Fleas

Fleas are wingless insects that live off the blood of mammals and birds. There are over 2,000 species of fleas, and due to their thick outer layer, are difficult to kill through force alone. When fleas feed on a host, they tend to leave raised and itchy bumps, and can sometimes cause diseases.

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Sugar Gliders
Fleas

Can sugar gliders get fleas?

Due to their fur type, it is unlikely that they will get fleas. However, if you have a cat or dog with fleas, the fleas can end up on the sugar glider.

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Fleas

What smell do fleas hate?

Fleas hate peppermint!! If you have a dog and it has fleas, go to the pet store and ask for peppermint dog (or cat) shampoo!! It really works!

Hope that helped! :)

Fleas also hate the smell of vinegar. Mix up a spray bottle with vinegar and water and spray on your pets to help get rid of fleas. Its a nice safe natural way to treat fleas.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Animal Parasites
Fleas

How do you know if your dog gave you fleas?

Fleas usually leave bites. They will likely be itchy and commonly swollen slightly and red. Similar to mosquito bites. That would be the most obvious way to tell. You can also see them if you look very close, some people may need to use a magnifying glass. They are very small black (sometimes brown) dots and they move and jump when disturbed making them easier to see and feel as they jump around on you. You can use a flea comb on your hair to see if there are any, since the flea combs are very fine toothed and capture the fleas. Often if your dog has fleas and is in the house, the carpet will have fleas that will jump on you as you walk through, so remember to treat the whole house for the fleas and not just the dog. It is especially important to treat the dog's bed and near the bed, following the directions on the label of the product you use (which may or may not require keeping the dog and children from the area temporarily after treatment.) Ask your veterinarian's technician or at a specialized pet store for recommendations of products they carry and information for use.

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Do fleas make popping noise when killed?

Yes, fleas do pop sometimes when you squeeze them.

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Care of Rabbits
Rabbits and Hares
Fleas

How do you tell if rabbits have fleas?

Usually the rabbit will be scratching near its head area-- that's where the sweet blood is. If it is scratching all over its body, ask your vet to get a specially made "rabbit shampoo" to kill the fleas.

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Cats (Felines)
Cat Health
Animal Parasites
Fleas

How long must you submerge your cat in soapy water to drown her fleas?

I would highly recommend combing out as many as you can, calling your vet and order one "Capstar" which starts killing off ALL fleas within 30 minutes, then also order one Frontline to put at the nape of the neck 24 hours later (no earlier). This will get rid of ALL fleas.

I would wash all blankies, bedding, etc. where the fleas might have gone. They will stay off your cat with the Frontline (and initial Capstar pill), but YOU may get bit! Dang fleas, anyhoo! :o)

Red-Cross Certified in Dog and Cat First Aid

Retired Volunteer/Foster/Adopt-a-Pet-er for Kill Shelter

Owned by 9 Beloved Indoor-Only Kill Shelter Felines, 6 w/Special Needs >^..^<

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Fleas

Do fleas survive in the winter?

yes if you buy them coats

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How dos lime control fleas and ticks in the yard?

very common , my dog came back covered in so many .. we have a tic remover make sure you get the head too , otherwise it can regrow in them and give them lime disease!

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Actually, this is not true. Without a body a tick cannot keep on 'sucking' the blood or inject poison into the host's body. When you see a tick try to remove it ASAP, before side affects kick in. The removal of the tick may leave its head but that's alright because, as I said before, the tick is un-functional. If you do happen to leave the head behind accidently then there will just be a small scab which forms and the head will eventually come out by itself.

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Apartments and Home Rentals
Insurance
Homeowner's Insurance
Renters Insurance
Fleas

Does renters insurance cover fleas?

Depends on the policy and company. But most exclude animals, insects, and varmints.

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Fleas

How did the fleas get the plague?

They picked up the bacteria from something else or just from the air.

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Dog Health
Dog Care
Pest Control
Fleas

Can human lice shampoos kill dog fleas?

