Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog health - Ask members * If your pet is vomiting-bleeding-diarrhea etc. Vet time!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 7th, 2008, 06:06 PM
carson79 carson79 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 25
Flies attacking my dog

Quick question... I live out in the Beaches (Toronto) and for the past week or two the flies down by the water have gotten really bad. I see them flying around other dogs, but for whatever reason they LOVE mine. Sometimes he can have up to 30 or 40 of them on him. They drive him nuts... he ends up going in circles trying to bite them off and rolls around on the ground.

I realize it's probably because he goes in the water. He's part lab and keeping him out is kinda difficult (especially since it's the park we always go to and is just around the corner from home). Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might be able to either prevent it or make it less of a nuisance for him? Is there a spray or ointment you could use? (Although, going in the water would probably negate the effectiveness of that)

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old August 7th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Pit Bull Love's Avatar
Pit Bull Love Pit Bull Love is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: West Coast Of Canada
Posts: 108
Have you tried citronella? It's supposed to work for fleas and mosquitos. Personally I hate the smell of it. It give me a migraine! lol I guess it's also a human repelent! lol Solid Gold carries a product I think called Flea Shoo or something like that. You can even get "herbal" flea collars with citronella.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 7th, 2008, 06:36 PM
aslan aslan is offline
-
Asteroids Champion, Starship Legend Champion, Rabbit Hunter Champion, Magic Ball Champion, Candy Tetris Champion, Bounce Back Champion, Breakout Champion
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: toronto, on
Posts: 15,600
you could try avons skin so soft, i know it works on mosquitos and black flies, not sure about regular flies.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old August 7th, 2008, 06:57 PM
happycats's Avatar
happycats happycats is offline
Senior Contributor
Hexxagon Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ontario
Posts: 4,665
My MIL's Akita used to be attacked by flies, until his ears bled/ I would go to a farm supply store (i know it may be far for you, there is one in Bowmanville), and buy this roll on stuff, it was good for horses and dogs, it worked great.
I also heard bounce sheets (has to be bounce and not any other kind) tied around the dogs collar also works.
__________________
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

What is man without beasts? If all the beasts were gone, men would die from great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.

~~Chief Seattle (Duwamish tribe)~~
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old August 8th, 2008, 04:23 PM
carson79 carson79 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 25
Hmmm... I'll try the bounce sheet to see if that does anything. Not sure it'll work that well went wet... but hey, you never know! I'll report back.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 8th, 2008, 05:37 PM
rainbow's Avatar
rainbow rainbow is offline
-
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Beautiful BC's Kootenay Country
Posts: 34,759
There's a product called Flys-Off .....

http://www.petco.com/product/2033/Fa...-for-Dogs.aspx
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 9th, 2008, 11:13 AM
carson79 carson79 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 25
I tried the Bounce sheet last night and it worked surprisingly well. There were a few times that flies would land on his back, but they didn't bother him nearly as much as they have been. I'm not sure if it was just a better night last night for them or if the sheet actually worked. I'm going to keep trying it to see if it was a coincidence or not.

Thanks for the Flys-off suggestion too. I knew that there had to be something out there for them. I might try that as well. Do you know if you can buy it in stores at all or just online?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:03 AM.