Awesome thread! As usual the forum came through with great information. I too will be spending multi-day camping trips with my dog this summer.
I was just thinking about this the other day. Is it okay to put standard deet bug spray on the dog to protect against mosquitoes and gnats, or is it recommended to use picaridin? I did a quick google search, but got mixed answers. Does anybody have a reliable source or study I can read?
I just found this on AVMA.org https://www.avma.org/public/Health/P...r-Hunters.aspx
"The following guidelines are recommended for hunters and their dogs to avoid tick-borne diseases:
1. Apply tick repellants to exposed skin and clothing.
a. DEET (N, n-diethyl-m-toluamide) and picaridin are commonly used insect repellents. The CDC provides guidelines for selecting and using the appropriate insect repellant.
i.If skin becomes wet from perspiration or water, towel off and reapply to dry skin.
b.Spray permethrin-containing products on outer clothing, including shoes. Permethrin is not an effective repellant for use on skin.
c.If chemical odors are a concern, there are unscented and neutral odor products available, such as DeepWoods Off! Sportsmen."