True or False
False: Pets that are especially sensitive to flea bites will quickly bite or chew to remove the offending flea from their skin, making it very difficult to find fleas on your pet unless you are constantly checking with a fine tooth comb. This is especially true in cats.
False: The type of flea that most commonly affects our dogs and cats, Ctenocephalides, will preferentially choose cats and dogs as hosts over people. People are likely to be bitten only once the flea infestation has become significant.
True: While there are treatments to kill flea adults, larvae and eggs, there are no effective treatments to kill flea pupae. Because pupae can remain dormant for up to 1 year before hatching, it is important to consistently treat your pet and environment after an infestation to help get the flea population under control.
True: Both dogs and cats can develop allergies to flea saliva, which will become triggered when the flea bites the affected pet. As little as 1-2 flea bites can create severe skin disease in allergic pets.