Q. he has mites and I tried to make a natural mite repellent spray out of apple cider,baking soda and water but it seems to be irritating him.what to do?
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. Unfortunately those home made repellent usually do more harm than good. if you suspect a mite infestation you will need to go to the vet in order to confirm your suspicion and then get treatment for mites (ivermectin, advocate or revolution).
In the meantime wash your dog from the repellent you made as it's not likely to do anything against mites anyway and it seems to irritate it.