Is bug spray a good choice for repelling bugs on pets?

Original Question: Is Bug Off the best for killing bugs? - Anonymous

Is bug spray a good choice for repelling bugs on pets? Jun 11, 2018

Hi there,

Thanks for your question. While we can’t endorse any specific products, the type of bug spray you choose to use will depend on which types of bugs you are targeting. Some sprays will just repel, others which will likely kill bugs are probably not ones you should be spraying on your pets or yourself. If you’re concerned about bugs spreading disease, it’s recommended to have your pets on preventatives that protect against bugs that may spread heartworm, Lyme disease, or other insect-related diseases.

I would encourage you to take a look at our videos for more information on those specific topics: “Heartworm Disease Prevention in Dogs: When and Why to Use Medication”, and “Ticks and Lyme Disease Prevention in Dogs”.

Wish you luck,

Dr. Ryan Llera

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