Cheyletiellosis (Walking Dandruff) in Dogs and Cats

Cheyletiellosis is a skin disease that is caused by mites called Cheyletiella spp. (sometimes called ‘walking dandruff’). This mite is contracted from dogs, cats, rabbits or other animals that are infested with the mite. The mite lives in the superficial layers of the skin and on the surface of the skin. The mite adults, immature forms and eggs spend most of their time on the skin. They may survive for several days in the environment.

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