Inuit Sled Dog International
Copyright ISDI, 1997, 2012, 2016
Preserving the pure Inuit dog


On this page, I will post extracts of the book The Canadian Inuit Dog: Canada's Heritage, by Geneviève Montcombroux.

Flies, Mosquitoes, Woodticks

For the last two years, I have been using a liquid product for horses, called in Canada UltraShield X, made by Absorbine, to protect my dogs from the pests that live in the bush. External products that are made for horses are good for dogs, and Aborbine now make the same UltraShield for pet protection.

It has proven to be very effective. It is a spray but but that wouldn't work so well with a dog and I wouldn't want to spray any in the face. I soak a sponge and rub each dog thoroughly through the hair, particularly around the face and ears. It lasts as much as a week, providing it doesn't rain, and is more effective than the previous products I have used.

Absorbine is an US product and is called UltraShield in the US. 
Toadhall trail, snow tunnel?
Photo Montcombroux
Piqatik, photo Allen Gordon
Future team, photo Allen Gordon
Pingo, a magnificent specimen of Inuit dog. Photo Allen Gordon