How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. John Your Own Question
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 10960
Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. John is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog was living with a dog who had lice. Both dogs have

Customer Question

My dog was living with a dog who had lice. Both dogs have been "dipped" at the local animal shelter 2x within 6 days of each other. I need to take my dog to a friends house for a week while I'm away and she has 3 dogs of her own. I know my dog needs yet another dip in one week. What can I do to prevent infestation of my friend's dogs?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello, Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. Hopefully after the 2nd dip, they shouldn't be contagious anymore, but I would still talk to your friend about taking a precaution. There is nothing else you can do on your end to prevent lice infestation to the other dogs. If they are on Frontline monthly (labeled for lice), then that should prevent it. Your friend can also get insecticide flea and tick collars and use them on her dogs to help prevent infestation. Most are not labeled for lice but usually work well for them. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

My goal is to make sure that you get all your question answered and all the information you need. If you are satisfied with my answer, please rate it. Rating it is the only way I get credit for helping you. If you feel like it is not helpful to you, or if there is more information you need, please respond back to me before rating. Realize that our conversation is not intended to diagnose or treat a condition. There has to be a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship established with an exam, according to law. You should always follow up with your vet.

Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. John