Five Flea Facts

| August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
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  • The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the primary flea that infests dogs.
  • The dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) is rarely the cause of infestations in North America.
  • Both the cat and dog flea can spread the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum.
  • Female fleas can consume up to 15 times their weight in blood and must feed before reproducing.
  • Fleas can lay as many as 50 eggs per day.

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Jill Scully

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Jill is mom to three retrievers. Krypto (a black lab mix) is very laid back & only gets excited when it’s time to eat. Ripley (a pure bred golden retriever) is the typical happy, always “ready to play” golden. Boomer (a golden retriever/English setter) is the baby of the group. He loves to go for rides in the car and follows Jill from room to room around the house.

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  1. Marcia Cullison Lucas says:

    Does this mean it is ‘cat fleas’ that are hanging out on rodents, including rabbits? Around here, our dogs kill and sometimes eat rabbits, and shortly thereafter have tapeworms. Silly doggies……

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