How do I know if my pet has fleas?
Spotting fleas isn't always easy – they are small and fast. The best place to look for fleas is at the base of their tail, on their rump, or in their groin area.
You might also observe
- your pet scratching, biting or hair loss
- redness of the skin
- the presence of flea dirt which looks like small black specks
Some dogs can show signs of severe itchiness and irritation when only a few fleas are present. You may be surprised to learn that the adult fleas you see on your pet are only part of the problem. The majority of the flea population (eggs, larvae and pupae) are found around your home not on your pet.