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We spend a lot of time out doors camping and the mosquitoes are relentless on our dogs, is there such a thing as a pet friendly repellant?
By the time we get home their poor noses are covered in bites...any suggestions would be much wonderful!

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I have been using essential oils, such as, citronella, neem, lavender, peppermint, lemon grass, tea tree and cinnamon mixed with witch hazel (made into a spray) and acv in their water daily.
 

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I use Advantix for Chester's regular topical flea/tick med, it says it repels mossies and while I can't say if it does or not for sure, he's never had any visible bites or ended up scratching and we do have tons of them (I'll get chewed up just letting the dogs out for 5 minutes in the morning if I don't put repellent on)

I also like Sentry Natural Defense- comes in spray or shampoo. Basically essential oils but you don't have to worry about using too much essential oil (which can be dangerous) and it does seem to help with both fleas and mosquitoes. the good thing is that you can use a topical or a pill flea/tick treatment and also use this spray without doubling up on the medicines.
 

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I LOVE Virbac Pet-Guard. It's a gel that you rub on. It works GREAT. Can't recommend it enough and an 8 ounce bottle lasts forever. One bottle should get you though a year or two.
 

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I've tried many bug repellants and nothing worked too well. We get infested by bugs and mosquitoes here. Luckily for me, Dexter has so much fur they can only bite him on his nose and around his eyes. Since it's limited area-wise, I just put a coat of vaseline on those parts on bad bugs days. It's not classy (especially since they try to bite him and get stuck there), but it works perfectly.
 
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