If you own a German Shepherd dog and live in an area where you get flies (is this most of the world???) then you might have an issue with flies biting the ears of you German Shepherd. This can get quite serious, even to the point where you will have to amputate the tips of your dog’s ears due to an infection caused by the fly bites.
I’m not 100% sure why this happens, but I reckon it’s due to the thin skin/pelt near the tip of your dog’s ears, and the fact that most of the time the tip of the ears are black, which makes them really hot. Of course, hot ears means blood vessels close to the skin, and this means easy snacking for the flies.
There are a few things you can get to prevent flies biting dog’s ears, most of them medicinal sprays (like a product called “Shoo Fly” here in South Africa). You can wipe the dog’s ears, and then spray the product on the ears. Something else we were told we could use was Vaseline. The flies wouldn’t get through the vaseline, AND it would “moisturise” the ears if the flies have already bitten the ears.
If you know of anything else to get rid of the flies and prevent them biting your dog’s ears, please let me know.