Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

All about fleas Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Elisabetta Mancinelli, Jennifer Hamlin

Fleas are an external parasite that can infect most mammals, including rabbits. Fleas are a nuisance causing itchy bites. Heavy infestations can cause life-threatening disease for rabbits so early detection, rapid treatment, and prevention with rabbit-safe products is important to reduce risks of flea infestation for your rabbit, and their environment.
Spilopsyllus cuniculi - ©Sheelagh Lloyd MVB PhD MRCVS

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