Small bugs, microscopic, are burrowing into my dog and cat. These bugs do not crawl or move around. I have had pets my whole life and know these are not fleas or ticks. When I try and pull them off, they seem to burrow even further into their skin. Some of them I have not been able to get off. They are even inside my female dogs genitals. They form little red bumps and sometimes white stuff (not puss) will come out of the infected area. I think we have carpet beetles. Has anyone heard of carpet beetles burrowing into animals. Carpet Beetles eat raw hide; is it possible that they also go after skin. I also have places on me where something has burrow into my skin. I am at a lost. My poor little female dog is covered. I am going to take her to my vet tomorrow but they will only treat the symptoms and that won't get to the route of the problem. HELP.
I've never seen carpet beetles so am not familiar with them. I would guess there's a way to treat the carpet/house to eradicate them.
If the vet notices small parasites on your dog, s/he can and most likely will treat the infestation. There are various parasite meds geared to specific species and the vet will know which to use. Problem of course is once your pet gets home, it's exposed to more little critters. Find out what the vet has to say, identify the bugs and then you'll know what to do next - if your house needs treatment as well. The vet can probably make recommendations about that as well.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.