Odontopsyllus spp

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Odontopsyllus spp are a common hematophagous flea parasite of rabbits which has been reported on hunting dogs.

Species which are pathogenic to dogs include:

  • Odontopsyllus multispinosus[1]

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.


  1. Durden LA et al (2005) Fleas parasitizing domestic dogs in Georgia, USA: species composition and seasonal abundance. Vet Parasitol 130(1-2):157-162