What diseases are associated with fleas and ticks? - Countryside Veterinary Clinic

When fleas bite, the dog can get irritated skin, including dogs with allergies who may have flea allergy dermatitis. Their skin gets red and bumpy can even get infected. The other thing about fleas is when a dog eats a flea because it's bothering them, they can feel it in their fur; then they can get tapeworms from the flea.

Ticks carry a multitude of tick-borne diseases. The one we most commonly heard about is Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Babesia, Ehrlichiosis, and Anaplasma. Those are just some of the many diseases that ticks can cause in people and dogs.

What diseases are associated with fleas and ticks? - Haines Road Animal Hospital

There are a lot. I'll just go through some of the most common ones. If fleas and ticks ingest enough of your dog's blood, this ingestion can cause anemia or low red blood cell count, which can be life-threatening to your dog—also, there are some common tick-borne diseases that we know. Lyme would be one of the most common ones. And dogs can also be clinical with Lyme disease as well.

What diseases are associated with fleas and ticks? - Advanced Animal Care

We see a lot of tick-borne diseases in this area. The most common one that people think of is Lyme's Disease, and we see plenty of Lyme's Disease cases over here. We also see things like Ehrlichiosis and Anaplasmosis—those can definitely affect your pets in this area. And then in terms of fleas, not only can they carry things like tapeworm eggs, so if your pet were to eat a flea they could get tapeworms that way. But they can also cause things like anemia if there's enough of them on your pet, because all of these nasty buggers feed on blood.