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Q. What are the main differences between fleas and ticks?

A. A flea will jump onto your pet, bite and suck blood briefly and jump off again. A tick will crawl onto your pet and attach itself by burrowing its head under your pet's skin and feeding for sometimes a couple of days on your pet's blood before dropping off.

Ticks are difficult to see initially but as they become engorged they can become the size of a baked bean.

Fleas cause itching and can cause flea allergy dermatitis. Ticks don't cause any itching but can cause disease some of which can potentially be fatal.

Answered By
JULIA HENWOOD



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