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My cdandruff that moves, I will take him to that has small lice/tick like infestation

September 14th, 2008, 09:10 AM
Hi, my cat has small brown pen head size things that move, that resemble dandruff that moves, any ideas, he is a house cat that does get outside on occassion? I plan to take him to the vet later this week, thanks, becky

September 14th, 2008, 11:17 AM
Sounds like your cat might have Cheyletiellosis (aka "Walking Dandruff"), which is caused by mites. It's probably a good idea to get him to a vet as soon as possible because it is highly contagious (and can be transmitted to people). You'll also need to treat the environment, because if they're on your cat, they're also going to be in his bedding and around your house. Here's a link: