What is Flea Dirt?

Fleas only eat blood, therefore, flea excrement is dehydrated blood. The black speck of “dirt” found on the skin and coat of flea infested pets is actually this dehydrated blood. This is what feeds the flea larvae in the pet’s environment.

The next time you come to visit, ask us to show you how to find out if the black specks on your pet are flea dirt or garden variety dirt.

Just to top it off, flea larva feeding on this dehydrated blood often ingest tapeworm eggs from your pets’ environment. When your pet accidentally ingests the resulting flea while grooming, he also ingests the tapeworm egg. Now you have two problems!