Facts to Fight against Fleas

0 Comments Posted by tcahvet in Pet Health, Photos on Monday, April 21st, 2014.

Facts to Fight Against Fleas

DID YOU KNOW?

 

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Female fleas lay eggs within 24 hours of mating, producing 40-50 eggs a day. That means hundreds of eggs in just a few days!

Fleas can jump 50 – 100 times their body length thanks to an elastic pad in their legs. It tenses like a spring and they fly into the air.

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Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean your pet is safe from fleas. Fleas can survive in lows as cold as 28 degrees Fahrenheit and highs up to 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Fleas have four stages of life: egg, larvae, pupae and adult. All stages can live and cause problems on your pet and in your house.

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Stray cats and dogs, rabbits and ferrets can carry flea eggs into your yard. Having a fence doesn’t necessarily mean you will keep fleas out.

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Many species of fleas love to feed on humans. Your pets aren’t the only ones at risk if you don’t use preventative treatment.

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Flea eggs fall off an infested pet as it travels around your house. Be sure to treat the rest of your house after you’ve treated your pet.

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Even if your cat isn’t scratching, she may still have fleas. Those fleas will lay eggs and then your dog may start to itch.

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