Fliies on dogs


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Old 04-29-12, 08:46 AM
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Fliies on dogs

How do most of you who have a dog get rid of the flies on your dog? Especially now that spring has sprung and they love their ears.
 
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Old 04-29-12, 10:06 AM
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Are you talking about fleas or flies?
I've never had flies on my dogs.
If you're talking about fleas, I use Frontline Plus, well for ticks mainly, but it's also for fleas. I find it works well, but it's a prescription.
Walmart advertises an over the counter brand that they claim works just as well as Frontline, but haven't used it to compare.
If you're talking about flies, well I would think the ears need to be washed maybe?
 
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Old 04-29-12, 10:13 AM
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We used to get biting flies around the ears of our dogs when I was growing up. They would get all scabby from the bites, mostly on the tips. Seems like I remember we got something from the feed store and rubbed it in their ears. Helped them heal and kept the files away.

This was in OH on a farm.
 
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Old 04-30-12, 12:19 AM
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TiffanyH,

Most good feed stores will have aerasol sprays that you can use on dogs if you have the biting flies. Just be sure that it is labeled for dogs.
 
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Thanks everyone for your responses. I will look at the feed store for help for the flies.
 
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Old 05-11-12, 06:47 AM
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I just read in another forum that the Marlin fly bait might help you for flies, get rid of them. Also you may try and spread some DE around where the dog is out side.
 
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You can use k9 advantix or "flies off" which are easily available at your nearby pet stores.
 
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Old 05-27-12, 06:21 AM
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I've haven't heard of "flies off" before. Thanks for sharing I hope it will take care of the flies on dogs.
 
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Have any of you tried Vaseline or any other oil based substance on the ears of your dog? I have read other in other forums people using things like this for flies on dogs.
 
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Old 10-12-12, 04:38 PM
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Back when I was a kid...we put some sort of brown medicated vaseline on our horses and dogs ears. Thats what I mentioned in a prior post. After a bit of research...seems it may no longer be sold. At least not for human use.
 
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Old 10-12-12, 04:50 PM
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Tiffanyh,

You can try to put regular vaseline on them, but the problem with that is that the stuff is a Laxative, and if they lick/ingest it, you will have dogs with the runs...not sure you want that?
 
 

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