Fleas are the silent killers in dogs which steal the blood of the victims away and ultimately leave it with rash, itching, dermatitis allergy, and anaemia. Fleas are one of the most common skin problems in dogs around the world and need a special consideration, treatment, and care. These wingless parasites are sometimes invisible to the bare eye but the itching in the dog can be first sign of the presence of fleas. Though fleas are common in all dogs in the world and the stray dogs are more vulnerable to fleas, some dog breeds are more likely to catch fleas. Once they submit to flea infestation, it becomes hard for them to get rid of these silent killers. There are some factors which host the fleas more in some dog breeds. These factors can be:
Dog with long hair
Dog breeds with long hair can be more prone to fleas as it is harder to trace the fleas out and eliminate them at one time. They can re-attack the victim because the larva or pupa can exist even the fleas are once finished up in the dog.
Humidity and temperature
Fleas on dog depend on the humidity and warmth of the environment where they can grow at 65 to 80 degree Celsius. This humidity and warm weather hosts the growth of fleas in dogs.
Outdoor and stray dogs
Stray and wandering dogs are more vulnerable to fleas as they interact with one another and receive no treatment if they catch fleas.
Dogs living in packs or other pets
If there are other pets at home especially cats and other dogs or the dogs are living in packs, they can fall an easy prey to fleas. Fleas can fly from one animal to the other. Often it becomes harder to trace the problem and it travels to the other dogs and pets.