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'Walking dandruff' (Cheyletiellosis) Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): David Scarff

Cheyletiella infection is a form of mange that is also known as rabbit mites and walking dandruff. This is an itchy skin condition caused by small parasites living on the skin surface. The mites can be found on many animals including dogs, cats and rabbits and can be transmitted from pets to people. Early recognition is important as the condition can be simply treated.

What causes cheyletiellosis?

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How would I know if my pet has cheyletiellosis?

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Can I catch mites from my pet?

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How will my vet know my cat has mites?

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How can the infection be treated?

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