my friends cats have little red bugs on them?

Cats my friends cats have little red bugs on them?, I'm at my friends house right now and her cats have little red bugs on them. We have been giving them baths and it helped a little. But, they still ...


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03-09-08, 20:56
  my friends cats have little red bugs on them?
I'm at my friends house right now and her cats have little red bugs on them. We have been giving them baths and it helped a little. But, they still have little red bugs EVERYWHERE on them. I know mites don't jump but as the cats were being washed, the bugs jumped around the water. Some are black and some are red. So we were thinking there were some flees on them too. I thought mites only went to ears and eyes on cats. Anyway, we really need some help right now with these cats. Please help us?
My friend and i woke up this morning and found bugs on the bed. I tried to kill them and they wouldn't die! My friend told me they were ticks but i didn't think so. Please we need your help ASAP


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01-01-09, 21:30
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look up "Cimex" (bedbug) on the web, and see if that's what you've got.

That would be a cause for concern for your family; ticks would really only be a concern for your cat.

it could possibly be ticks or mites.

Lice are fairly uncommon in cats, but cats that are in poor condition, or extremely young or old can be susceptible.

Lice are species specific, so cat lice generally do not spread to humans, dog lice generally do not spread to cats etc.

Cat lice can be seen fairly easily with the naked eye, as can their eggs or nits.

There are three types of lice that can affect cats, two of these bite the other is blood sucking.

The tell tale signs of these cat parasites are scratching, although not necessarily excessive scratching, and a drying of the skin showing an increase in scurf or dandruff.

The eggs of the louse are laid directly on the hair, close to the skin, and adhere tightly.

Since it is a stray, you'll want him vet checked asap in case he needs medication for anything specific.
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