I’ve been “inspired” by the number of flea cases coming in lately to share new photos of flea dirt.
I found a willing feline participant, gave it a good combing, and came up with the photos you see here.
To review: so-called “flea dirt” is flea feces, which is the blood that used to be inside your cat or dog. [Yuck.] Flea dirt is also food for flea larvae [double yuck], which is why it’s a good idea to clean up flea dirt when you see it. No need to feed the next generation of fleas!
That last photo demonstrates what you might see when you bathe a pet that has fleas. The water may turn a pink or rust color as the flea dirt liquefies.