Shelter Dogs  

Maddie's® Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell

Oreo and Noodles happy

Oreo Noodles




These two adorable boys -- now Oreo and Noodles -- were surrendered to our local shelter. On evaluation by the vets and students of the Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, they were found to have lice!!! The good news is each species of lice affects only one species of animal. This means that dog lice will only affect dogs, and human lice will only affect humans. Therefore, people can not get lice from their pets.
We are happy to report that following treatment, they were adopted by a veterinary student on the shelter medicine rotation. They are living large -- and lice free -- in a fabulous new home..  {back}