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Midge/insect repellent for dogs?

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StayingDavidTennantsGirl Fri 01-Jul-11 21:04:51

Ddog has been bitten around both eyes - by midges, we think. She's developed blister-like swellings that have reduced quite a lot when we put a cold, wet towel on them, but I'd like to be able to prevent it happening again, so I was wondering if there are any insect repellents that are safe for use on dogs. I wouldn't put it too close to her eyes, but was hoping that if it was on her head, it might stop the midgies biting her.

mdoodledoo Fri 01-Jul-11 22:22:20

How about getting one designed for horses - I squirt it onto a cloth and wipe it around my horses eyes without any problems so it'll be fine for dogs too

StayingDavidTennantsGirl Fri 01-Jul-11 22:22:50

That's a good idea - thanks.

DoesItWearingWellies Sat 02-Jul-11 02:09:51

I too would suggest one meant for horses - Net Tex advanced fly repellent is pretty good - it's supposed to last up to 3 days from the application, but for piece of mind you might want to do it every day, however a little does go a long way! It contains DEET and some people/animals can be a bit sensitive to this, but it's definitely worth a try.

It even works on humans as my dad found out - he now swears by it grin

StayingDavidTennantsGirl Sat 02-Jul-11 11:03:32

Thanks Does - I will look for that one.

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