The Best Insect Repelling & Soothing Products for Pets
17.06.21 June 17, 2021 Seasonal

The Best Insect Repelling & Soothing Products for Pets

​We love Summer and all of the many opportunities we get to enjoy the great outdoors in the warm weather. Insects also come out at this time of year though, which can be a pain for us and our dogs. Insect bites and stings can cause irritation and allergic reactions and will need some after care if your dog gets one. In this blog we list some of our favourite pet products for repelling insects and also some that will help to soothe irritation after an insect bite or sting.   Insect Repelling Pet Products In an ideal world we’d keep our pets away from biting or stinging insects, but it isn’t always possible. We do have some fantastic insect repelling products for pets though, which may just help minimise the risk of them being stung or bitten. Here are our top Insect repelling products for pets: TropiClean Natural Flea & Tick Shampoo - This shampoo is suitable for dogs and is designed to repel fleas and ticks for up to 7 days. Not only this, but it will kill any fleas, ticks or mosquitoes that have already infested your pet. Animology Flea & Tick Dog Shampoo - This dog shampoo is suitable for puppies from 6 weeks old and will help to wash out any fleas or ticks from your pup’s coat. It has a built-in conditioner to help keep the coat in glossy condition and the tea tree in the recipe will help to soothe irritated bitten skin. Insect Shield Vest - If you enjoy rambles in woodland or the countryside, then you will love this insect repelling dog vest by Scruffs. It comes in a range of 7 sizes to suit dogs from Beagle size up to the size of a German Shepherd and is designed to protect from Mosquitoes, Fleas, Ticks and Ants. Insect Shield Snood - If you like the idea of the Vest, but you don’t think your dog will wear one then try this bandana. This is also a good choice for tiny dogs who are too small for the vest.   Insect Shield Crate Mat - A crate mat can be used in all kinds of ways. As the name suggests, it makes a great bed to pop in your dog’s crate but can also be used around the house or even on your travels. The addition of the insect shield technology means it would be great for any Summer activities - we’d suggest taking on your camping trips or days at the seaside for your dog to rest and sleep on when they’re not adventuring. They come in 5 sizes with a size to suit every breed and age of dog.     Insect Bite & Sting Soothing Products for Pets As hard as we may try to deter insects, there will always be the odd occasion when they manage to bite or sting. We have a number of products that will soothe the area after your pet has been stung or bitten including a number of soothing creams and ointments. Here are some of the products you should add to your pet first-aid kit to help with insect bites. Beaphar Wound Ointment - This antiseptic skincare product for pets is designed to soothe and aid the healing process of the skin. It is ideal for bite and sting aftercare as it contains aloe vera and celendula oil which will work together to help relieve any itching or irritation. It’s also great for any pets who suffer from dry or irritated skin in general - helping to keep skin soft and supple. Denes Mite Cream - This is specifically designed to help minimise the irritation caused by parasitic mites, but also help relieve a range of other skin problems. It’s an all-natural cream with cedar wood and Sweet Flag that will make a brilliant addition to your first-aid kit. Denes Skin Balm - A blend of natural essential oils including Camphor, Tea Tree and Poke Root that work together in this soothing skin balm. It has been created to soothe and heal the skin and will help with a range of skin conditions. Wild Dog Co Skin Relief - This wonderful skin soothing balm for pets isn’t just great for insect bites but will help reduce irritation in a number of different scenarios. It is suitable for dry skin conditions, rough dry elbows and cuts and scrapes. It contains anti-bacterial Manuka as well as rosemary, frankincense and mango butter. Leucillin Spray - This isn’t necessarily a soothing product and may need to be used in conjunction with other creams or lotions in the case of a bite or sting, but Leucillin is a brilliant anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal spray. It’s a great addition to any pet-first aid kit and can be used in all kinds of situations. It will help to clean the wound or bite and also help to stop any itchiness. It’s completely pet-safe and can be used on all kinds of animals, from cats and dogs to larger pets such as horses!

