Your dog scratches itself, it is always restless, it always licks itself: it can have some fleas. They are small and resistant, they are parasites that lay themselves on the animal coat and survive sucking its blood and living all their life cycle on the body of the host. They are very resistant, they can even infect the surrounding domestic environment laying eggs, but fleas can also affect humans: they cause strong itching, some allergic dermatitis in more sensitive people. Let’s see how to protect our four-legged friends in order to avoid the fleas to infect humans.

Dog fleas transmitted to humans

Fleas cause itching in dogs and they can also cause inflammations with little scabs and losing fur, but the effects can be more serious and they can develop on all its body. Eliminating fleas is fundamental not only to protect our dog’s health and hygiene, but also ours.

Dog and human fleas

Fleas can stick to humans and they can cause similar symptoms to those of the cat, which is to say redness and itching, Beyond the immediate discomfort, fleas can also cause serious illness such as marine typhoid and tapeworm. In case of flea’s contagion, it is fundamental a treatment to eliminate them from all the subjects involved and also disinfect the environment where they live. But how can we understand if they have been transmitted to humans? Which are the symptoms? Flea bites on humans is like a very little dark dot and you can see also redness around it; it disappears once you press the subjected area, which is often swollen. Fleas attack humans since they infest with eggs the environment where it lives. Obviously, it is fundamental preventing it regularly providing your dog with antiparasitic treatments all year long, so they can protect your four-legged friend from those parasites.

If the infestation is ongoing it is fundamental acting immediately by taking care of animals and humans that have been bitten, then do a proper deep cleaning and disinfection of domestic environments.