Watch out for Flea Allergy Dermatitis!
Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) is one of the most common skin diseases in cats and dogs. Flea Allergy Dermatitis is a very unpleasant skin condition that results from an allergy to the fleas' faeces and/or saliva. Symptoms include excessive skin irritation, hair loss and soreness. This condition can result from minimal exposure to fleas, as little as one flea bite can sometimes trigger a whole body reaction.
It is important that owners seek the advice from their veterinary surgeon if their pet has any sign of skin irritation or soreness.
A quick and easy way to check if your pet has fleas.
N.B. If you are unable to find fleas or flea dirt on your pet, but are still concerned they are scratching or losing hair, please consult your vet.