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Table 2 The number of cats and dogs examined during the survey, the number with or without fleas and number infested with various species of fleas collected from each pet species. In some cases flea identification was not possible (No ID) because the specimens were too damaged, while in others the host species was not recorded (no records) by the veterinary practice

From: Pathogens in fleas collected from cats and dogs: distribution and prevalence in the UK

Pet species No. of examined animals with records Fleas absent n (%) Fleas present n (%) C. felis felis C. canis S. cuniculi A. erinacei Ceratophyllus spp. No ID
Cat 812 584 (71.9) 228 (28.1) 210 (25.6) 3 (0.4) 9 (1.1) 2 (0.25) 3 (0.4) 1
Dog 662 567 (85.6) 95 (14.4) 86 (13.0) 3 (0.5) 2 (0.3) 1 (0.2) 2 (0.3) 1
No records 152 133 3 8 3 4 0
Total 1474 475 429 9 19 6 9 2