Winter Flea Facts

  • One in seven dogs have fleas in winter.
  • One in three cats suffer from fleas in winter.
  • In a study in over 47 states, veterinarians reported that 30% of cats and 16% of dogs had fleas in December; 28% of cats and 15% of dogs in January; 24% of cats and 13% of dogs in February.
  • Dogs and cats living in warm weather states had a higher percentage of flea infestation. The infestation rates usually surpassed 40%.
  • Survey was conducted by Merial from 12/2002 – 2/2003.
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