How to Tell If a Dog Has Mites
Four common types of mites that infest dogs include demodectic and sarcoptic mange, Cheyletiella (walking dandruff) and odectic (ear), according to Vetinfo. An additional mite, Pneumonyssoides caninum, inhabits the nasal passages of dogs. Early signs of mites include itching or exposure to another animal already infected by mites. Most dog mites infect only other canids; however, wearing gloves or washing your hands after touching your dog helps prevent spreading infection or contamination.