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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aberntm, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. aberntm

    aberntm New Egg

    Jan 24, 2017
    Marysville, Washinton
    Hi my name is Tonya and I found this site while looking for remedies to treat mites on my dogs, I have read many different options. Anything from peroxide mixed with borax to drinking some borax mixture( that didn't seem right). I have ducks and chickens that have been free range until about two weeks ago we pinned them into an area of a quarter acre to keep the new puppy from chasing them, now my pup is scratching and itching badly, I have checked for fleas and there's nothing there. Could this be chicken mites?
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2017
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Tonya, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Frankly, I'm not sure if poultry parasites are transferred to cats and dogs - I don't know one way or the other. But here is an article from the Learning Center that speaks about mite prevention and treatment: Hope you find it useful. In fact, the entire Learning Center is a great place to visit - it has tons of useful articles for the backyard poultry keeper:
    And if you'd like to chat with local chicken folks, locate the WA thread in this link and say howdy:
    Best wishes with your mite issue and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Tonya

    Glad you could join us here! I believe mites and lice can be transferred to others but they would not actually live on the dog as they don't have feathers. Poultry lice and mites for the most part are very species specific, and might walk on you or your dog briefly and might even take a bite, but not infest.
    Redsoxs has left you some good links to check out that I'm sure you would find helpful.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under aberntm [​IMG] Welcome!

    I do hope you are able to find your answer on the threads redsoxs has given you links to.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello Tonya and welcome to our community. Great links from redsoxs - hope they help.

    Best wishes
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I wonder if your pup could be allergic to chickens(feathers)? My sisters dog is allergic to most everything (shelter rescue)
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    Hi Tonya, it's nice to have you join us!
  8. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2015
    Borax is poisonous. No drinking. If you think your dog has mites, rather than fleas, you might want to consult your Vet. Unless you are talking Mange mites. If that be the case there are various products on the market for treating Mange; but again, I would consult with my vet for the best fix.
    Good luck![​IMG][​IMG]
  9. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Overrun With Chickens

    :welcome Tonya! Glad you joined us!

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