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Lice Treatment Removal Information in Boston Area

Can we get lice from our Dog?

16 April

Can our family dog get lice?  No, your family dog cannot get lice.  Head Lice only live on human scalps.  Head Lice are what is known as an “obligate” parasite.  An obligate parasite is specific to one host, and one environment on that host, and cannot avail itself of other hosts.  Dogs, cats and other household pets have their own obligate parasites such as fleas, ear mites, heartworm, etc.  We humans have 3 species of lice that are specific to humans. Head Lice, Body Lice and Pubic Lice.  Each species of human lice is genetically distinct from one another.  In other words head lice can not turn into body lice or pubic lice.shutterstock_175824824

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