By Zac Girdlestone

Read more
​We love Summer and all of the many opportunities we get to enjoy the great outdoors in the warm weather. Insects also come out at this time of year though, which can be a pain for us and our dogs. Insect bites and stings can cause irritation and allergic reactions and will need some after care if your dog gets one. In this blog we list some of our favourite pet products for repelling insects and also some that will help to soothe irritation after an insect bite or sting.

 

Insect Repelling Pet Products

In an ideal world we’d keep our pets away from biting or stinging insects, but it isn’t always possible. We do have some fantastic insect repelling products for pets though, which may just help minimise the risk of them being stung or bitten. Here are our top Insect repelling products for pets:

TropiClean Natural Flea & Tick Shampoo - This shampoo is suitable for dogs and is designed to repel fleas and ticks for up to 7 days. Not only this, but it will kill any fleas, ticks or mosquitoes that have already infested your pet.

Animology Flea & Tick Dog Shampoo - This dog shampoo is suitable for puppies from 6 weeks old and will help to wash out any fleas or ticks from your pup’s coat. It has a built-in conditioner to help keep the coat in glossy condition and the tea tree in the recipe will help to soothe irritated bitten skin.

Insect Shield Vest - If you enjoy rambles in woodland or the countryside, then you will love this insect repelling dog vest by Scruffs. It comes in a range of 7 sizes to suit dogs from Beagle size up to the size of a German Shepherd and is designed to protect from Mosquitoes, Fleas, Ticks and Ants.

Insect Shield Snood - If you like the idea of the Vest, but you don’t think your dog will wear one then try this bandana. This is also a good choice for tiny dogs who are too small for the vest.

 

Insect Shield Crate Mat - A crate mat can be used in all kinds of ways. As the name suggests, it makes a great bed to pop in your dog’s crate but can also be used around the house or even on your travels. The addition of the insect shield technology means it would be great for any Summer activities - we’d suggest taking on your camping trips or days at the seaside for your dog to rest and sleep on when they’re not adventuring. They come in 5 sizes with a size to suit every breed and age of dog.

 

 

Insect Bite & Sting Soothing Products for Pets

As hard as we may try to deter insects, there will always be the odd occasion when they manage to bite or sting. We have a number of products that will soothe the area after your pet has been stung or bitten including a number of soothing creams and ointments. Here are some of the products you should add to your pet first-aid kit to help with insect bites.

Beaphar Wound Ointment - This antiseptic skincare product for pets is designed to soothe and aid the healing process of the skin. It is ideal for bite and sting aftercare as it contains aloe vera and celendula oil which will work together to help relieve any itching or irritation. It’s also great for any pets who suffer from dry or irritated skin in general - helping to keep skin soft and supple.

Denes Mite Cream - This is specifically designed to help minimise the irritation caused by parasitic mites, but also help relieve a range of other skin problems. It’s an all-natural cream with cedar wood and Sweet Flag that will make a brilliant addition to your first-aid kit.

Denes Skin Balm - A blend of natural essential oils including Camphor, Tea Tree and Poke Root that work together in this soothing skin balm. It has been created to soothe and heal the skin and will help with a range of skin conditions.

Wild Dog Co Skin Relief - This wonderful skin soothing balm for pets isn’t just great for insect bites but will help reduce irritation in a number of different scenarios. It is suitable for dry skin conditions, rough dry elbows and cuts and scrapes. It contains anti-bacterial Manuka as well as rosemary, frankincense and mango butter.

Leucillin Spray - This isn’t necessarily a soothing product and may need to be used in conjunction with other creams or lotions in the case of a bite or sting, but Leucillin is a brilliant anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal spray. It’s a great addition to any pet-first aid kit and can be used in all kinds of situations. It will help to clean the wound or bite and also help to stop any itchiness. It’s completely pet-safe and can be used on all kinds of animals, from cats and dogs to larger pets such as horses!

Related Products

Related Collections

Summer Essentials

Keeping your pup cool in hot weather is a must which is... 

Beachtime

Who doesn't love a day with their dog?! One of our favourite... 

