How To Identify Fleas On Your Pet

Fleas may be small (1 to 2 mm long) but they can cause big problems for your dog, cat and family members.

Their bites are an annoyance and can be very itchy, causing your pet to scratch—especially if it’s allergic to flea saliva. Too much scratching can lead to skin infections, for one thing, not to mention that a flea can also spread disease. That’s why it’s important that your pet is given a preventive medication regularly. Year-round protection is optimal.

If you think your pet has become infested, would you know how to identify a flea? Locating the bites is an easy way to initially identify a flea problem before you’ve located the fleas themselves.

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