Is there something around the house I could use on Goldie's ear tips to repel the flies? I've heard coating them with vasoline worked but it didn't in this case. A neighbor told me to use Vick's ointment. I haven't tried that yet because I wondered if it wasn't toxic to dogs. Goldie isn't very active anymore so the flies just find him am easy target. His poor ear tips get all bloody. I hate to keep him in the house all the time because he is shedding like crazy. Roger applies an animal fly pray but I wonder if that isn't painful..