Mosquito repellent for dog

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Is there a good  ( & probably natural ) bug spray for dogs? I have looked at several pet stores, & most products seem very chemical-laden & scary. Paris is super sensitive to any indoor/outdoor insect sprays. She was in the back yard about 15 hours after a bug spray was used around the outside of her doghouse, on the ground actually, & despite the labeling on the spray stating it is safe to have pets & kids around after it is dry (about 30 min.), she got really lethargic & her neck was puffy & sort of spongy feeling. Gave her Benadryl & got to the vet asap, & she was all better later that day. But it has happened since then, also. No idea why, she is not exposed to anything that has any possibility of causing a reaction in her. I don't even let anyone spray hairspray or perfume in our house or car! But we need to find a way to keep mosquitoes off her in summer. They LOVE her, so we can't go to the river or lake once it is warm, & the kiddie pool is just not gonna cut it for her anymore!

Oh that sounds scary I'm glad she was okay, I will see if I can find one. I remember on one of my Doberman list someone talking about a natural repellent.

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On humans, an old remedy is vitamin B-12. You take large doses and your body throws the excess out through your pores. Unfortunately, canines relieve body heat by panting, so it would no work for them. I wonder if a spray would work?

The mosquitoes are out in force down in S. Georgia after all the rain and flooding. There is still standing water everywhere.

Mine is allergic to bees and had a similar reaction. Her head was so swollen she didn't even look like a Doberman, she was given benadryl and taken to the vet. Now I'm paranoid anytime  I see bees around her.

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Yeah, Paris got stung by a bee a few years ago on her face, & she was so distorted looking I almost cried just from seeing her! Benadryl, & then I spent the next day & night laying beside her, just watching for any change at all. So scary, but she still tries  to catch bees by snapping at them!