Puppy Fleas: How To Get Rid Of Fleas On Puppies And Older Dogs
The word “flea” comes from the Latin word “fleabula”, which means “to itch”. It’s not surprising that the term came into existence because it refers to itching or discomfort caused by insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, lice and other small arthropods.
These tiny creatures are called “fleas” because they cause skin irritation and itchiness. They’re very common bugs that live in many places, but especially in humans. When these little buggers bite us, they inject a toxin that causes pain and inflammation of the skin.
Fleas are usually found on the face, ears, chest and groin area of dogs (especially males) during their lifetime. They may also be found on the feet, legs, tail tip and genital areas of cats.
The most common type of flea is the adult female flea. Adult females have wings that they use to fly around and lay eggs inside another animal or person. If there isn’t enough food available for them, they will lay their eggs in your pet’s fur or skin if possible.
What kills fleas on dogs fast?
No matter how they’re born, adult fleas are the ones that jump on your pet. They can’t fly very high and will usually only land on animals and people as a pit stop before getting onto another host. Adult fleas live for about two weeks and can only survive a short amount of time without feeding on blood. In that short amount of time, they can cause a lot of harm to your dog or cat.
When a flea bites your pet, the saliva that they inject into the top layer of skin causes an allergic reaction. Dogs and cats may start scratching excessively and even have open sores from bite marks on their skin.
This is a very common reason why pets develop allergies and some become even more itchy year round.
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