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.
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