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photograph of a dog flea
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dog flea. (Ctenocephalides canis) This flea is specific to dogs, though it is sometimes found on rabbits as well. It’s rarely on cats. The dog flea can jump up to 16 inches. The dog flea will bite a human if the primary host is unavailable.reference 1



1. Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides Canis). 2007. Insect Library. Whitmire Micro-Gen. Accessed Feb 29 2008 from http:// research/ insects/ dogflea.asp.

About the illustration: This micro-photograph of a dog flea by Luis Fernández García is licensed under the Creative Commons “Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Spain” Licence. It was uploaded March 16, 2007.
see also: he who lies down with dogs, rises with fleas Last updated: February 29, 2008
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