They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when it comes to fleas, we wanted to give you the whole story! That’s why we found five videos that span from informative to gross to funny so you could have a better understanding of the dangers that come from these annoying pests. Watch these clips, and you’ll be on your way to being an expert in all things flea.
Talk about special effects! This video zooms in and shows us what fleas look like both on your pet and in your home. Spoiler alert: It’s not a pretty sight.
The video’s title says it all. See the damage these pests have done to this darling dog, who was left defenseless against their infestation.
But how do fleas get on your dog in the first place? Here’s your answer! This slow motion video of a flea showing off its jumping ability belongs in a insect slam dunk contest, not in your home or yard.
Watch a veterinarian show how to check a dog for fleas. You’ll get some good shots of those bugs crawling around on that poor pooch. File this under situations to avoid with your own pet!
Let’s end with a laugh. Check out this classic cartoon from 1940 that tells the tale of a homeless flea finding a not-so-permanent home on an unsuspecting dog. Remember, it’s not rude to be inhospitable when it comes to fleas. They are the exception to the rule.
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