Harvest mites cause seasonal skin challenges for dogs during late summer and autumn. The affected areas will cause an intense itching in dogs.
The increased scratching of the dog is often the first indication of a harvest mite infestation.
What to do? For treatment of harvest mites, anti-parasitic shampoos or sometimes just lukewarm showers can help to get rid of these pests. Most common places are the tummy, groin and around the paws. Also important is to clean the environment of your dog, like their sleeping areas, regularly.
How can you prevent the pests?!
Because harvest mite larvae are only active during the day, you can reduce the risk of grass mites by modifying your pet’s routine. Consider going for dog-walks early in the morning or after dusk.