What Do You Know About Fleas & Ticks?

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What Do You Know About Fleas & Ticks? - Quiz

May is Flea Awareness Month. What do you know about fleas and ticks and your pet?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    My pet only gets fleas in the summer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It doesn't get cold enough in the Southern States to kill off fleas. It's a year round problem.

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  • 2. 

    My pet can't catch anything from fleas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Your cat can catch Bartonella, which causes cat scratch disease, and dogs and cats can get tapeworms from fleas.

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  • 3. 

    If I just pull the ticks off my pet, it's fine.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Removing ticks doesn't prevent your pet from a disease once they've been bitten. Touching a tick can expose you to the same diseases.

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  • 4. 

    For every adult flea on your pet there are __________ adults in the environment.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      100

    Correct Answer
    C. 100
    Explanation
    Fleas don't live on your pet, they only feed there. You only see a small percentage of the fleas your pet is confronted with. In the flea life cycle adult fleas only represent 5% of the population.

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  • 5. 

    My pet doesnt go to the woods, he wont get ticks.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    If you have any trees, bushes, or shrubs, you could have ticks.

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  • 6. 

    A female flea can lay up to _________ eggs per day.

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      100

    Correct Answer
    B. 50
    Explanation
    In just 30 days, 10 female fleas can produce 15,000 eggs.

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  • 7. 

    There is a pill available that will kill my pets fleas in _____ hours.

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      23

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
    Explanation
    If you have a flea problem Comfortis can give your pet immediate relief, while you start a vet reccomended flea program.

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  • 8. 

    The most common allergy in pets is Flea Allergy Dermatitis.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    FAD is caused by hypersensitivity to flea saliva and causes severe itching.

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  • 9. 

    My pets live inside, so they can't have fleas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Fleas can come in thru open doors or cracks, and on us when we enter the house.

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  • 10. 

    Advantage can be used safely on 8 week old kittens and 7 week old puppies.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If you're having a flea problem at a younger age, talk to your vet about what you can do for your pet.

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  • 11. 

    My pet can catch Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Ehrlichiosis from a tick bite.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    There are a large number of serious diseases your pet, and you, can catch from ticks.

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