Which one is more dangerous; Dog's fleas or cat's fleas?

Indonesia
May 11, 2007 1:45am CST
I mean dangerous to the human. The dog's fleas or cat's fleas? Can dog's fleas life in cat's? And cat's fleas life in dog's?
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@brand4less (1061)
• Indonesia
11 May 07
cat and dog fleas are very similar in appearance and both species can live on both cats and dogs.humans are mainly attacked by cat fleas.in addition cats,dogs and humans,many animals are attacked by cat fleas and dog fleas.fleas can jump vertically for 5 or 6 inches (about 15cm)and can attach themselves to skin or clothing.
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• Indonesia
22 May 07
I see. Thanks for your explanation.
• United States
11 May 07
A flea is a flea is a flea. The same fleas that you find on a dog, you also find on a cat.
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• Indonesia
22 May 07
It is? I thought it was different. I think i am wrong then.
• Australia
15 May 07
All fleas are the same and they do not care which animal the live and feed on. Fleas can not live on humans though they need an animal hoast to survive but they do still bite us and if you are allergic to the bite you can end up with a rash. They are not a direct danger to us but they can spread tape worm which we can get.
• Indonesia
22 May 07
I see. Thanks for your information.
• United States
11 May 07
Dog and cat fleas are the same thing, they can live on either animal and will bite humans as well (although they don't like us as much). Most flea-borne animal illnesses won't affect humans so there is little chance of you getting something from your pets. Technically, you could get something if the flea bit another human who had a blood borne disease, and then bit you. That is how the bubonic plague was spread. So, yeah, I guess they can be dangerous, but only under certain circumstances.
• Indonesia
22 May 07
Hmm. So we should need to be carefull then. Thanks for the information.
• United States
11 May 07
Every flea is the same dog or cat. They are not harmful to humans just annoying if they bite you.
• Indonesia
22 May 07
Thank God. I afraid they also like to suck human's blood.