Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Cat health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old September 14th, 2008, 09:10 AM
gap2222222 gap2222222 is offline
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1
My cat has lice/ticks, but really small. what are they?

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

Last edited by gap2222222; September 14th, 2008 at 09:17 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2008, 11:17 AM
sugarcatmom's Avatar
sugarcatmom sugarcatmom is offline
Senior Contributor
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 5,357
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: http://www.petsandparasites.org/cat-.../dandruff.html
"To close your eyes will not ease another's pain." ~ Chinese Proverb

“We must not refuse to see with our eyes what they must endure with their bodies.” ~ Gretchen Wyler
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 AM.