How do you treat black fly bites on dogs?
- Wash the dog bites with mild soap diluted with warm water, pat it dry.
- Add a small amount of Neosporin to the bites. Let the Neosporin dry and prevent your dog from licking it.
- Wrap an ice pack in paper towels and apply to your dog’s fly bites to relieve any swelling.
How long do black fly bites stay on dogs? The bites are usually seen along the underbelly and groin area where there is very little fur. These lesions will typically resolve on their own in a week or so and no treatment or extra worrying is necessary.
What can you put on a dog for fly bites? Gently clean the affected area with warm water and a mild soap. It is best to keep the dog inside as much as possible while the wounds heal. When the dog is outside protect the ears with a petroleum product. Neosporin is most recommended.
Are black fly bites itchy on dogs? Spring and early summer are peak time for black fly bites
Black fly bites typically heal without treatment. While they can be sore or itchy, pets recover within a few days. As with any skin lesion, keep the area clean using a pet-safe soap and antibacterial cream, and prevent your pet from licking or scratching.