Does your dog have fleas? Is your cat covered in fleas?

Here, some classic signs of a flea infestation on your dog, cat, your environment, or you:

  • Black “dust” on the fur
  • Itchiness
  • Scratching
  • Red bumps on the skin
  • Chewing on the fur
  • Constant discomfort or itchiness
  • Small bites around your ankles

Here, a wonderfully creative video created by Dr. Simanovszky, a veterinarian with a passion for educational cartoons! A reminder about the health dangers of fleas to dogs and cats. Not only can it lead to a life-threatening anemia (especially in kittens), but it can contribute to flea allergy dermatitis, uncomfortable pain and itching, plague, tapeworm infestations, and more!

My advice as a veterinarian? If you have a cat or dog or multiple pets, it’s imperative to keep your ALL your pets on medication; after all, just because your cat doesn’t go outside doesn’t mean your dog won’t carry them in. It’s a lot less expensive than having to flea bomb your whole house.

When in doubt, talk to your veterinarian about picking a flea and tick medicationthat fits you, your dog or cat, and your lifestyle!

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