This is from my friend who's dog as "fly biting" episodes. This is what she said: "Have then pull a full thyroid panel on their pup usually a low thyroid is part of the problem as well as Fly Biting is gastrointestinal based seizures."
If you are on Facebook, I can give you her name. Just drop me a line privately and I can give you her name. I didn't want to post it publicly. Not sure if that is allowed. She has much first hand knowledge of fly biting with her dog and can probably give you some pointers.
My boy got several bites recently while out on a walk in the neighborhood. He rams himself in any bushes he can get near hoping to scare out rabbits. I think that is where he encountered the insects. There is swelling but not really anything else. He is not even scratching them. Is this something I should be concerned about or do something about or just leave them alone. They are on his chest and hip area.
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I wouldn't be overly concerned. They should go away on their own. Of course, mosquitoes can harbour disease, e.g. West Nile Virus, heartworm, etc. so you should monitor for any unusual behavior or symptoms. And check him for ticks!
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I would give benedryl ... 1 every 4 hours for a day or 2. And Shirley is right, I'd suggest you get a flea comb to check for fleas and ticks.
you can put some essential oils on him when you go out for a walk - there are some brands with special anti-tick-mosquito mixes available.