Just found out about this today, I wrote the story, hope it's not too long.
Wow, what a stunner. For the last 3 weeks or so Piston and Aika have been scratching from itching more that usual. 2 weeks ago, Piston started scratching so much under his belly that he lost some hair and had a big irritation spot. I shaved a part of his belly and could not see anything other that the irritation. So I took I'm to the Vet, got checked for bacteria, tested negative. With the bad irritation and him scratching he got pills for the scratching and antibiotics. All was good, itching seem to go away, until the we finished his pills.
2 days later he is still going at it and his belly is getting worse. BTW Aika still scratched the same.
At this point I am starting to loose it...imagine the dogs.
After grooming, checking them etc... I see little black spots on Piston's belly that I did not see previously. Looked like tinny little scabs. I use a flash light and tweezers and manage to pick one out. After looking at it closely with a magnifying glass, it looks like a tick. Like a flee but a tick like bug!!!!!!!
I comb through Piston's hair and he is infested. I have picked ticks out of my dog's from walks, but never something like this. About 1/32-1/16 of an inch. (1mm-3mm).
I took a few of them to the Vet and she confirmed that it is in the family of the tick but could not identify it and we will send it out find out exactly what they are.
Sooooo, Pistons, Aika and Jacouille have them. Althoug Aika and Jacouille aren't so bad. So all of them got a special shampoo shower today and the tick medication. Then out of revenge I have been looking though the dog's with tweezers crushing them.
Unfortunately I cannot take a proper picture of them but here is a pic of piston's back of the ear..... burk!!!!
See the little black spots..these are the big ones..
If this type of parasites happened to someone or someones knows about this please give so info!!!
If the tick treatment works I will have to keep giving it to them as it's 100% sure they got this in the fields back of the house.
The Vet told me about a lyme increase in the region
but I can't keep the crew indoors, they love it too much outside.
Piston, Aika, Jacouille Julie and Seb.