Will vinegar keep flies off dogs?

Asked By: Adolphus O'Connell
Date created: Sat, May 8, 2021 2:04 AM
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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: Willie Thiel
Date created: Sun, May 9, 2021 4:07 AM
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The smell of vinegar is more offensive to dogs than it is to humans as their noses are much more sensitive.

The sour taste can also deter dogs from chewing.

Use a clear vinegar, such as white vinegar, or even the mildly colored apple cider vinegar to make the spray.

Again, use caution when spraying materials.

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The first recipe many people look to when seeking to keep flies off their dogs requires vinegar and water, according to PetMD. To make this fly repellant spray, simply add equal parts vinegar and water to a spray bottle and shake well before spraying an even coat all over your dog.
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Basil, lavender, bay leaves, tansy, mint, rue, wormwood and marigolds are not favourites of flies. Plant these herbs and flowers outside your home, near to where your dog's food and water bowls are, to help repel flies. You can also plant them in pots to keep indoors near your dog's bowls. Lay out cucumber slices.
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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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Last but not least, you can treat dog clothing — such as a bandana, dog vest or harness — with permethrin spray or DEET, two chemicals most commonly used to repel flies. Be sure to give these chemicals plenty of time to dry. The idea is to not get them on your dog's skin.
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Last but not least, you can treat dog clothing — such as a bandana, dog vest or harness — with permethrin spray or DEET, two chemicals most commonly used to repel flies. Be sure to give these chemicals plenty of time to dry.
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Spraying undiluted vinegar around the perimeter of the lawn creates a sort of invisible fence that drives off both dogs and cats.

A roaming dog will take one sniff of your lawn and turn away, but you should keep reapplying the vinegar on a daily basis.

Also try to apply vinegar where the dog has urinated.

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