What repels flies off of dogs? You can also consider at-home, pet-safe repellants, like a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water or lemon and water, or any number of over-the-counter insect repellants that are as safe for your dog as they are for you.
How do I keep black flies from biting my dog? Cover Your Dog With Bandana, Harness Or Dog Vest
A light colored dog vest, harness or bandana will create a barrier to sensitive areas on your dog that black flies get attracted to like the ears. If possible treat or spray the bandana or dog vest with dog-safe bug repellants like permethrin sprays or DEET.
Why are flies attracted to my dog? Most commonly, regular house flies bite at dogs whenever its coat is matted or unclean because it provides the perfect food source and breeding ground. More so, illness, diarrhea, and skin conditions can also attract flies because that is the perfect condition for laying eggs.
Does vinegar keep flies away? Flies can be easily repelled with white vinegar, so much so that even the smell of boiling vinegar can be an easy-to-make DIY fly repellent on its own. Pour some cider vinegar into a pot or jar to start making your fly repellent. Add one drop of dishwashing liquid.