Fly bites on dog's ears.

Discussion in 'Working and Companion Animals' started by Ardie/WI, May 30, 2006.

  1. Ardie/WI

    Ardie/WI Well-Known Member Supporter

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    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..
     
  2. Maura

    Maura Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Use lavender essential oil. You can put it on straight from the bottle. Just use a few drops on each ear. The lavender will help to heal the bites as well as repel the flies.
     

  3. Willowynd

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    I have used Bronco for horses on my dogs ears- worked much better than the pink ointment- swat and does not leave a greasy residue. Last Year started using bug block- also for horses. Like it better as do not need to apply daily after the intial 7 days. Repels skeeters too, so I mist my dogs all over. Both can be bought at TSC
     
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    Yep! The stuff in the blue spray bottle that's marketed as being for horses works! Just don't get it in his eyes.....
     
  5. Old Dog

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    Avon Skin So Soft works good as a bug repellent
     
  6. Willowynd

    Willowynd Well-Known Member

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    Yes, SSS does work good, but not for long. I use it when taking dogs hiking in the woods to repel ticks and skeeters, but for flies, it needs to be reapplied about every 6-8 hours, especially if the dog gets wet.