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Old 05-22-2013, 08:41 AM
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Need a bit of help guys. Ivan and I are going to a show this weekend(4 days). What can I use to keep them off him. Its got to be something relatively inexpensive, not going to mess his coat up and safe to use for/on him.
Not sure how these things would work. but what is your opinion.
http://www.keepsbugsoff.com/en-US/Pr...als-towelettes
Or those kids ones that go on their wrists(of which I can't find a link to).
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:04 PM
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I will be watching this thread closely, I have the same problem! Well, minus the show... lol.....
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:58 PM
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on the lab board im on there is a homemade thing to repell them i can see if i can get the ingredients list if you would like
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:27 PM
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I never tried it myself but many of the gals who were in the handling class that ran at the other side of the field where we had obedience classes always wiped their dogs with dryer sheets - said it kept the bugs away, smelled nice and didn't bother their coats at all.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:04 PM
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I've heard of the dryer sheet thing. But I don't have any dryer sheets. I hate having to touch them. And I'm not sure if some of the oilyness would rub off onto Ivan. I did find one of those wrist band things I can hook onto his collar. So hopefully that will work.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:09 PM
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I've used the Botanicals on the dogs when camping, they were so-so for mosquitoes and useless for biting flies. What I usually get for camping are the wipes that are meant to be used for little kids. They're easy to use and the concentration of DEET is lower than the normal stuff.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:14 PM
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I've used the Botanicals on the dogs when camping, they were so-so for mosquitoes and useless for biting flies. What I usually get for camping are the wipes that are meant to be used for little kids. They're easy to use and the concentration of DEET is lower than the normal stuff.
I did see some of those tonight, but I didn't grab them. Did they make the dogs coat greasy or anything. I will see if my store has them as well tomorrow. Walmart didn't have any of the refillable clip things. So I still have to get something for me.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:20 PM
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I wouldn't say greasy. I'm not sure how to explain it, like... they always feel a bit damp? I don't find it all that noticeable, but when I'm using it I'm not in a show ring where it matters how they feel, I'm camping and admittedly likely to be somewhat greasy myself.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:52 PM
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Put some DEET on the outside of the collar? I've found mosquitoes often went for the ears. Or I'd just rub some on the back of the ear, but that might not work for a show.
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