Mallophaga (chewing lice) Mammal and bird parasites. Piercing mouthparts. Flat bodied, wingless. Measure 1/4-1/16 in long. Small compound eyes, short or hidden antennae. Each leg has 1 or 2 claws. ID only possible w/ microscope
The thought of lice chewing on your dog contains a high ick factor. Well fed and cared-for dogs seldom experience lice, but if your dog does end up with these parasites it's not because you're a bad pup parent. Your dog picked up lice from exposure to another dog.
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