How does my dog or cat get fleas?

There are a number of ways fleas can easily invade your home and make themselves comfortable on your pet and furniture:

  • If your dog socialises with other dogs when out on a walk, they can pick up fleas from their new friends.
  • Your dog or cat can catch them from other household pets. You might not have noticed your pet cat or rabbit scratching more than usual, but if they aren't treated too, they could easily transfer fleas to your dog.
  • Wild animals such as foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels and rabbits can transport fleas into your back garden, and your pet could pick them up from there.
  • If you come into contact with fleas yourself, these pesky parasites can hitch a ride on you or your clothing into your home.
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