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jemery33
Sun, Nov 26, 2023

Mate all I know is you can literally see these things whatever they are move Farley quickly in swarms through her fur, you can see her fur part and like literally you can just see it as clear as day. But if you go to part get fur where you see the patch expecting to see a bunch of fleas or something THERES NOTHING THERE! well that I can see by eye anyway. I’ve been looking with a microscope when I can and I can see things moving on her. That’s 100%. But I cannot tell you what they are. I have photos. Videos. But can’t see a hell of a lot. I just know her fur never done this before 2 weeks ago mate.. that’s why I know it’s intentional, it’s like they have dumped a big bag of these things inside the ceiling and now the entire house is absolutely covered. But I’m cleaning everyday. Doing my best. But it doesn’t happy like this mate. The amount of these things to just appear in 1 day just doesn’t happen l. Anyway.

I would love to verify what they are.

Thanks


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The presence of rapidly moving entities in your dog's fur that are not visible to the naked eye but can be seen under a microscope suggests a parasitic infestation, possibly mites or a similar microscopic pest.

Mites such as Demodex or Sarcoptes can cause the symptoms you're describing. Demodex mites typically cause hair loss and can lead to secondary infections, while Sarcoptes, which cause scabies, can lead to intense itching and skin irritation.

Given the severity and the unusual presentation, it's possible that there's an environmental factor at play. The sensation of swarming could be due to a different type of pest infestation in the home, such as fleas or even a non-parasitic issue like an allergic reaction to a household pest.

Wash your dog's bedding and any areas where she spends a lot of time in hot water.

If the situation does not improve, or if your dog's condition worsens, it may be necessary to seek veterinary care despite your current preference not to. A vet can perform skin scrapings, allergy testing, and other diagnostics to identify the cause of the symptoms and recommend appropriate treatment.

Also, consider reaching out to pest control to evaluate your home if you suspect the issue is environmental and not limited to your dog.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.