Close this search box.

Photo by Helen Sushitskaya / Shutterstock

Fleas can transmit parasites

As I said before, fleas can carry parasites and transmit them to your pets and this process can adversely affect the health of your animals. “When dogs and cats groom fleas off their bodies, they often swallow them,” Morris says. “If the flea is carrying tapeworms, they’ll then be released into the dog or cat’s intestinal tract.”

Moreover, these insects can consume a lot of blood from their hosts and this can lead to severe illness, such as anemia and in some cases, they could even require blood transfusions. “This mostly occurs in young puppies and kittens,” Hohenhaus says. “Fleas are very efficient and effective parasites.”

« 1 ... 78 9

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You Might Like:

From Our Network: