Can dog fleas affect cats?
The main fleas that affect pets are the cat flea and, less commonly, the dog flea. These fleas can also infest other pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice and chickens, as well as wildlife and humans.
How does a indoor cat get fleas?
How do fleas reach your indoor cat? Almost any living creature or inanimate object can bring a flea into your home. Other pets such as dogs are obvious culprits, but fleas can also jump onto your clothes, shoes and bags and be inadvertently carried indoors that way.
How do I know if my cat has fleas?
The most obvious sign that your cat has fleas is persistent scratching, or sometimes over-grooming, which can result in bald patches on their coat. If your cat develops a flea allergy they may also have scabs and red, sore areas on their skin.
How long do fleas live in your house?
Fleas are very prolific. Undisturbed and without a meal (blood from a host), a flea can live more than 100 days. On average, they live two to three months. Female fleas cannot lay eggs until after their first blood meal and begin to lay eggs within 36-48 hours after that meal.