Think you know about fleas and their impact on your pet? Read these common myths to test your knowledge.

  • A few fleas are no big deal.

    FACT: You've heard the expression "breeding like rabbits"? Well, rabbits have nothing on fleas — a few fleas can turn into a massive infestation in a hurry. If your pet is sensitive to flea antigen, even one or two bites can make him very uncomfortable. Your pet deserves to be completely free of fleas.

  • Pets need flea preventive only a few months out of the year.

    Dog with FleasFACT: In many warm, humid areas, fleas thrive year-round. Even in more seasonal climates, a warm spring or fall can extend the flea season to nine or ten months of the year. Plus, fleas can survive on your pet and inside anywhere! Year-round flea control is best for your pet.

  • I've never seen a flea on my pet, so she doesn't need flea control.

    You may be in flea denial. Just because you don't see fleas doesn't mean they aren't there. Your veterinarian can use a special comb to detect fleas and their waste, so ask her to do this if she hasn't already. Even if your pet is clean, she can pick up fleas at any time, so it's a good idea to protect her.