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Understanding Dog Fleas: How Fleas Breed & Affect Your Dogs Health


Fleas belong to the insect order Siphonaptera. They are common pests and may attack many mammals, including man. They can be a year round problem because they infest not only pets but also the home of the owner. Because of this, treatment of the pet alone may only temporarily solve a flea infestation.

Although many species of fleas feed primarily on one type of animal, the common cat and dog flea will readily take blood from a variety of animals, including man. Flea infestations of pets and their homes will most likely involve the cat flea, Ctenocephalides felis and occasionally the dog flea, C. canis.

Fleas are small (2 to 4 mm in length), brownish to black insects which are characteristically flattened from side to side. Adults are wingless and capable of jumping relatively long distances. Adults feed exclusively on blood with their piercing-sucking mouthparts. When not actively feeding, adult fleas often hide in locations frequented by the host animal such as your dog bedding, sofas, or carpeted areas.

The common cat and dog fleas breed throughout the year. After feeding and mating, the female deposits her eggs, usually on the host. Several eggs are laid daily and up to several hundred over a lifetime. Eggs normally fall off the host into bedding material or similar areas and hatch within two weeks.

Flea eggs accumulate in areas where the host spends most of its time. In addition, adult fleas defecate small pellets of digested blood which also drop off into the environment. A flea comb will often gather this fecal matter at the base of the tines providing a good sign of flea infestation. The combination of white flea eggs and black dried blood specks may appear as a sprinkling of salt and pepper where an infested animal has slept.

Fleas undergo complete metamorphosis, that is, they pass through four developmental stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Immature fleas do not resemble adults at all.

Flea larvae are tiny, light colored, and, worm-like, without legs. They feed primarily on various debris and organic material including the droppings of the adults which contains digested blood. Flea larvae occur indoors and outdoors, wherever the eggs have fallen off the host. In houses, flea larvae live in carpeting, furniture, animal bedding and other protected areas with high humidity. Flea larvae also live outdoors in areas where animals spend time such as under porches in and around dog houses, etc.

Because flea larvae depend on the adult's fecal pellets of dried blood as a food source, they cannot live in lawns or other outdoor areas unless the pet visits those areas enough to provide this food.

Depending on the species of flea and environmental conditions the larvae will pupate in one week to several months. The pupa is contained within a loose silken cocoon which is often covered by bits of debris. Under average conditions, the life cycle of the flea normally requires between 30 and 75 days but may take much longer. Adult fleas inside the cocoon, called pre-emerged fleas, will stay in that condition for weeks to months if no external cues from a host is available.

However, when disturbed by the presence of a host such as vibrations or carbon dioxide from exhaled breath, the fleas emerge simultaneously and attack the host. This is why it is possible to return to a house or apartment that has been empty for months and find it full of fleas.

When the normal host is available, fleas may feed several times a day but they are capable of surviving extended periods of starvation. In household situations, the normal host is a cat or dog. However, if the normal host is removed, starved fleas will readily seek other sources of blood and more often than not, man is the alternate host. In severe infestations, fleas will attack humans even though the normal host is present.

Certain species of fleas have been known to transmit such diseases as bubonic plague and murine typhus. These have never been a major problem. The major problems with fleas is as a nuisance pest of pets. The irritation and itching from flea bites results in scratching and potential secondary infection. Fleas may also transmit the double-pored dog tapeworm to dogs and cats.

Finally, persistent attacks from fleas can cause severe allergic responses in some people and pets. Once sensitized, a single flea bite may produce symptoms including hair loss, usually around the base of the tail, dermatitis, and intense itching. In worse cases, puppies and young kittens can also died from serious fleas infestations.

With proper flea management knowledge, flea problems will not be a big issue and can be battle and win over easily.

About the Author:
Moses Chia is a dog lover and owner of Dog. SobedienceTraining.com - The dog training resource site for a happier and healthier dog.

