I recently fostered a dog from our local animal shelter. The dog had hair loss on its front shoulder, elbow, and belly. I was told that the dog was loosing hair due to stress. After 7 days of being at my home with me and my cat- both of us began itching. The cat was having the same symptoms as the dog- lots of chewing, liking and biting.
My head is itching like crazy – I have tried lice shampoos and scalpacin and a scabbies cream Permethrin from head to toe. After a month and a half my hair has started falling out in large amounts. My cat was taken to a specialist in pet dermatology – she does not have ringworm, scabies, or fleas. she has gone on a special medication – which has lessened her symptoms but not gotten rid of them-and they had no definitive answers. Maybe we are passing something back and forth? But I cant imagine what this could be?
You need to take both of your animals to a vet and yourself to a doctor. Why would you try lice shampoos or scabies medicine without knowing you have lice or scabies? Those shampoos can do more damage than good if you don’t have lice or scabies. You need a good diagnosis before trying something blindly.