Sure, dogs scratch, but probably not at the rate your pooch is when a few hundred bedbugs are biting on its little dog-butt. If your dog starts to develop welts or red lesions on their skin, that's also a good indicator that some kind of bug is eating them up. Look out for rashes, hives, blisters, and other irritability on your pet's skin.
Although bugs can sometimes be found on cats and dogs, this situation is unusual; it is not likely that cats and dogs will introduce a bed bug infestation into a home because any bugs that crawled onto them to feed during the night generally would have gone into hiding during the day.
However, in rare cases, bed bugs could be hiding in a dog's fur and fall onto another dog during play. Q: I use topical flea and tick treatments such as Frontline on my pet. Does this help prevent my pet from getting bed bugs?
Bed Bug sniffing dogs. The increased case of bed bug spotting has led to the use of canine bed bug detection services such as Penny's Colorado Bed Bug K9 LLC. A dog's sense of smell is so acute that it can locate a single bed bug with its nose! Penny has been working as a bed bug inspector since 2008.
Bedbugs very often find their initial entry into your home with human visitors who inadvertently bring these piggybackers into your house. There is a reason to be a little wary whenever you have visitors to your home, and even more so when you are hosting overnight guests who have been traveling recently and staying in hotels or apartments in warm-climate areas where bedbugs are known to thrive.
Most dogs love the outdoors - roaming around and investigating what treasures nature has to offer. Unfortunately, many of these "treasures" are annoying, even dangerous, bugs that can hitch a ride on your dog and unsuspectingly be brought into your home. The following are some of the worst bugs your dog can bring indoors. 1.