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Nits/Lice

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by fishtankswimming, May 18, 2010.


  1. fishtankswimming

    fishtankswimming PetForums Member

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    Hi, this may sound like a daft question, but can my cats catch nits/lice? My cats and I have moved into my mates place to look after his kids while he is away and the daughter is riddle with nits/lice. I am getting rid of them but wondered whether my fur babies can catch them.:)

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  2. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    I wouldn't think so it's probably a different species on cats than humans
     
  3. fishtankswimming

    fishtankswimming PetForums Member

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    Thanks Nicky10, was just wondering and keeping fingers crossed lol x
     
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    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    Keep an eye out for them of course and on your own head too but I think head lice are specific to humans.
     
  5. HollyM

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    No they can't catch lice from humans, lice are species specific so therefore human lice need human blood to feed on.
     
  6. fishtankswimming

    fishtankswimming PetForums Member

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    Thanks very much HollyM and Nicky10. Am def checking my hair out too:) and keeping it tied up right at the top of my head when I am home lol. Will also keep an eye on the cats.
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