What do fly bites look like on a dog? Black flies tend to bite our pet’s underbelly and groin regions or ears of critters whose ears stand up. The large welts that are left behind are quite distinctive. A bright red circle, about the size of a nickel are usually found in places where the fur is thinner.
How do I treat black fly bites on my dog’s belly? They may lick the area and some of the bites can start to show signs of infection (swelling and discharge). It’s okay to gently cleanse the area with warm soapy water and to apply a topical antibiotic cream if necessary.
What can you put on a dog for fly bites?
- Oatmeal baths.
- Ice the bite with a cold pack.
- Epsom salt.
- Applying a baking soda paste.
What kind of flies bite dogs? Horse Flies, Deer Flies, and Other Flies of Large Animals
The females may feed on the blood of any vertebrate animal, including dogs, though these flies usually prefer horses, deer, and cattle.