Defy the Fly

If you have been following us for awhile you know that each summer we struggle with flies biting the ears of our LGD, Tundra.  We have tried everything and nothing has worked for more than a few hours.  The poor guy spends the summer with gaping wounds on his ear, and us scrambling to find any way to help him.

Normally the struggles don’t start until the end of July and they run through September.  But this year the flies are out and working on his ears already.  On top of that, they have decided they like our new LGD, Anya’s ears too.  On both dogs they bite the back of the fold of the ear, the soft and tender part.  Poor puppies!  They definitely are torturing Tundra more, and the poor dog is constantly rubbing on the fence, and rubbing his ears with his paws trying to get away from them.

We found something we hadn’t tried yet.  Defy the Fly dog collars.  They are a collar the dog wears that is supposed to repel flies for up to two months.  We decided to try it and ordered them right away.  Tundra’s arrived Monday and we put it right on him.  It smells like a citronella candle.  We were so happy (as was Tundra) when we saw immediate results.  The flies stayed away from him completely, especially his head.  Sweet relief!!!

I have no idea how long they will actually last, but at about $9 each I am willing to keep replacing them as needed to keep the dogs’ ears healthy and keep them from being driving mad by the constant pestering of the flies.  I will let you know how long they last and if we are still happy with them as the summer progresses.

3 thoughts on “Defy the Fly

  1. Oh, I am so glad you found something that works! I wonder if they would also deter mosquitoes? Our neighbor’s dog’s nose is raw right now from mosquito bites. In another week or so, if things go the same as last year, his nose will be hamburger! It isnt our dog, so we can’t actually do anything (they say the pills that repel ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are too expensive), but at only 9 dollars, they might listen to that suggestion. Thanks again!

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  2. We had the same problem with our critters..then we found SWAT. Our local feed store carries it. Its pink so you can see the coverage..and it smells like Vicks vapor rub. Keeps Everything away from our critters. On really bad biting fly days I will rub some on my own arms n legs. We have had the same little jug of it for about 12years now. .so a little goes a long way.

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