Top 10 Best Mosquito Repellents for Dogs

July 12, 2019

It doesn’t get better than spending time in nature with your four-legged friends, but mosquitoes can seriously ruin the mood. Not only that their constant buzzing is maddening, and that no one like scratching like crazy after being bitten by one, but these bloodsuckers can also infect your dog with a potentially fatal disease. You see, Dirofilaria immitis or heartworm is a parasite transmitted only through the bite of an infected mosquito. So, in addition to being irritating as heck, mosquitoes put your pooch at risk for heartworm disease. To make sure your dog stays safe from these pesky pests, it’s best to prevent their bite altogether- there are many mosquito repellents for dogs on the market.

We selected the best mosquito repellents for dogs- be it sprays, collars, spot on, or chewables- each of them ideally suited for different conditions and situations. Read on to find out which one is the best for your fur baby!

Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: Wondercide Flea and Tick and Mosquito Control Spray

Organic, natural and incredibly efficient, Wondercide sprays kills and repels fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. The unique combination of organic, dog-safe therapeutic-grade essential oils with other natural ingredients results in a potent spray whose scent makes mosquitoes (and hundreds of other insects) avoid your pooch at all costs. The use is simple- just spray your pooch and rub it in, and repeat that 2 to 3 times a week. The Wondercide spray comes in 4 scents: lemongrass, rosemary, cedar, and peppermint.


Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: Insect Shield Premium Tee Insect Repellent

Insect Shield products are truly unique in every aspect- their Premium Tee is no different. This T-shirt for dogs is made from patented materials- it’s breathable, lightweight fabric with a bound proprietary permethrin formula. In other words, Insect Shield produces a fabric that is lastingly infused with a very efficient insecticide, but they use a secret formula that makes it completely safe to be worn by pets. So next time when you hit the trail or go camping– just dress up your doggo in this insect repelling tee and no mosquito will come close to them! The Premium Tee is available in two colors and seven sizes.


Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: Flea Away Natural Flea, Tick & Mosquito Repellent Chewables

What’s the best way to get rid of any parasite? Well, it’s quite simple, really: make the environment inhospitable to them. This is the principle behind the Flea Away insect repelling chewables. Bloodsuckers, such as mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are all attracted by C02 your pet emits- and these chewables mask it. The vitamin complex chewables rely on natural ingredients to change your pet’s body odor (in a way that’s undetectable to human nose) so that they won’t smell like a meal to every mosquito or insect out there. Also, it doesn’t hurt that these chewables are liver-flavored so you can use them as a treat, too.


Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: K9 Advantix II Spot On Treatment

Not many spot on treatments repel and kill mosquitoes in addition to flea and ticks, but K9 Advantix II is one of the exceptions. This topical mosquito repellent for dogs product kills mosquitoes on contact- they don’t have to bite your dog to be dead. The broad spectrum protection from parasites makes this spot on treatment a very popular choice with pet owners, especially considering that one monthly application gives your pet protection for up to 7 weeks. Finally, when applied properly, this topical repellent is waterproof so you won’t have to worry that a dip in a nearby lake will lower your pet’s protection from mosquitoes and other pests.


Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: Vet's Best Natural Mosquito Repellent Spray

This DEET-free, natural, plant-based mosquito repellent for dogs will keep your pooch protected- and you can safely use it, as well. The combination of certified natural lemongrass and geraniol oils makes mosquitoes steer clear from their initial targets, and the same scent doesn’t bother dogs or their owners. This USA-made repellent spray is made only from high-quality natural ingredients, and as a result, it can be used on dogs and cats older than 12 weeks and humans alike. It seems that only ones that are not impressed by Vet’s Best are the mosquitoes!


Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: Project Paws® Natural Insect Repellent

A light mist of this spray keeps biting insects away! A gentle, fragrant, oil-free water-based formula relies on the power of citronella and other botanicals to repel mosquitos. No harsh chemicals needed to protect your pooch, and the best part is that this product is gentle enough that you can re-apply it during the day as needed. Just pack this spray in your dog’s travel bag when you go on an outdoor adventure and spritz them every now and then for full mosquito, flea, tick, and flies protection.


Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: VetriScience Laboratories Vetri Repel Wipes

If you’re travelling, you can’t beat the convenience of wipes for repelling mosquitoes. This convenient resealable canister contains 60 pre-moistened towelettes that are infused by natural Brazilian oils that repel biting insects. Simply wipe down your pet (it’s safe for cats and dogs both) and make them “invisible” to mosquitoes, fleas, flies, and ticks. The wipes won’t leave a sticky residue behind, but rather a pleasant scent that masks C02 your pet’s body emits.


Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: Nantucket Spider Best Natural Bug Repellent For Dogs

Despite what you might have hoped for, this repellent spray doesn’t work on spiders. The DEET-free natural bug repellent spray for dogs uses essential oils to deter a host of flying and biting insects, mosquitoes included. Unlike many other mosquito repellents for dogs, this product doesn’t use citrus oils in its formula, which many dogs tend to dislike. Instead, they rely on thyme, rosemary, geranium, cedar, and peppermint oils for their repelling properties.


Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: Vet's Best Flea and Tick Yard and Kennel Spray

In addition to keeping your dog protected from mosquitoes, it’s important to keep the place they spend time free of pests, too. A combination of a topical mosquito repellent on your dog’s body and efficient treatment of your backyard or kennel where your dog sleeps is the most powerful combination for deterring and killing potentially dangerous insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks.  


Top 10 Mosquito Repellents for Dogs: Only Natural Pet EasyDefense Insect Repelling Collar

Using scent to repel hungry mosquitoes away from your precious pet, this natural dog collar works instantly and stays effective for up to 4 months. The pleasant (to us) scents of geranium, citronella, and cinnamon keep bloodsuckers at bay and your pooch safe. This collar is water-resistant and you can combine it with other mosquito repellents for dogs, such as sprays, if you deem it necessary.


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Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she’s not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.