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Fleas Suck The Life Out Of Puppy Dogs


Fleas and not anti-freeze were the cause of the deaths of at least two of the 11 puppies found dead by their owner at his home on July 23 in the Nancy Mountain community near Rosman.

The N.C. Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System performed a necropsy on the two puppies.

"When I spoke to Dr. [Richard] Oliver, who conducted the autopsy, he said that the fleas had basically sucked all the blood out of them," said Det. Gale Mackey, with the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office.

Initially, investigators suspected the 11 bull puppies and an adult female pit bull had been poisoned with antifre...

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