Next Article
How To Assemble A Cat Radiator Bed

Related Articles

  • Dog Blankets For Winter
    29.01.24 January 29, 2024 Owning a Dog

    Dog Blankets For Winter

    As the frosty embrace of winter sets in, prioritising the comfort and well-being of our cherished canine companions becomes paramount. At Lords & Labradors, we understand the unique needs of your furry friends during the colder months. In this expert guide, we will take you on a journey through our curated collection of handmade dog blankets, ensuring your pup stays warm, snug, and stylish throughout the winter season.   The Lords & Labradors Standard: Exceptional Quality and Comfort Before we dive into the specifics of our dog blankets, it's important to highlight our commitment to exceptional quality and canine comfort. Our blankets are not only designed to provide warmth but also crafted with durability, ease of cleaning, and your dog's ultimate comfort in mind. Our blankets are handmade here in our cosy Lincolnshire workshop by our talented seamstresses, so your dog can rest easy knowing they’re sleeping in the best quality snuggliest blankets.   Luxurious Comfort: Faux Fur and Fluffy Dog Blankets Pamper your pup with the pinnacle of luxury through our cream faux fur dog blankets. Beyond providing exceptional warmth, these blankets add a touch of opulence to your dog's resting space, creating a cosy haven during the winter season. They’re made from the snuggliest faux fur and have matching anti-anxiety beds so are the perfect choice for more nervous pups. You can even personalise them with your dog’s name for that extra special touch.   Lords & Labradors Versatility: Dog Blankets for Sofas Got a sofa snoozer? Then you need one of our sofa toppers, they were designed with your dog’s favourite sleep spots in mind. With our own pets we found that we were covering our sofas with blankets to help protect them from. Muddy paws and to give our dogs a cosy spot to sleep on which is why we developed our sofa toppers. They come in our most popular fabrics and have fully removable and washable covers, our sofa toppers sit on top of your sofa and you can even pair them with a matching L&L blanket for the ultimate sleep sanctuary.   Lords & Labradors Core Collection Blankets From stylish Bouclé to classic herringbones or playful spots, our core collection blankets have been designed with both your dog and home in mind. They have our carefully curated fabrics on one side and the cosiest fleece on the other, we just know your dog will love snuggling up in them   Lords and Labradors Christmas Dog Blankets: Celebrate the Season in Style Infuse the holiday spirit into your dog's life with our velvet dog blankets, something about luxurious velvet just feels so Christmassy. Beyond keeping your pet warm, these festive options add a touch of joy to your home during winter festivities, we even have matching stockings which you can personalise with your pets name for that extra special festive touch. At Lords and Labradors, we recognise the importance of investing in a quality winter blanket for your furry friend. Our curated collection, featuring a variety of options, ensures there's a perfect solution for every pup. Elevate your dog's winter experience with the warmth and style of a carefully chosen blanket from Lords & Labradors, providing them with a cosy retreat during the coldest months of the year. Explore our collection today and make this winter your pup's cosiest one yet.

    By Megan Willis

    Read more
  • How To Keep A Cat Warm In Winter
    29.01.24 January 29, 2024 Owning a Cat

