Fleas in Dogs


Fleas are the bane of any dog owner. You may not see the tiny insects themselves, but flea droppings or eggs are usually visible in a dog’s coat. Other symptoms include excessive licking or scratching, scabs, and hot spots. Severe flea infestations can cause blood loss and anemia, and even expose your dog to other parasites, such as tapeworms.


Treatment may include a topical and/or oral flea killer and a thorough cleaning of the pet’s home and yard. Some pet insurance plans actually cover the annual expenses for flea and tick medication. Wellness and routine care coverage helps pay for these regular annual health care expenses.

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