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Dozens of Adoptable Pets Arrive in Massachusetts After Surviving COVID-19 and 2 Hurricanes  PEOPLE

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Pets of the Week at Pasadena Humane – Pasadena Weekendr  Pasadena Now

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Call today to schedule pet's appointment at Parish rabies clinic Sept. 30  NNY360

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Wag Wednesday|Keep your pets safe during the fall  ArkLaTexHomepage

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Pets of the Week  Clarksville Now

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Pets of the week: Barney is the perfect family dog. Zelda is just plain adorable  MLive.com

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Website aims to help reunite Bear Fire survivors with their lost pets  Action News Now

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Pets for adoption this week in Savannah  Savannah Morning News

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Ella Creates Special Bonds With Her Pets  SMA News Today

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Pets of the week, Sept. 23 | Local News | hickoryrecord.com  Hickory Daily Record

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PETS OF WEEK: Petunia and Monty | Community | wiscnews.com  WiscNews

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Real Pet Food Company of Phoenix, AZ Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe Dog Food in 4 lb Bags Because of a Possible Salmonella Health Risk (USA)  FDA.gov

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Livestock, pet supplies available for fire victims  KEZI TV

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Many struggling to feed themselves during pandemic also struggling to feed their pets  Wink News

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Pets of the Week: 9-22-20 – WBKB 11  WBKB-TV

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Good Day Pets – Meet Tongues!  KCAU 9

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What Car Mods Have You Made For Your Pets?  Jalopnik

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Walmart offers Pet's Favorite odor-eliminating candles  PRNewswire

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With fall here, keep up pest preventatives for your pets and watch for seasonal allergies  NOLA.com

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Real Pet Food Company recalls dog food due to possible salmonella contamination  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

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Pets of the Week: Sept. 21 | The Herald-News  The Herald-News

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Dozens Of Pets Transported From Virgin Islands Up For Adoption Through MSPCA-Cape Cod  CBS Boston

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PACC offering free medical care to pets during COVID, apply here  KGUN

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Marion County Pets: Kiki, Suzie and Rambo  WCJB

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Churches to bless family pets Oct. 4 - Belfast - Waldo - Republican Journal  Republican Journal

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‘Among Us' colors, costumes, and pets: How to customize your character  Inverse

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Adoptable Pets Of The Week: Kelp, Carson Daly, Mack, Alex, Bart  Rockville, MD Patch

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Empty the Shelters event lowers pet adoption fees in early October  PotomacLocal.com

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Pet food giveaway; 6abc teams up with 1 Love 4 Animals to help families in need  WPVI-TV

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Pets may be more susceptible to Covid-19 than first thought, study says  South China Morning Post

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95 lost pets seeking owners following North Complex West Zone Fire  KRCRTV.COM

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Millennials Are Pampering Their Pets  88.9 KETR

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Pet of the Week Jasper | Local News | independenttribune.com  Independent Tribune

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How to protect your pets in the changing weather  WETM - MyTwinTiers.com

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All About Pets: Emergency preparations for your pets  Prescott Daily Courier

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Robotic pets used to help prevent social isolation for senior citizens in West Alabama  WBRC

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6 Things to Know About Insuring Your Pets  MSN Money

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2 Vets Explain Why Your Cat's Chosen You as Their Comfiest Sleeping Spot  POPSUGAR

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Pets that are so excited for fall  msnNOW

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Virtual Pet Blessings, Bingo At Holy Spirit  My veronanj

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Pets and the People who Love Them | Lifestyles  News Courier

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Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of Sept. 20, 2020  Summit Daily News

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Friends of Strays offers assistance to keep pets home with their families  St Pete Catalyst

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Pets of Detroit: The Official Power Rankings  prideofdetroit.com

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Who will take care of Fido when you're gone? Minnesotans put trust in trusts  Minneapolis Star Tribune

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September 23 Pet of the Week: Ryan  FOX21News.com