    How To Keep A Cat Warm In Winter

    As the temperatures drop and winter sets in, it's essential to ensure the well-being of our feline friends. Cats, known for their love of warmth and comfort, may need a little extra care to stay cosy during the colder months. In this guide, we'll explore expert tips on creating a warm and inviting environment for your cat, including the use of warm cat beds, cat warming mats, and other effective strategies.   Invest in a Warm Cat Bed One of the key elements in keeping your cat warm during winter is providing a comfortable and insulated sleeping space. Opt for a high-quality warm cat bed designed specifically for colder weather. Look for beds with soft, insulating materials like fleece or plush, and ensure they have a non-slip bottom for added stability. Our cat’s love both high wall beds which they can curl up into the sides of or self heating beds which contain heat-reflective materials or thermal layers that make them exceptionally comfortable, especially during colder months, check out our comprehensive guide to heated cat beds here.   Create a Warm Environment in Cold Rooms If your cat tends to spend time in colder rooms, take measures to make these spaces more comfortable. Consider using draft stoppers on doors and windows, and use heavy curtains to trap warmth inside. Additionally, you can place a warm cat bed or cat warming mat in these areas to encourage your feline friend to stay warm. The snuggle safe heat pads are a great way to safely heat your cat’s favourite bed or snooze spot.     Keep Your Cat Indoors During Extreme Cold In particularly harsh winter conditions, it's best to keep your cat indoors. Cold temperatures, snow, and icy conditions can pose risks to your cat's health and safety. Create a warm and cosy indoor space with access to sunny spots for your cat to bask in natural warmth.   Dress Your Cat Appropriately For some cats, wearing a cosy sweater or jacket can be a fashionable and functional solution to staying warm. However, not all cats appreciate clothing, so it's essential to gauge your cat's comfort level. If your cat tolerates it, a well-fitted sweater can provide an extra layer of insulation.   Keeping your cat warm in winter is a crucial aspect of responsible pet care. By investing in warm cat beds, cat warming mats, and implementing other strategies to create a cosy environment, you can ensure that your feline companion stays comfortable and content during the colder months. Remember to monitor your cat's behaviour and adjust their surroundings as needed to accommodate their individual preferences and needs.

    By Megan Willis

    Read more
  • How To Protect Your Dog From The Snow During A Walk
    29.01.24 January 29, 2024 Health

    How To Protect Your Dog From The Snow During A Walk

    Winter brings a picturesque blanket of snow, transforming our surroundings into a serene wonderland. While many of us enjoy the chilly weather, our furry friends might need a little extra care, especially when it comes to venturing out for a walk. In this guide, we'll explore essential tips and tricks to ensure your dog's paws stay warm and protected during snowy strolls.   Understanding the Impact of Snow on Dog Paws: Before we delve into protective measures, it's crucial to comprehend how snow can affect your dog's paws. Cold temperatures and icy surfaces can lead to discomfort, frostbite, and even injuries. The snow can accumulate between their paw pads, causing irritation. Additionally, the salt and chemicals used to melt snow on sidewalks can be harsh on their sensitive paw pads.     Investing in Quality Dog Snow Boots: Snow boots for dogs are not just a fashion statement; they serve a crucial purpose in protecting your pet's paws from the cold and potentially harmful elements. When it comes to walking dogs in snow, investing in high-quality snow boots is paramount. Look for boots that are not only insulated for warmth but also waterproof to keep your furry friend's paws dry. Good dog snow boots will offer a combination of durability and functionality, ensuring your dog's safety and comfort. Selecting the appropriate size of snow boots for your dog is crucial. Ill-fitting boots can lead to discomfort and may even fall off during the walk. For small dogs, specialised small dog snow boots are available, offering a snug fit for breeds with dainty paws. Consider boots with adjustable straps and non-slip soles for added security.   Alternatives To Dog Snow Boots: Many dog’s aren’t a fan of wearing snow boots or socks so there are some alternative ways you can protect their paws. Before heading out, take a few minutes to check your dog's paws, look for any cuts or irritation before going out. If your dog’s paws are already looking a little worse for wear we recommend skipping the walk to stop them getting worse, you might want to try some indoor enrichment activities to wear them out instead. Trim excess fur between the paw pads to prevent snow from accumulating. Applying a pet-safe paw balm can also create a protective barrier against harsh winter elements, we love the Be:Safe paw balm or the Pethead oatmeal paw butter for protecting our dog’s paws.   Looking after your dog's paws after a snowy dog walk Once you get home from your walk we recommend giving your dog’s paws a once over to make sure they’ve not become irritated from walking through the snow and ice. To keep their paws happy we recommend you dry them off using our bamboo drying mitts and then applying another layer of paw balm to nourish them, if they look irritated try spraying some leucillin anti-septic spray which kills 99.99999% of germs on contact so will stop their paws getting infected or further irritated!   Choosing The Right Dog Snow Outfit: In extremely cold conditions, consider dressing your dog in a snow outfit for added warmth. Look for water-resistant materials that cover the torso, preventing the accumulation of snow on their fur. Ensure the outfit is well-fitted but allows for comfortable movement. We love the both the Hugo and Hudson puffer jackets and the dog overalls, both are great options for keeping your dog’s warm and dry during wintery walks. Once you’re home you could even pop one of our bamboo drying coats on to warm them up after a chilly walk.     Protecting your dog from the snow during a walk is not only a matter of comfort but also a crucial aspect of their overall well-being. Whether you opt for snow boots, socks, or a complete snow outfit, the key is to be proactive in safeguarding your furry friend from the harsh winter conditions. By taking these steps, you can ensure that your dog enjoys winter walks as much as you do

