Can You Get the Bubonic Plague from Your Dog?
Fleas will quickly set up shop on untreated pets, and the little buggers can transfer to you and your family. Fleas also can transmit serious diseases to people, for example, the bubonic plague. Symptoms of bubonic plague include:
- Enlarged, painful, and tender lymph nodes
Ask your vet about once-a-month flea medication, and put a monthly reminder on your calendar to avoid secondary infections from flea bites.