From Dog

Although there are >2,200 species of flea parasites recognized worldwide, only a few species commonly infest dogs.

Fleas are responsible for canine diseases such as flea-allergy dermatitis, Rickettsia spp, Bartonella spp, Dipylidium spp and flea allergy dermatitis.

Species of fleas which are pathogenic to dogs include:


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