How Fleas Hurt Our Pets

  • The main problem is obviously irritation. This is often variable between animals because some dogs and cats become allergic to the flea saliva, while others tolerate lots of fleas quite happily.
  • 72 fleas can consume 1ml of blood per day, so severe infestations on very small animals, cat_flea_dirtsespecially puppies, and kittens, can cause severe anemia and even death – hard to believe but it does happen every year.
  • Fleas also carry a tapeworm, Dipylidium caninum, which is ingested when a host animal grooms a flea off itself. IF YOUR PET HAS FLEAS, IT WILL HAVE WORMS AS WELL.
  • Finally fleas can bite humans – they prefer our fur-covered friends, but if you have a bad infestation in your house they will attack your ankles and calves, or come at you from your sofa, biting your back.

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