What keeps horse flies off dogs?

Asked By: Diana Mayert
Date created: Sun, Nov 22, 2020 7:04 PM
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You can also consider at-home, pet-safe repellants, like a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water or lemon and water, or any number of over-the-counter insect repellants that are as safe for your dog as they are for you.
Answered By: Clyde Rohan
Date created: Mon, Nov 23, 2020 9:07 PM
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Apple cider vinegar is a natural fly repellent that you can apply topically to your dog or add to his food and water.

Since most dogs don't appreciate the taste, though, your best bet is to dilute apple cider vinegar with water 1:1 in a spray bottle and apply it to your dog's ears and face.

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There are a number of products used to deter flies from your dog's ears or wherever they are causing a problem. Repel-X is a spray designed to be sprayed 2 to 3 times daily over your dog. Fly Repella Cream is also designed to be applied 2 to 3 times daily to the affected areas.
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Any fresh, moist animal feces will draw flies.

To keep flies from breeding in your dog's business, either bury it immediately or use a pooper scooper and plastic bag to remove and seal the feces.

Place the bagged waste in a lidded garbage can.

Dispose of kitchen scraps and other organic waste properly.

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You can also consider at-home, pet-safe repellants, like a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water or lemon and water, or any number of over-the-counter insect repellants that are as safe for your dog as they are for you.
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Citronella, eucalyptus, peppermint, tea tree, and rosemary will all naturally repel fleas. If your dog doesn't mind a spray bottle, dilute a few drops of your chosen essential oil into a 300ml-400ml of water and spray directly onto your dog's coat.
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K9 Advantix II

K9 Advantix II is a common treatment used as a mosquito repellent for dogs. Not only does it kill mosquitoes that might try to bite your dog, but it also keeps them from getting close with its full-spectrum protection.
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If you have a garden or compost pile, added beneficial nematodes like Steinernema carpocapsae or Steinernema feltiae to the soil for long-term control of gnat larvae. Vanilla extract can repel gnats, so add a little to your dog's collar and reapply as needed to keep gnats away.
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