Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that can make life miserable for pets and their owners.
They can cause:
- intense itching and scratching which can result in hair loss
- Flea Allergy Dermatitis – a very common and unpleasant skin condition caused by an allergy to flea saliva
- tapeworm infestation
- anaemia in puppies and kittens.
Fleas multiply fast. Just one female flea can lay 50 eggs a day; so it can take as little as 21 days for one flea to become 1,000.