April 2016 Issue

Indoor Cats Aren’t Safe From Flea Bites

Their saliva contains 20 potential allergens.

Although high temperatures and humidity are most favorable to the cat flea from June to August, it breeds in the U.S. year-round. Ctenocephalides felis is an intriguing little insect ó no more than an eighth of an inch long but capable of jumping eight inches. A female can lay 50 eggs a day on its host. But hereís where intrigue can turn into irritation and beyond.

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