I would think the pesticide in human lice shampoo would be much too harsh for a dog. Dawn dishwashing liquid will kill every flea on your dog, just don't use it too often because it strips most of their skin oil too. Make sure it is Dawn because other dishwashing liquids do not work (I do not know why).

If you spray all the flooring in your home and the underside of furniture cushions with 2 cans of Bengal Flea & Tick spray, that will also help kill any fleas that jump off your dog.....and that spray works all season long.

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What kind of symbiotic relation ship for dogs also fleas?

The relationship between fleas and dogs is commensalism, which is a kind of symbiosis. Dogs provide fleas with nutritious blood to drink, and the flea dosesn't hurt or help the dog.

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Cats (Felines)
Pest Control
Fleas
Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)

Can baking soda kill fleas on cats?

No, you need to get the pet to a vet to get a "flea bath" to kill the larvae and adult fleas

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Herbivores
Carnivores
Omnivores
Fleas

Are fleas carnivores herbivores or omnivores?

carnivores or bloodivores

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Cat Health
Fleas

Are newborn kittens born with fleas?

No but they could get them from the mother or other pets in the household who have fleas. Consult a vet on what course of action to take as fleas carry diseases that could be harmful to a newborn kitten but, flea treatments such as Frontline and Advantage are much too strong for newborn kittens and puppies.

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Animal Parasites
Fleas
Tapeworms

Do fleas need a host to turn into a tape worm?

Fleas do NOT become tapeworms. they are entirely two different types of animals, splitting off at the phylum level (Insecta for fleas and platyhelminthes for the cestodas or tapeworms as they're commonly known.) so they are no more closely related than than a flea is to an walrus.

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Domestic Dogs
Animal Parasites
Mice and Rats
Fleas

What kind of relationship does a fleas on the dog's body?

Fleas Suck Dogs' Blood By Biting Its Skin.The flea is a parasite to the dog.

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Scabies
Fleas

Can fleas cause bumps and itching?

Yes.

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Dog Care
Fleas

Can a human get sick from dog fleas?

Nope. All fleas are the same. There's no human flea, cat flea, dog flea, or any certain flea. They're on everything. A human could possibly get sick if they had a reaction to a flea bite (unlikely), but flea bites only itch. Trust me, I know. I attract fleas *and* mosquitoes, and all those other horrible things.

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Lotteries
Ticks and Mites
Fleas

Who won the pch sweepstakes?

I won Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. I am very grateful to God and the PCH sweepstakes team. How did I do this? I have faith and I am patient. I learned the power of positive thinking is very real. What you think is what you will draw to you. If you tell yourself you "can't do something. You will prove yourself right. If you think "I will never..." you won't do what it is you desire. I recommend the book, "The Secret." It explain how we can manifest what we want and need by living with gratitude and having faith you Will reach your goal eventually. It's not magic. Having faith and visualizing yourself already in the place you want to be, doing the things you want to do will show up at the right time. You have to maintain faith and have gratitude for what you visualized is amazingly powerful. The praise, watch what you wish for, is true. So, see yourself positively, have faith and don't doubt the process. Believe with all your heart and soul you are worthy. This is an important part of the process. Until whatever you are visualizing shows up, practice living with positive thinking and gratitude.

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Lizards
Fleas

Can lizards get fleas?

If a lizard does get fleas, it would probably eat them.

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Animal Parasites
Fleas

From where the punugu oil a kind of fragrace get extracted?

What I heard my grandfather explain : 'Punugu' a highly perfumed substance comes from a specific kind of cat (don't know how it is extracted) and the cat is known as 'punugu poonai ' (poonai-Tamil word for cat).The cat is referred as CIVET CAT (Viverra Civetta). The details and meaning of Civet Cat is given elsewhere (dictionary -online) and can be referred to . A brief description of how it is extracted is also mentioned in it.

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Fleas

Do water fleas have hearts?

no

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Domestic Dogs
Dog Health
Animal Parasites
Fleas

How do dogs they get fleas?

Fleas are contracted by coming into other animals or environments where fleas are contracted. They can be contracted in houses, in yards, etc.

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Pest Control
Fleas

Does moth balls kill fleas?

yes

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