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My 10 month old, Tia, is a mosquito magnet! They swarm around her when I let her outside, and I have found several bumps on her tummy. Is there any safe mosquito repellent that you have used or heard of? Evidently she is the Havanese version of mosquito candy. Thanks, Donna
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I have a friend that says a dryer sheet helps...so maybe rub her tummy a couple of times a day to see if it helps. Be sure to keep her on heart guard each month. I hope the change in weather will help soon.


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Thanks so much for the tip. I'll try the dryer sheet and see what happens. We are faithful about the Heartguard every month, since I've seen what heart worms can do.
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We use K9 Advantix. I did use Frontline but our vet switched us to Advantix because it was a bad mosquito season and we are backed up to wetlands. I think I do see a difference. They didn't seem as itchy and snapping at flys this summer.

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Can't you use human mosquito spray? All my grandchildren have been sprayed or wiped down with it. There is bound to be one that is safe for babies--therefore a dog.
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Thanks, Pam. I didn't know that Frontline and Advantix were for anything other than ticks and fleas.

Lucille, I have wondered about using a repellent that's safe for babies, but want to know if anyone else has information about whether they are safe or not for our "babies".

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Donnas, if it is safe to put on our most precious babies, it is surely safe for furbabies. Actually, you can put sevin powder on them for fleas--Sevin no longer has it on their labels; but it is fine. Comfortis is a lot easier though. I use sevin powder on my chickens for mites and on my calves for flies, and in the past, I have used it on all my outside dogs and puppies. I am just a little more particular with Rosie. I used it once when I first got her and it made her coat harsh feeling and I bathed her and got it out. Same with diacotimus earth (sp). Works great but is not good for the coat.
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Tie the dryer sheet to her collar, in back like a bow. We've used them this way very successfully when camping in the High Sierras w/Tori and our "granddoggy".

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Donnas, if it is safe to put on our most precious babies, it is surely safe for furbabies. Actually, you can put sevin powder on them for fleas--Sevin no longer has it on their labels; but it is fine. Comfortis is a lot easier though. I use sevin powder on my chickens for mites and on my calves for flies, and in the past, I have used it on all my outside dogs and puppies. I am just a little more particular with Rosie. I used it once when I first got her and it made her coat harsh feeling and I bathed her and got it out. Same with diacotimus earth (sp). Works great but is not good for the coat.
I'd be careful with human bug spray on animals without checking with a vet first. I know deet (the active ingredient in most human bug sprays) is a neurotoxin for horses!


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Thanks, Pam. I didn't know that Frontline and Advantix were for anything other than ticks and fleas.
Just Advantix has the extra. That is why we switched to it.

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