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Fleas vs. Ticks: Similarities and Differences

If you have a dog (or other furry pets), then the last thing you want is for your pet to end up infested with some nasty insects. During the spring and summer, dogs are more likely to end up with fleas or ticks. It’s important to know the difference between the two, as they each have different signs, symptoms, and treatment methods.

This article will outline both the similarities and the differences between fleas and ticks, and offer some advice on how to deal with each problem if you are unlucky enough to end up with a pet infested with one of these annoying parasites.


1. They are Both Parasites

Both fleas and ticks are parasites, meaning they survive by biting your dog and living off the blood. We know, it’s gross. Technically, humans can also get fleas and ticks, which is another reason to deal with the problem as soon as you know about it.

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