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Boone is KLBK’s Pet of the Day!  KLBK | KAMC | EverythingLubbock.com

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Kids often hit hard by death of beloved pet, study finds  Medical Xpress

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These household items can be poisonous to your pets  KSAT San Antonio

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PET TALK: Introducing a new baby to pets  New Castle News

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Cognitive Decline in Aging Pet Dogs Not Impacted by Diet or Prior Training  SciTechDaily

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West Seattle business handcrafts unique bow ties for pets *and* people  seattlerefined.com

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Help Find Missing Pets From Creek Fire Evacuations  Sierra News Online

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Pet of the Week: Ginger  KATC Lafayette News

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How to Handle Your Pet's Allergies  Lifehacker

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Clarksville area Pets of the Week for September 23rd, 2020  Clarksville Online

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Adoptable pets of the week | Local News | thesuntimes.com  Heber Springs Sun-Times

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PAWS: Let's educate pet owners  Muskogee Daily Phoenix

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Pet Parasite Forecast: Higher rate of anaplasmosis  FOX 61

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My Pet Peeves  The Southside Messenger

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How to unlock all skins, hats, and pets in Among Us  Dot Esports

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You won't find a cheaper pet camera than the Petcube, now $36  CNET

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It Takes Longer Than You'd Think For Cats to Become Friends — Here's What Experts Say  POPSUGAR

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Animal hoarding burdens shelters with sick, neglected pets  Columbia Missourian

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Arlington Pet of the Week: Jettie  ARLnow

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Petcube launches Cam, an affordable pet camera integrated with vet consultants  PRNewswire

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A 2nd Chance Pet of the Week  Hillsboro Times Gazette

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Emergency responders work to save pets  Southern Standard

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Petco Opens 100th In-Store Pet Hospital  Retail Leader

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Providence Animal Center Pet of the Week: Sweet Potato  The Delaware County Daily Times

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Plan ahead for Sept. 3-Oct. 6: Pet blessing in Cocoa, fish fry on Merritt Island  Florida Today

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Pet of the week: Baby  WXII12 Winston-Salem

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Bless family pets at St. Margaret's - Belfast - Waldo - Republican Journal  Republican Journal

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U.K. Gardener Harvests Potato She Swears Resembles Dog: 'I Still Keep Laughing About It'  PEOPLE

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N.J. pets in need: Sept. 21, 2020  nj.com

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Valenta: Pet preparations for a disaster  Austin American-Statesman

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Do Cats Need Baths? An Expert Weighs In  POPSUGAR

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Pet Health: Smoky air especially harmful to pets  KOIN.com

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Help Pets in Need Find a Forever Family During PetSmart Charities® National Adoption Days  PRNewswire

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New Pets Add Life Video Highlights How A Pet Sees You Through The Most Challenging Of Times  PRNewswire

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Siouxland Humane Society hosts 18th annual 'Pets on Parade'  KTIV

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First State Animal Center to host pet food drive - Delaware State News  Delaware State News

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Get cozy with one of these 20 adoptable pets: Sept. 19-20  SILive.com

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2 Middle Tennessee shelters participate in BISSELL Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters event  WKRN News 2

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Pet of the Week: Romeo and Freckles  WETM - MyTwinTiers.com

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Detroit woman frustrated that Michigan veterinary clinics still won’t let pet owners inside  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

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Pet stores at Arizona malls accused of selling 'puppy mill' dogs  The Arizona Republic

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Jennie Garth rescued a dog named Fauci during COVID-19. Now, she has this message  Today.com

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28 top-rated Amazon products your pets will love  CNN

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Salem animal hospital offers free treatment for pets hurt in area wildfires  KPTV.com

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Digital Pet Care Sales Reach $27 Billion, reports Packaged Facts  PRNewswire

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Pet Scene: Summit County's adoptable pets for the week of Sept. 13, 2020  Summit Daily News

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Coronavirus and Pets: UC Davis Experts Address Common Questions  UC Davis

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