Can dogs get head lice from humans? We are going away and I…

Can dogs get head lice from humans? We are going away and I got a phone call from the home that is going to watch him while we are gone. I was told that they have lice in their home and are now treating it, but I am leary of sending the dog there as I don’t want him to get it.

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Krista Magnifico
7 years ago

Hello Lori, Thanks for the question,,it’s a good one. I am not an expert on live, as it is seen more commonly in children than in pets..actually I have not seen it in pets at all..but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible. In general lice and other ectoparasites are primarily species specific. So those little chewing critters pick their host..there are a few exceptions,,for instances fleas will stay on our furry (warmer) pets and only jump over to us if there is no pets to be found or there arevsonmany fleas they need to spread out into new territory, or… Read more »