Before you apply fly spray to your dog’s skin, you should consult your vet. It’s important to note that many repellants can be harmful to your dog’s health. While some are mild to non-toxic, others can cause serious side effects when ingested. Another thing to consider is the environment. Some repellents can cause irritation to your dog’s gastrointestinal tract, so you’ll need to keep your dog indoors while using fly spray.
Fortunately, many flea repellents for dogs are non-toxic. These products tend to use natural ingredients to keep flies at bay. They are non-sticky and don’t leave a greasy residue on your dog’s fur. These products can also be used around dogs’ eyes.
Besides treating your dog’s skin, you can also spray repellents on bedding and fabrics. These products repel flies, mosquitoes, gnats, ticks, and lice. It’s important to follow label instructions and follow safety precautions. Do not spray undiluted essential oils around your dog’s nose, eyes, or mouth. Essential oils can irritate the skin and should be used sparingly.
To make fly spray, you can add essential oils to a spray bottle. Several essential oils, such as lavender and eucalyptus, have bug repelling properties. A spray bottle with a large spray capacity is recommended, and you’ll need a few drops of each oil.