Lice Remove Home Remedy For Pets

Pets are like people, i.e. they get lice too. Lice will cause irritation to the skin, including itching that is annoying to the pet. Lice on pets are visible by searching through the hair, searching for parasitic bugs, usually white. However, it depends on the type of lice, since the eggs, nits, nymphs etc consider the color of the bug. The bugs found on humans or pets necessitate that blood exists to remain alive. The lice must be removed from the pet, since while infested the animal will scratch excessively, which can cause infections and sores.

To treat the pet go to your local pharmacy and ask for a shampoo solution that will treat head lice, whether for pets or humans. Most people believe that animals differ from humans, which is true to a degree, however health and wellness is not as different as many believe. Shampoos that will treat head lice for humans will also work for pets.

Over-the-counter lice medications are available, but it is important that you follow all directions and avoid contact with the eyes and nose.

Lice on people are infectious, i.e. the critters can jump from one person to another, and however some reports claim that this is not true with pets. Still, you want to take all precautions, including washing all bed sheets, or areas the pet frequents.

The lice are easiest removed by using simple treatments. Different lice treatments for pets are available including PYRETHRIN shampoos, sprays, and powders and so forth. Other treatments include FIPRONIL, lime sulfur, and so forth. Some reports claim that treating severe lice attacks with tick or flea foggers will help to minimize the problem.

Again, several reports claim that lice on pets is not a hazard to people, still I would take the necessary precautions to verify this theory. Lice that feed on skin or blood will move to any area that blood or skin exists if they feel threatened. This is common sense. Therefore, if you were attempting to remove lice from your pet, why wouldn't these critters move to an area where safety is a welcome?

Lice are said not to jump around on pets, however, if lice jump from person to person and is contracted through other animals, what makes anyone think that lice will not move to other areas in the home while on pets?

I cannot make a decision for you, however if I am treating a pet belonging to me for head lice, I'm going to apply the medications to the pet, myself and other household members. Next, I will watch all clothing in the home, or areas where the pet visited, bed clothing, etc in hot water.

Again, this is all up to you, but that is the advice I would give to anyone, and it is what I would do under the same circumstances. You should also vacuum the carpets and clean the floors thoroughly while dealing with head lice.

Some people will use various home remedy cures for both pets and humans, including garlic. Garlic will run a kisser out of your face, so it may work to remove lice. The garlic should be reduced to powder form before applying. Apply the garlic on the pets coat all over the body, legs, etc, and work it into the skin. Make sure that you apply this every couple of days for the best effects. Garlic is a nature cure, therefore; if possible use this solution even if the pet is not suffering from head lice.

If anytime a cure does not work, contact the vet to learn what you can do to relieve your pet.