    By Megan Willis

    Read more
  • Dog Hair Loss: How To Manage The Autumn Moult
    29.01.24 January 29, 2024 Health

    Dog Hair Loss: How To Manage The Autumn Moult

    As autumn sets in, dog owners often find themselves dealing with a familiar issue – dog hair loss. While it's natural for dogs to moult, excessive shedding during this season can be a cause for concern. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the reasons behind dog moulting, effective home remedies, and the best treatments to manage your furry friend's hair loss.   Why Is My Dog Moulting So Much Moulting, also known as shedding, is a normal biological process for dogs. However, some breeds shed more than others, and environmental factors such as temperature and daylight play a role. Autumn, with its fluctuating temperatures and reduced daylight hours, triggers moulting in many dogs. It's essential for dog owners to distinguish between normal shedding and excessive hair loss, which could indicate an underlying health issue.Additionally, nutrition, stress, and overall health can impact the quality of a dog's coat. If your dog's hair loss seems excessive or is accompanied by other concerning symptoms, consult with your veterinarian to rule out any underlying health issues.    Dog Hair Loss Remedies Managing dog hair loss at home involves a combination of proper grooming, a balanced diet, and a conducive living environment. Here are some effective home remedies to minimise excessive shedding: Regular Brushing: Invest in the best brush for moulting dogs. Regular brushing helps remove loose hair and prevents matting. Choose a brush that suits your dog's coat type, whether it's short, long, or double-coated. Not sure what brush is best for your dog’s coat? Check out our brush guide to find the best brush for their coat. Balanced Diet: Ensure your dog receives a well-balanced diet rich in essential nutrients, including Omega-3 fatty acids, which promote a healthy coat. Consult your vet for dietary recommendations based on your dog's breed and size. Some good options to look at are the Forthglade dry foods, they are cold pressed rather than baked so retain lots of the ingredients natural goodness and benefits which in turn helps your dog’s coat. We also love fish flavoured food that’s rich in natural proteins for keeping your dog’s coat looking shiny and healthy, the Beco Caught Cod & Haddock Dog Food is a personal favourite. Supplements: Consider adding supplements like fish oil or flaxseed oil to your dog's diet. These supplements can improve coat health and reduce shedding. The Animology Coat and Body Dog Supplement is a great supplement for helping your dog’s coat look as good as possible, the capsules contain both omega 3 and biotin to help maintain a healthy coat, alongside L-taurine and CoQ10 to support the heart and muscles. Proper Hydration: Adequate water intake is crucial for maintaining skin and coat health. Ensure your dog always has access to clean water.   Dog Hair Loss Treatment If home remedies don't show improvement, your vet may recommend specific treatments depending on the underlying cause of your dog's hair loss. These may include medicated shampoos, topical treatments, or changes in diet.   Dogs Moulting Season Duration The duration of the moulting season varies among individual dogs and breeds. Typically, it can last for a few weeks to a couple of months. Observing your dog's shedding pattern over multiple seasons will give you a better understanding of their specific moulting season duration. Dog hair loss during the autumn moult is a common occurrence, but proactive management can minimise its impact on your furry friend's coat and overall well-being. By incorporating regular grooming, a balanced diet, and consulting with your vet as needed, you can ensure that your dog's coat remains healthy and vibrant throughout the moulting season.

    By Megan Willis

    Read more