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    Does anyone know of a good mosquito repeller that can be used on dogs?

    We went for a hike last weekend and Ziggy was pretty much eaten alive... She had about 20 bites on each leg... we have a lotion to put on afterwards but something to prevent it would be great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    Does anyone know of a good mosquito repeller that can be used on dogs?

    We went for a hike last weekend and Ziggy was pretty much eaten alive... She had about 20 bites on each leg... we have a lotion to put on afterwards but something to prevent it would be great!
    try and rub Apple Cider Vinegar on her coat. It needs to be bought at health food store...ask them for Apple Cider Vinegar with "mother" in it...ACV is also a good flea repellent

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    I use Nature's Botanical, contents are Rosemary & Cedarwood Oils in a natural Creme. its mainly for flies, but I was told it can also be used for mosquitoes as well.
    You only need a tiny dab of it perhaps on the head and down near the tail, maybe a bit on the back.
    I use it for myself and have put it on Geisha without problems.
    It is not cheap, but because you only need to use a small amount a 120g jar lasts for months. I bought this one at a farm supplies store.
    Last edited by PeiLuver; 01-23-2010 at 02:43 PM. Reason: flies & mossies.

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    Ive always sprayed my dogs with OFF or Rid or whatever I use on myself and it seems to work quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    try and rub Apple Cider Vinegar on her coat. It needs to be bought at health food store...ask them for Apple Cider Vinegar with "mother" in it...ACV is also a good flea repellent
    What's "mother" Clea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie & Bella's mum View Post
    What's "mother" Clea?
    it is the cloudy stuff coming from the apples...all the goodness are in the "mother"...you can actually add a bit to dogs water every day...it is good for them...just don't give it undiluted.

    The ACV you buy in supermarkets will not do the trick...all the "mother" has been removed and it is clear.

    Apple Cider Vinegar Cures for Dogs.

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    If you go to mozzie infested areas regularly, it might be worth buying some Value Plus Fly Spray or Repel-X from your pet supplies place. I use it on the horses and it's great, there are some massive mozzies down in the paddock and the poor horses were being eaten alive. Now I spray in the morning, and at night, works a treat. It is safe to use on dogs as well, I've used it if I have a dog I have to quarantine in the kennels.

    Otherwise, I'd use a bit of my own Rid if nothing else on hand.

    I am going to start putting some of the horses ACV in the dogs water I think!

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    If you want something store bought:

    Musca Ban Insecticidal Spray

    If you want something natural:

    2 cups vinegar, 1 cup Avon Skin So Soft, 1 cup water, 1 tbsp. Eucalyptus oil, 1 tbsp citronella oil - Put in a spray bottle and spray dog's coat.

    HTH

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    I've always used Musca Ban Insecticial spray on my horses, dogs and sometimes even me!! Seems to work a treat!

    Musca Ban Insecticidal Spray

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    Thanks everyone! Next time we go hiking we will be prepared

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