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Harvest mites

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by dandogman, Sep 6, 2013.


  1. dandogman

    dandogman PetForums VIP

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    The girls have got harvest mites :(

    I noticed they have been itching a lot recently - Pippa around her ears and Molly has been biting her legs/paws and has got red skin in her legs. I've checked for fleas, but didn't find any and put it down to an environmental allergy. I saw a post on the Labrador forum about harvest mites and it clicked... I checked Molly over and I found one of the little blighters... now I need to get rid of them... anyone got any tips? I've heard they are hard to get rid of.
     
  2. Wyrekin

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    We use Frontline on the donkey at work when he gets them, he's the only one that seems to get them for some reason...

    I got eaten alive by the damn things last year! Whenever I went to shut my chickens in they just munch on my feet.
     
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    Have you tried apple cider vinegar on them?
    Also thornit powder gets rid of the little buggers!
     
  5. dandogman

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    I've been recommended coal tar shampoo... I'm going to give that a whirl as I have some already.

    Thanks for the suggestions
     
  6. Malmum

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    I use this because the dogs were getting itchy feet and legs after field walks CSJ Skinny Spray - Repels Fleas, Ticks, Mites, Mange, Lice & Flies

    I don't like chemicals at all and lots of folk on Mal Facebook groups use this for bugs in general. Had no itching since using it, spray the pads and legs prior to a walk, in fact I spray it on my hands and rub it in their legs after spraying their pads. Spray myself too because I once had a tick attached to my neck - yuk! :(
     
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    Advantix is good, but prescription only.
     
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