Can your products be used on dogs? In particular the Stinger Stopper? What other products, if any, are safe to use on dogs?
C. in Georgetown, SC w/her dog who has developed allergies to insect bites!!
Stinger Stopper could be used on dogs but it would be overkill, a bit messy and more costly than a true “pet” option. If you go through our FLEA CONTROL ARTICLE, you’ll find we have several options listed which are designed for this issue. Dogs, cats and many animals can develop skin rash and allergy from insect bites. Fortunately there are specific products that are designed to both heal them and make the itching more tolerable.
First, the OXY MED ITCH RELIEF is ideal for spot treating the bites. It will get the pet to stop itching which in turn will stop skin irritation. At the same time you should start using MELALUCA SHAMPOO at least once a week. This will also promote healing and take away the itch. The big key is to stop using any kind of insect killer on them during the healing time so if there are fleas, mosquitoes or some other insect problem where the pet resides, be sure and take care of it ASAP. Allowing the insects to go untreated will not help the pet in the long run so this issue must be addressed at the same time.
If you need some help identifying the insect causing the bites, give our office a call at 1.800.877.7290 and one of our tech reps will be able to offer some advice.