Many Dogs get flea bites and they are very uncomfortable for dogs. Unlike Human Flea Bites which can easily been seen, dog flea bites are hard to located due to all the hair the Dog has. Once fleas have found a suitable Dog they will begin to digest the dogs blood. This is especially dangerous for weak or young dogs. Puppies need to be at full strength when growing up and this will severely affect their health if not dealt with.
Signs your do has Fleas and has Flea Bites
There are many signs we can look out for when looking for dog fleas and bites. Many of the symptoms a dog hs are the same as we get with Human Flea Bites. Sore skin and continual scratching. You need to watch for the dog biting, rubbing itself on things and patchy sore areas of skin.
Flea bites can cause long term damage to dogs skin if it is not properly addressed.
Dogs actually create many wounds to their skin as they try and rub the itch. IT is essential we stop the Dog feeling this uncomfortable as soon as possible.
The other important thing about Fleas is that they transmit diseases and its these diseases that are the most
dangerous to your dog. When a dog licks its skin it often eats Fleas, these Fleas turn into tapeworms. This is the same for a human, if they ingest Flea’s they will develop tape worms. I hope you can see why Dog Flea Bites lead to Human Flea bites and ultimately Tapeworms. Young children should be kept well away from any animal or person that is suffering from flea bites.
Flea’s also carry the following diseases Tularemia, Myxomatosis ,Typhus
If you have many dogs the rate at which flea bites will spread will be dramatic its important that Dogs have plenty of space and are not crowded together. All dogs will need to be treated at the same time. Look into the section on removing Flea’s from dogs. Many times a simple shampoo can be enough to remove Flea’s but remember you have to clean everything. There is no point it having a nice clean dog that goes straight into a dog bed full of flea’s. If shampoo fails the Vet will give you some steroid creams that will finally remove the flea’s and stop the irritating Flea Bites coming back.