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Old 07-19-2010, 11:17 AM
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Question long thin black bugs?!?!

Two days ago we noticed long, thin, black bugs crawling on Groo. They don't look like fleas! We used a topical flea treatment on him yesterday morning and didn't see any bugs on him by the end of the night but then this morning I found a few crawling on him. I don't know what they are, they're not chiggers, bed bugs, they don't look like fleas (they're not jumping and we're not itching or infested), but they must be biting him because the poor little guy has been biting at himself and is not getting bald spots! I feel so bad, what can I do and what can they be? I've been placing money aside for his neuter and whatnot but I don't have quite enough money for a super-expensive vet appointment and treatment yet! HELP!!

Oh, when I googled the description of them "seed ticks" also came up but they don't look like them. Honestly, I couldn't find a picture that looked anything like it!
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:49 PM
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Hmmmm that's strange I wonder what they are. Chloe had something similar on her the other day too, I only saw one though. It moved really fast and I assumed it was a flea but I wasn't for sure. I gave her a bath with a little bit of ecaplytus oil in the water and mixed in with the shampoo (if you try this keep it off her face) and I haven't seen any since.
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I'm unsure what they are, but fleas do crawl when on a pup. I'd dip into the money you have set aside for his neuter and get him into a vet asap considering the amount of scratching and hair loss. Poor little guy. Good luck and please keep us posted.
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That's odd!! Could you pluck one off him and put it in a bah or container and take it to vets and ask?

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just a thought but could they be thrips (thunder flies)?
i'm asking as Stottie just came in from the garden covered in them.
they're tiny, long, black bugs that are itchy when they crawl on you but harmless as they're plant eaters and not blood suckers.

a quick brush down gets rid of them out of Stottie's coat.
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I used bio-spot on him and so far they're still on him. I was told that after 24 hours I can give him a bath and let the shampoo sit on him for 15 minutes and then rinse him off...has anyone else done this? I'm hesitant to use a flea shampoo because I don't know if the extra chemials will ovcer medicate him.

He's jumping all over the place biting, I feel so bad for him!
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Did you check of the response for Ember, I bet they are these thunder flies? google them you'll get a picture. Hope this helps
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I'd try to catch one in a jar and take it to the vet. Have you looked into low-cost alteration places in your area? You can usually find a spay/neuter for 50-75.
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