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Fleeing from fleas on your cat, dog, or you

By Robert G. Holmberg

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Fleas are small, laterally flattened, wingless insects that suck blood from warm-blooded animals.  There are about 2,500 species.  Most are parasites of mammals; about 100 species feed on birds.  In North America, 19 species bite humans.


Katie Carroll

Date 1998
Publication Title The Athabasca Advocate
Volume 16
Issue 24
Pages 1
Publisher Athabasca Advocate
Language English
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  1. Animal roles
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Bites and stings
  4. Blood
  5. Fleas
  6. Health
  7. Insects
  8. Parasites
  9. Parasitic diseases
  10. Pets and companion animals