My dog has fleas. Will I get fleas or will my other pets get fleas?

If your dog (or cat) has fleas and is untreated, fleas will eventually infest your home and you. While fleas may prefer your dog or cat, they are not that picky. They need blood to breed, and yours will do just fine. As young fleas emerge from their cocoon in the carpet, furniture or other hatching areas, they are just as likely to find you as your dog. It's much easier to prevent fleas than to control them after there is an infestation.