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Can Indoor Cats Get Fleas?

Q: Dear Nora,
My cat never goes outside, but I’m pretty sure I saw a flea jump off his back yesterday. Is that even possible?

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A: Unfortunately, it is possible. I actually have first hand experience with this. My sister and I got fleas last summer, and neither of us had been outside since we were rescued years ago. There had been a stray cat hanging out by our front door and I think a flea jumped off of him and slipped inside through a small gap in our door. It may have also hitchhiked in on my mom’s sock.

If you suspect fleas, ACT FAST! Those little buggers can multiply like crazy and quickly get out of hand.

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