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Thread: Any home remedies for keeping flies off of my dogs ears?

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    Exclamation Any home remedies for keeping flies off of my dogs ears?

    Ok, heres the deal. I am 17 and my mom left for a week and my huskies have really bad flie biting sores on their ears. I dont have any way to get to the vet that we normally buy the medication at, and I really dont think they can wait until Sunday to get the medication. Samoa is my female Husky and her ears are already bleeding from the flies. Harley is my male and hes not that bad, but I am afraid and sure that they will be if this keeps up. Any comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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    Would Vaseline work at all? Without infecting the sores that are already there?

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    It will help if your other dogs dont lick it off first. lol
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    Well they arent too "licky" with eachother, they play alot, but I dont think I've ever seen them cleaning eachother

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    I would use polysporin on the bleeding wounds (open wounds attract more flies and they may even lay their eggs in them)

    Here are some natural repellents
    The most common -- and most effective -- natural insect repellents are various essential oils. Clove oil and citronella (rose geranium) are the most effective against mosquitoes, but be careful with clove oil and use it sparingly -- it can be a skin irritant. Other fairly effective essential oils include: Lemon grass, eucalyptus, castor oil, peppermint, tea tree oil, lavender, and cedar. You can buy cedar oil in spray-on bottles at your local pet store.
    I would go with the cedar oil from your local pet store.

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    i agree with dax and they must be cleaned out well to prevent the eggs and infection

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