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Do dogs get sick from fleas

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I don't know of any details. The dog is not mine. I was just worried about the the getting sick from fleas.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 10 years ago.
Hi Adrienne,

Fleas can cause a dog to become sick. Depending on how infested the dog is, it can become anemic. In addition, tapeworms can be contracted from fleas as well which will also cause a dog to become very ill. Many dogs have a severe allergic response to fleas as well which causes skin dermatitis which can then lead to infections.

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