There are a number of products used to deter flies from your dog’s ears or wherever they are causing a problem.
Repel-X is a spray designed to be sprayed 2 to 3 times daily over your dog.
Fly Repella Cream is also designed to be applied 2 to 3 times daily to the affected areas.
One of the problems with many of these repellents is their duration of action. Often owners are away during the day and unable to apply the repellents frequently enough.
Permoxin is one of the more effective and longer-lasting products. Dogs can be wet down, rinsed or sprayed with Permoxin in water according to the bottle directions. Repeat as required by fly pressure.
In particularly difficult swarms, a prolonged action can be obtained by mixing Permoxin with white petroleum jelly (Vaseline) and mineral oil (baby oils).
- Dilute 1ml Permoxin in 40ml of Vaseline or baby oil & mix well.
- If a consistency less than the thick Vaseline or more than baby oil is desired, these two ingredients can be mixed in the correct proportions to give the desired consistency after the Permoxin is added.
- Add the baby oil/Permoxin mixture to the Vaseline/Permoxin mixture a little at a time until the desired ointment consistency is reached.
This will keep for the summer months, then discard. This ointment can be applied on wounds to help healing and prevent flies from further irritating the wound.
Apply as frequently as is necessary to keep the flies away.
In some instances a cortisone and/or antibiotic cream may be necessary for secondary infection and to reduce itching.
If you are concerned please contact us to either speak with a vet or to arrange an appointment.