Ticks are the main arthropod disease vector in Europe
Fleas are well-known parasites but flea control remains complex
Lice generally cause squamous dermatosis
Sarcoptic mites can cause intense pruritus which can be transmitted to humans
These mites are always localised to the pet’s ears
Demodex mites are present on the skin of all mammals. In dogs their proliferation may lead to a severe disease.
Cheyletiellosis or walking dandruff is a contagious disease
Only the larva of the chigger mite is a parasite. It infests pets and humans in early autumn.
These mites parasitise mainly birds
Sandflies are little mosquito-like insects and are the biological vector of Leishmaniosis
These can be responsible for the transmission of severe diseases