Flies on dog’s ears is one of the top problems during warm summer months. Many years ago, before the Internet, I mentioned to my local vet, that I was so frustrated with how the flies were attacking my Wolf’s ears that year, and despite my best efforts to treat, I wasn’t making any progress. He told me he had heard good things about the new Biospot product we were selling, keeping the flies off the dog’s ears. I went back to work, purchased a tube of bio-spot, and in a very short while, after applying according to directions, the flies started leaving my dog’s ears alone.
Bio-spot has gone through several re-formulations since then, but there are many good options for helping out your dog when the flies just won’t leave their ears alone.
Even today, probably the top question I get on Facebook and Twitter from friends during the summer is about flies on their dog’s ears.
Flies are a paticular nuisance on your dog’s ears because they have a hard time defending their ears. Flies will pick at the ear and this can lead to maggots and infection.
1) Relief Fly Ointment by Davis: This is a natural product that has soothing natural oils as well as cedar wood and Citronella to keep the flies away.
2) Flys-Off Ointment: This ointment has .2% pyrethrums to repel flies and the ointment seems to stay on well for most dogs.
3) ProLabs Ear Mite Killer: This product is .15 pyrethrins, and feels like a lotion.
4) Swat Fly Ointment: It is labeled for horses and dogs. The active ingredient is .2% pyrethrins. It seems to help well with mosquitoes & gnats as well.
5) No Natz. We once put this product to the test at Jeffers, giving it out to our employees to try, and the results were happy, gnat-free employees, that were relieved to find a product that worked! No Natz not only repels, but works to heal existing bites. It contains natural ingredients like Rosemary and Lemongrass and Coconut Oil and has a pleasant, refreshing scent.