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Can a dog develop fever from bad flea attack, some blood

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can a dog develop fever from bad flea attack, some blood found in bath water?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Fleas aren't considered reservoirs of common diseases in dogs (plague caused by Yersinia pestis is a notable exception) unlike ticks which carry Borrelia and rickettsial organisms causing tick-borne diseases. A severe flea saliva allergy - or any allergy, however, can cause enough inflammation to cause fever. The blood you're finding is likely to represent dissolved flea feces which consists mostly of your dog's blood. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What is dogs .normal temp?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

100.5-102.5F Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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