Add to GuideAsk a Question

Keeping Flies Off Your Dog

Category Flies
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.
Ad

Solutions

Share on ThriftyFunThis guide contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

By 5 found this helpful
July 5, 2013

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.

Comment Was this helpful? 5

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

August 19, 20131 found this helpful

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

Answers

September 26, 20130 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

By 1 found this helpful
July 12, 2013

What can I do about flies biting my dogs ears?

By Antranette

Answers

July 14, 20130 found this helpful
Best Answer

You can put Vaseline on them. But you need to reapply it on a regular basis.

Ad

Some on the flea and tick products work well too. Keep your pet inside during the hot weather helps a lot, too.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

By 0 found this helpful
July 14, 2013

How do I keep flies off my dog?

By Claudia K. from Philadelphia, PA

Answers

July 21, 20131 found this helpful
Best Answer

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.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Anonymous
April 26, 20160 found this helpful
Best Answer

Make several fly traps and put them around the outside of the kennel (about 10 feet) this will kill most of them. Then keep antibiotic ointment on the ears yo help them heal anf to keep as ny flies from biting.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

September 7, 20120 found this helpful

My dogs are being eaten up with flies and gnats, They are outside dogs. Any suggestions?

By Gail from Lyman, SC

Answers

September 9, 20121 found this helpful
Best Answer

Try a drop or 2 of clove oil on dog collar. Flies hate cloves!

Reply Was this helpful? 1
September 10, 20120 found this helpful
Best Answer

You do need to talk with your Vet to prevent pests. If the flies chew along the dogs ears, vaseline applied to the edges of the ears can help it to heal.

Ad

But if you dont prevent the pests you will never get ahead.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

March 29, 20120 found this helpful

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.

Answers

July 23, 20130 found this helpful
Best Answer

Dear Lord bring your dog inside. If it's bleeding it may have fly larvae developing into maggots and needs to see a vet.

Ad

Try Advantix and keep it's area as clean as possible.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 22, 20160 found this helpful
Best Answer

Swat, you can get this at a Tractor Supply store. It work on my Husky's ears.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

August 14, 20110 found this helpful

My dogs are being pestered by flies biting their ears. Will my dog get sick from the fly bites? How do I keep the flies off my dogs?

By Tahlia

Answers

August 16, 20110 found this helpful
Best Answer

I read that putting Vaseline on the dog's ears can help protect them. I have had that problem with my Dachshunds and that's what I did. I also picked up the poop more frequently which drew the flies.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

January 16, 20140 found this helpful

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?

Ad

By Jolee

Answers

January 17, 20140 found this helpful
Best Answer

Vaseline works for some flies

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

October 29, 20110 found this helpful

I hear you guys keep mentioning this Skin So Soft body oil by Avon. Does it have to be that brand or can I use Royal Almond body oil?

By Adriana S

Answers

October 30, 20110 found this helpful
Best Answer

Stick with the Skin So Soft. I know it works. Don't recognise the other oil. Might draw more flies! haha

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...

By 0 found this helpful
January 10, 2011

How do I get rid of flies? They are biting my 2 dogs' ears and paws, etc. We have chooks (chickens) so they could be attracting them. I have tried Vaseline, petroleum jelly, and canola oil on the ears. I also spray apple cider vinegar, Listerine, etc. around. Any hints would be useful.

Ad

By jules from Sydney, Australia

Answers

January 11, 20110 found this helpful
Best Answer

I have always used Skin So Soft lotion from Avon on all of my dogs after giving them a bath or also in the summer to keep fleas and flies away.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question...
Load More
Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Pest Control FliesJuly 16, 2011
Guides
More
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2018 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by ThriftyFun.

Generated 2018/02/12 11:45:56 in 2 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!