I have a German Shepard that just out of the blue had maggots devolved on same. This is the second year in a row that one of my dogs has had this issue.
I believe its the fly’s that our dropping eggs on these older/ slower dogs. Will your produce take care of same?
Adult flies will lay their eggs anywhere they can to give their young maggots a chance to survive. This cycle is explained in our MAGGOT CONTROL ARTICLE. Unfortunately, they will many times lay their eggs on our pets since animal hair is a great place for a maggot to grow up on.
The PERMETHRIN CONCENTRATE listed in our Maggot Control article will definitely work whether applied to the ground, home or pet. I recommend you apply some to all your animals during maggot season, which is now through September, so you won’t have any eggs hatching and causing all kinds of issues on the dogs. Additionally, I suggest you treat any areas around the home or yard where the dogs spend a lot of time and flies are present. This will indirectly kill off a lot of adult flies and by doing so, greatly diminish the chance of maggot infestation to reappear.
And if any of the pets have skin issues or insect bites, consider getting some of the MELALEUCA SHAMPOO to help condition their skin. We now carry a new product that does a great job of stopping the “itch”. Called ITCH RELIEF, this light spray will make any pets discomfort from fly, flea or other pests much more tolerable. Either product can be used in conjuction with treating them directly with the Permethrin and will help keep them happier and insect free during this stressful time.