Species which are pathogenic to dogs include:
- Odontopsyllus multispinosus
Clinical signs include pruritus and localized dermatitis associated with flea activity.
Treatment is usually effective with a range of insecticidal drugs such as fipronil and permethrins.
- Durden LA et al (2005) Fleas parasitizing domestic dogs in Georgia, USA: species composition and seasonal abundance. Vet Parasitol 130(1-2):157-162