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Haru the Lionhead

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Hey guys, it’s been a week since haru went to the vet, and she hasn’t been itching or anything, today i saw something on her shoulder, I didn’t know if it was dandruff or hay dust, I tried to remove it, it looked like dandruff, i saw it on her ear too, I’ve been observing her all the time and this is the first time I’m seeing it, it’s very little, like maybe 2 flakes on her ear, and 3 on her back, then she flopped and I saw some on her side near her leg. What could it be other than mites¿ I don’t think it’s mites because she’s not really itching.
This is the one on her ear
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This is her shoulder, there are only two flakes
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Fur mites. Doesn't necessarily cause itching.

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Fur Mites
Symptoms of Fur mites (Cheyletiella parasitivorax) are more subtle than those of mange or ear canker, and these mites usually do not cause as much itching as some other types of mites. Fur mite infestations usually manifest as flakes in the skin that look like dandruff. In more advanced cases, the fur may actually start to fall out, leaving tufty or bald patches. Unfortunately, some types of fur mites are not easily found on skin scraping or visual inspection. But treatment with the proper medication (We have had excellent results with selamectin, sold as Revolution or Stronghold, depending on where you are.) will often clear up this problem, even if mites cannot be visualized.
 

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Fur mites. Doesn't necessarily cause itching.

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Fur Mites
Symptoms of Fur mites (Cheyletiella parasitivorax) are more subtle than those of mange or ear canker, and these mites usually do not cause as much itching as some other types of mites. Fur mite infestations usually manifest as flakes in the skin that look like dandruff. In more advanced cases, the fur may actually start to fall out, leaving tufty or bald patches. Unfortunately, some types of fur mites are not easily found on skin scraping or visual inspection. But treatment with the proper medication (We have had excellent results with selamectin, sold as Revolution or Stronghold, depending on where you are.) will often clear up this problem, even if mites cannot be visualized.
But she was vaccinated, would she still get it?
 

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If you’re saying that the flakes that i saw wasn’t skin but the mites it self, then I don’t think it’s mites because when I scratched her with my nails I saw more flakes falling out like it was her skin? The medication that she took before was doramectin, does it prevent getting parasites¿ or is it only a treatment¿ I took her to different vets and all of them told me that she should take it, but after she took it my friend told that I shouldn’t and now I’m confused
 

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If you’re saying that the flakes that i saw wasn’t skin but the mites it self, then I don’t think it’s mites because when I scratched her with my nails I saw more flakes falling out like it was her skin? The medication that she took before was doramectin, does it prevent getting parasites¿ or is it only a treatment¿ I took her to different vets and all of them told me that she should take it, but after she took it my friend told that I shouldn’t and now I’m confused
Jenny is more versed in medications so I'll let her expand on this. But from what I understand, doramectin is very specific for a burrowing type of mite but not for fur mites. Ivermectin is what is effective against fur mites (and some other mites as well).
 

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Jenny is more versed in medications so I'll let her expand on this. But from what I understand, doramectin is very specific for a burrowing type of mite but not for fur mites. Ivermectin is what is effective against fur mites (and some other mites as well).
How do I know if it’s fur mites or just dandruff? there are no scabs or anything, but if it was mites, then she should’ve got them one or two weeks ago, i don’t think she would get scabs and bald spots from the first two weeks, and she was shaved I can’t tell it it’s a bald spot because of the mites or not😭 does it affect humans?
 

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The most common source of "dandruff" is mites. I have heard (but can't confirm) that the rare rabbit may have some dry skin during a moult. But the likely source of 'dandruff' is mites.
 

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The most common source of "dandruff" is mites. I have heard (but can't confirm) that the rare rabbit may have some dry skin during a moult. But the likely source of 'dandruff' is mites.
Isn’t it supposed to move¿ the mites I mean, it’s only on her right shoulder, and right ear, i saw one flake and took a picture of it, when I came back it was in the same spot, I’m taking her to the vet tomorrow.
 

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I took her to the vet today, I told him about the dandruff, when he was looking for it, it wasn’t there anymore 🤡, I tried to show it to him but I couldn’t find it, he told me to expose her to the sun, and check her skin after a few days, if it wasn’t red, nos scabs or anything, it should be fine
 

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