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Old 05-30-2012, 04:25 PM   #1
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Dog and bugs at cg

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Our little guy has these red spots on his belly after being outside for an hour at campground
Any idea?

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Bug bites? He seems a bit itchy
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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This is just a guess, but have you seen any fleas on him?
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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Those look like black fly bites. They are miserable little buggers.
But the spots are exceedingly red, maybe your pup is having a bad reaction to them.
Where abouts are you camping?
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:42 PM   #4
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Those look like black fly bites. They are miserable little buggers.
But the spots are exceedingly red, maybe your pup is having a bad reaction to them.
Where abouts are you camping?
Our chihuahua also has them but not as many as she is a princess and spends most time on our knees.
We are near North Bay Ontario and YES black flies are out
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:47 PM   #5
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The only reason I am thinking black flies is that I squished one on our dog, on the belly just like yours, and she got the same 'bullseye' mark from the bite. The little bugger was right full of blood, too.
Man, I HATE black flies.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:05 PM   #6
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Also check for ticks.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:06 PM   #7
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Pretty sure it's blackflies and yes, will check for ticks, gross bugs
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Any one use insect repellant against black flies on dogs?
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Biting flies I'd bet. Our dogs have looked like that and it has always been flies.
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Biting flies I'd bet. Our dogs have looked like that and it has always been flies.
Should I leave them inside the camper or not worry about them?
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I would not use a insect repellent. The dogs will try and lick it off. Your best option is to keep the dog inside and if you have a screen shelter they could stay in it.
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Try a spray of Avon Skin So Soft mixed with water. The flys/bugs don't like the smell. We always put a capful in the last rinse water when we bathed our little dogs in the sink, but you could probably just spray it on them. Posted by DW
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Try a spray of Avon Skin So Soft mixed with water. The flys/bugs don't like the smell. We always put a capful in the last rinse water when we bathed our little dogs in the sink, but you could probably just spray it on them. Posted by DW
Great tip! Thanks
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Now our little boy dog looks a bit under the weather. The bite marks are fading but he's not eating as much and vomited twice
He's still eager for walks. I think it's probably the bites and scratching that got him down. Anyone had similar experience?
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