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#1 ollies-mum

Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:28 PM

My dogs spend a lot of time in doors but when they go outside the flies always want to eat my labby. My other dogs always licks her ears so it cant really be that repellent gel that you put on.
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#2 whydoibother

Posted 21 February 2010 - 03:49 PM

you can try advantix which is a spot on I noticed it said flies or something when I used it the other day on my two.
Also my mum used to get some spray from the vets that they use on horses as her old dog used to get eatren alive on tehears...other than that the vet said to spray them with a bit of fly spray but awya from the face to repel the flies.

#3 Waratah

Posted 21 February 2010 - 08:55 PM

I remember we would use vaseline on our dogs ears it would stop the biting.  Not sure if it will help with the other dog licking though.

#4 PippyLongStockings

Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:05 PM

We use 'Troy Repel-X Spray', we got it from the vet, it was $30 for a 500ml spray bottle, but its great quality stuff! I live in country WA and flies are really really bad here at the moment, this spray keeps the flies off the dogs for most of the day!
Oh and the bottle lasts us about a month!


#5 spersephone

Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:08 PM

We have a tube of stuff that's for horses and dogs, and it is a fly repellent.  I can't remember what it's called, but if you do a search online you can find some natural options too that might help.

#6 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 22 February 2010 - 04:23 PM

My dog has discovered the rosemary bush. Seriously - she tunnels in the stuff and smells gorgeous. No flies, and we're in country NSW.... But if they are that bad, get the serious stuff from your vet. And get the ears checked for infection too - fly bites are nasty.

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