Choose insect repellent sprays specifically formulated for dogs. Look for natural ingredients like citronella, eucalyptus, or neem oil.
Consider using collars infused with natural repellents. These collars release ingredients like citronella or geraniol to keep pests at bay.
Apply diluted essential oils to your dog's coat. Oils such as citronella, lavender, peppermint, and lemongrass can be mixed with a carrier oil and applied to your dog's fur.
Neem oil is a natural insect repellent. Look for shampoos, sprays, or wipes containing neem oil to protect your dog from mosquitoes and flies.
Use citronella-based candles or diffusers in outdoor spaces where your dog spends time. This helps create a mosquito-free zone.
If your dog spends time in outdoor kennels or camping with you, consider using mosquito nets designed for dogs to provide a physical barrier.
Install pet-friendly fly traps around your dog's living area to capture flies without using harmful chemicals.
If flies are particularly bothersome around your dog's face, consider using a fly mask designed for dogs. These cover the eyes and ears, providing protection.
Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk. Limit your dog's outdoor activities during these times to reduce exposure.