Parasites are practically and commonly everywhere your dog and/or cat goes – in your home, yard, everywhere! They’re creepy, crawling and pose a threat to the health of your family and pet. Even well-cared for pets can contract parasites. Prevention is the best defensive mechanism and luckily for you, we can help make that easier.
- They are reddish-brown insects with flattened bodies. They are so small that 8 adult fleas lined up end-to-end measures only an inch in length!
- They are amazing jumpers and survive by feeding on blood. Female fleas consume 15 times their body weight per day. “Flea dirt” visible on the skin/fur are simply excreted blood that was not digested by the flea.
- Flea allergy dermatitis is a very common skin condition, caused by constant biting and irritation from the flea.
- Fleas often transmit tapeworms and Hemobartonella (cat scratch fever). Heavy infestation can lead to anemia.
- Can affect humans as well, such as allergic reactions, tapeworms, flea typhus (Rickettsia felis) and plague.
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