There are a few simple things you can do to prevent flies from attacking your dog. First, clean the dog bowls regularly and check outside for fly nests. Second, use an effective fly repellent on the area where the flies are feeding. You can buy this type of product at a pet store or online. Make sure to use the repellent as directed so it will be effective.
Third, make the backyard uninviting to flies. Clean up dog poop, feces, and other materials that can attract flies. Use a fly repellent made of essential oils instead of commercial ones. The chemicals in commercial fly repellents can harm your dog.
Apple cider vinegar is another effective fly repellent. Adding it to your dog’s food can help repel biting flies. Another good repellent for biting flies is lemongrass essential oil. You can also try essential oils such as rosemary, Idaho tansy, geranium, and sandalwood.
While it is not necessary for your dog to have an abnormal skin type to get a fly strike, it can be very annoying and frustrating for both your dog and yourself. While you may be tempted to ignore the problem, it could lead to an infection or worse. If you ignore the problem, your dog could start to lose appetite or even develop a disease as a result of the infected area.
Another way to keep flies from attacking your dog is by making a homemade fly repellent for your dog. It can be made by mixing vinegar, mineral oil, and scented essential oils, such as lemongrass, eucalyptus, and citronella. Just make sure to consult a veterinarian before making any changes to his or her routine.