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What did I just find on my Lab X???

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LadySilvia Mon 18-Jul-16 21:17:47

She's just returned from a long weekend with DF and DWeimaraners and had a blast but I've just plucked this tiny monster off her coat. Can anyone identify it? Will she need fumigating/vet treatment? TIA - I'm going for a lie down after some very undignified flapping while I bagged the bugger! grin

WhizzPopper Mon 18-Jul-16 21:18:40


Ilovetea82 Mon 18-Jul-16 21:18:48

That looks like an earwig

Out2pasture Mon 18-Jul-16 21:19:00


LadySilvia Mon 18-Jul-16 21:19:54

Really? Never seen one before! Off to google. Do I need to treat her for them?

YouveCatToBeKittenMe Mon 18-Jul-16 21:20:17

Looks like an earwig
Probably just dropped onto her
I don't think there is any need, or any product for earwig prevention on dogssmile

villainousbroodmare Mon 18-Jul-16 21:21:34

That's an earwig. Not a dog parasite, just an ordinary little garden/ domestic insect that happened to be stuck to her.

SkydivingFerret Mon 18-Jul-16 21:21:43

You've never seen an earwig??? They don't live on dogs btw it probably fell on her and hitched a ride

Haggisfish Mon 18-Jul-16 21:24:18

How can you have never seen an earwig?!? faints

LadySilvia Mon 18-Jul-16 21:24:55

Never ever Sky - I've obviously lived a sheltered life! grin They do look nasty though!

LadySilvia Mon 18-Jul-16 21:27:32

Haha Haggis - I keep feeling itchy just thinking of it. I'm always in the garden too so I'm surprised I've never seen one either: s'weird!

Haggisfish Mon 18-Jul-16 21:35:41

I used to collect them out of the roses as a game. Even though I was scared they would crawl insider ears and eat my brains!

ShowOfHands Mon 18-Jul-16 21:37:59


I see earwigs every day. I'm so surprised you can not recognise one.

They're utterly harmless.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Mon 18-Jul-16 21:55:18

Those pinchers can give you a nasty nip though.

LadySilvia Mon 18-Jul-16 22:08:26

Maybe the birds round here find them a delicacy and snap them up quickly? grin

CreepingDogFart Wed 20-Jul-16 18:19:27

Definitely an earwig 🤔

IveAlreadyPaid Wed 20-Jul-16 18:21:25


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