Dogs that spend time outside are often bothered by biting flies. Are you looking for ways to protect your pet from these annoying insects? This is a guide about keeping flies off your dog.
Flies are biting my dogs, they have a few scabs and sores. Skin So Soft seems to help some, but they rub it off. The outside of their ears are the worst. Any help will be great. Thank you.
By Tamara from Joshua, TX
I had 2 outdoor dogs and for whatever reason, the biting flies would bite the ears of one dog and not bother the other. You can get fly ointment from the vet. It's white ointment in a jar. Just spread this on their ears a couple of times a day. Works great.
One of my friends told me about a green gel to get flies off my baby's ears. My boyfriend can't find a solution!
By Sara from Valencia
I read somewhere that if you put vaseline in a thick layer on the ears and then spray with Adams Flea and Tick Mist wherever flies are bothering him on his ears. You might have to redo this vaseline when it comes off, once a week or so. I read to mist when needed with the Adams Mist.
I have 3 pure bred Labs and they are outside dogs year round. Since we have had this horrid heat wave, they have a small kid pool that they play in. This month the flies are biting and gnats are starting to get bad on our oldest dog's face to the point she nearly claws herself in the eye. I know gnats hate vanilla, but will coco butter shampoo for humans repel both the flies and gnats?
By Haley B.
The best thing you can do is too keep your dogs inside during the time that the flies are out. You should also have them checked for heartworm, because they are likely to be bitten by mosquitos too. May I ask why you have dogs if you don't live with them? Dogs are pack animals, and if you want to be their leader and not just a friendly neighbor, they need to be sleeping in the same "cave" as you.
How do I keep flies off my dog?
By Claudia from Philadelphia, PA
Skin So Soft works as the previous post mentions BUT you have to mix it with 5 parts water to one part Skin So Soft.
It works great to for killing fleas. Rub it into the fur and down to the skin. Do not let your pet lick it or apply it around his face.
My puppy is a 1 mouth old. I gave him a bath, but he still have flies on the back of his ears and head. Please help me with my puppy.
By Jessica from Philadelphia
The flies on your puppies ears can be stopped by putting Vaseline petroleum jelly on his ears. The ears will become inflamed and infected unless you protect them.
How do I stop flies from eating at my dog's ears and back?
By Krystle EB
Have you considered asking your Veterinarian to recommend one of the numerous brands of spray/ointments for flies?
What can I do about flies biting my dogs ears?
You can put Vaseline on them. But you need to reapply it on a regular basis. Some on the flea and tick products work well too. Keep your pet inside during the hot weather helps a lot, too.
My dogs are being eaten up with flies and gnats, They are outside dogs. Any suggestions?
By Gail from Lyman, SC
Try a drop or 2 of clove oil on dog collar. Flies hate cloves!
How can I keep flies away from my outside dogs? As soon as I think I have them under control, they come back with a vengeance. Help?
They do make bug spray just for dogs. I have seen expensive all natural brands in expensive pet supply stores, some less expensive in Petsmart, and some in farm supply stores.
We have one outside dog that is being bitten unmercifully by the flies this year. She is bleeding on her back and ears. Skin so Soft did not work. I had heard rubbing rosemary on the dog would help and I tried that, but it only gave brief relief. I had made some rosemary and garlic oil out of olive oil. I was desperate and rubbed some of this over her and all afternoon the flies have left her alone. Is this safe to continue using?
By Denise P.
Dear Lord bring your dog inside. If it's bleeding it may have fly larvae developing into maggots and needs to see a vet. Try Advantix and keep it's area as clean as possible.
I heard a lot of home remedies about how to keep flies from biting your dogs ears. I put on lavender scented baby oil and the flies are not bothering them.
I have two Huskies with flies biting their ears, nose, and paws. I used a Troy fly repellent cream I've bought, but it doesn't seem to be doing the job. What do you recommend?
Vaseline works for some flies