work on people will work fine. Yes, if they're lice people can get them. They might be fleas though, do you know the difference?


Answer by  cathstuff (238)

There are medicated shampoos you can buy to get rid of lice on your pet. To end the life-cycle of the lice, you will need to repeat the process once a week for three weeks and treat other animals. The lice will not transfer to humans.

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