Just the thought of fleas can make anyone’s skin crawl. Our pet’s quality of life takes a nosedive when dealing with a flea infestation. That is why prevention methods are so vital and we highly recommend Seresto as the best prevention method. You may think you know everything about fleas, but there are some things you might not know.
5 Flea Facts:
1. Fleas Can Attack Your Home
If you don’t know this already, once a flea gets into your house, they multiply like rabbits. It’s amazing how fast fleas can infest your home. That’s why it’s important to stay up to date on any flea prevention medication.
2. Fleas Last Forever without Eating
Fleas don’t die because they have no blood to suck on, they can actually last up to 100 days without a blood meal. I know that’s gross to hear, but it’s sort of scary to think that a flea could stay in any environment for over 3 months without any sort of “food.”
3. Fleas Can Jump (REALLY HIGH)
You may wonder how that flea got on your pet to begin with, but it’s said that a flea can jump up to 8 inches high. That’s very high for something that’s so small.
4. Fleas Kill
Fleas may look like tiny little harmless creatures, but they are deadly. They carry diseases that can very well kill your dog or cat. Fleas literally suck the blood right out from the animal’s skin and it slowly kills them. Imagine how a human feels when they lose blood, they start to die and that’s the exact same thing that happens to animals.We love our pets and consider them family and the last thing we would want is for them to suffer. The costs of caring for our pets can really start to add up but flea prevention medicine is worth it in the end. Seresto is a great cost-effective option because the collar repels fleas and ticks for up to 8 months!
5. There are 2,000 Species/Subspecies of Fleas
This fact might make you want to gag, but it’s true. There are over 2,000 different types of fleas in the world that can harm anything they get their blood sucking mouths on. However, one of the most common types of flea is the cat flea and this flea does the most harm to the animals it has contact with.
Since your dog or cat can’t really tell you that they have fleas, it’s important that you keep an eye out for them. You can do this by giving them their flea prevention medication on time, but also by checking their fur with a flea comb. Sometimes the only way to tell if they have fleas is with a flea comb because fleas are so ridiculously small.
Rocky has had the pleasure of trying out the Seresto collar and we have noticed a tremendous difference in his overall quality of life. He is no longer constantly scratching and losing patches of fur. He is more relaxed and all of his missing fur has grown back!
We hope that these 5 Flea Facts have helped you learn more about these pests and the importance of preventing your pets from becoming infested with them.
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