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Flies Biting Dogs Ears

We have two Pits and a Rotwieller that are having trouble with flies biting their ears. We have tried fly sprays and ointments, but they aren't working well. Also, the dogs just rub the ointment off as soon as we apply it. I know this has to hurt, but I need to know what we can do to stop this. These are outside dogs that are not comfortable inside and we have two little inside dogs and not much room anyway. Please help us to help our dogs

Thank you, Brenda from TN


Flies Biting Dogs Ears

We have horses and a Blue Heeler that I use this horse/dog spary on. It's called 'ZONK IT!35' and can be bought at most any tack/feed stores that sell equine products. Just spray it on the ears or all over if you like. If they don't carry it, suggest that they do. It's a very big seller. It's made by CutNHeal.

By Chris O.

Flies Biting Dogs Ears

For flies, I would ask the vet. I had fly spray I used on my horse but I think it would be too strong for a dog.

Good luck!

By Jennifer in Northern Virginia

Flies Biting Dogs Ears

To keep flies off of my dog's ears we use a product called SWAT. It is really greasy but works great. We got our at a farm store. It comes in a jar in either pink or white salve.

By Kathy.

Flies Biting Dogs Ears

I have the same problem and have found success with 2 products. The first is Skin So Soft bath oil by Avon. The other is Buzz Off, an all natural insect repellent. You can find it at online. Both of these can just be wiped on.

By gazookeeper

Flies Biting Dogs Ears

I would try too put Vasoline on the dogs ears too keep the flies away.

By Joyce wis

Flies Biting Dogs Ears

We also have two Rottweilers who grace our back yard and have had the same problem with flies. It must be a common problem here in Alabama because we had to call a couple different vets in order to get what we needed. They recommended VIP Ointment. It seems to be working well. It is supposed to be a fly repellant and help heal the ears at the same time. Hope this helps.

By mistydel

Flies Biting Dogs Ears

VIP last only 1 day, and my other dog licks it off. Also it won't work with them rubbing it off.


Flies Biting Dogs Ears

I feed each of my dogs a 5000mg. garlic oil softgel daily. Haven't had a flea for years (used to get often) and I haven't seen any flies either. Not sure if this is keeping away flies. I put the softgel in a prune and the dogs eat it right down. Easy way to feed and med.

Flies Biting Dogs Ears

You can also us OFF just as you would use on yourself.

By suzi homemaker

Flies Biting Dogs Ears

Don't use DEET for dogs! I just read an article that said that it doesn't work and just further irritates the dog.

By Elizabeth

Flies Biting Dogs Ears

Boy, thanks guys for all of your feedback! We have a Lab/Chow mix who is 16 years old. He loves to be outside and lies on our front porch all day. This year is the first year that flies have been at his ears. After reading all of your feedback, I went and grabbed my insect repellent from "Burt's Bees". It works great and smells good too! It's oily so it soaked in and I only have to use it about once a week! It worked better than anything I have purchased through a vet or Avon. I sprayed a little on my hands and rubbed it over the rest of his body too just to be sure they stay away from the rest of him. His last years shouldn't be spent in the pain those flies must cause. Thanks Burt's Bees!

By Sandi

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