walking dandruff


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walking dandruff

Cheyletiellosis, a contagious skin disease affecting dogs and cats cause by an infestation of parasitic Cheyletiella mites. The condition causes excessive dandruff, but the euphemistic name also refers to the fact that the mites are large enough to be seen moving on the top layer of the animals skin. The poor animal was crawling with walking dandruff by the time his owners brought him in for treatment. That's not just dandruff on your cat—that's walking dandruff. You'll need to see a vet about that.
See also: dandruff, walking

walking dandruff

and galloping dandruff
n. lice. (see also pants rabbits.) The bum called his lice “walking dandruff.” I don’t know anybody with galloping dandruff—I hope.
See also: dandruff, walking
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A YOUR vet will have a bath, injection or spray for skin mites - sometimes called walking dandruff. Have his eye checked for infection or a blocked tear duct and his teeth checked too, as duct and teeth problems can be connected.
Cats can get a 'walking dandruff' which can be treated easily.
A THE patches you describe sound like skin mites, sometimes called walking dandruff because they move slightly while you watch them.