Sorry I ask a lot of questions. I just want to make sure I do what is best for Jack. As I've said before, it's hard to sort out what's good advice and what's BS. Anyway, that said, I was told the other day that during mosquito weather before I brush Jack I should put some Avon Skin So Soft on my hands and rub it on him then brush it in. I was told it will keep his skin from drying out (though he hasn't had a problem with that) and it should help keep mosquito's away from him. I've heard of using it as a repellent on people but never really tried it. He does, of course, take Heartgard, so the issue is just that mosquito bites are itchy and who really (including Jack) wants them buzzing around all the time. So anyone heard of this? Good idea? Bad idea?
I'd be worried about him licking it off and getting sick from it.
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
I have used it on my dog's, mostly around their head and ears. It seemed to work.
Karen and the gang
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It's very, very oily. I tried it for myself as a mosquito repellent, found it didn't work for me and I was glad. I really don't like its oiliness.
Seamus and Flynn
I've heard it is supposed to work, but certainly would not put anything topical where they can lick it. What I have used for Diesel and myself is lemongrass essential oil and it works amazing!! For Deez I just put it on his ears, neck & only if I'm going to be with him at all times to make sure he doesn't lick and only if skeeters are really bad somewhere on the back end to keep them at bay. When I put it on they still come around, but they hover like an inch or two above my skin, I only get bitten where I have forgotten a large area to cover. The scent is fairly strong, Deez doesn't like it.
BTW because it is essential oil, clearly oily. I put a dab on my wrists, inner elbows, along my neckline, ankles, behind knees, top of my ears, top of my hands & feet & that keeps them away! My fried rubbed it all over and she stank to high heaven to the point her own eyes watered & it took forever to wash it off. lol
Last edited by Diesel_Dawg; 05-11-2013 at 03:12 PM.
For me it attracts bees.
♣ Laura ♣
I didn't even think of him licking it off. This is why I post questions here. I have also seen that some people tie strips of dryer sheets to the dogs collar...anyone try that? We have a bug light, but we also have a good size pond in the yard and behind us is woods with wet/swampy areas. So we get LOTS of mosquito's.