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 Post subject: Dog Sprayed by Skunk this Morning...
PostPosted: October 1st, 2008, 9:10 am 
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Well I was awoken to a great smell at 5 am this morning, my lil shelty/collie was sprayed by a skunk. Went outside and the smell was unbearable :cry: I couldn't imagine how her nose would react, I felt like Throwing up.

Gave her a bath with peroxide, baking soda and soap and it did decrease the smell by quite a bit at least now she can come in, but there is still a light fowl stench from her if you get close, So I went to the vet and got Skunk off and just finished with that and now waiting on the results lol

Anyways I was jw if there is anything i could maybe spray on the lawn to get the smell gone from the grass and deck outside? Anything I can do to help speed up the process of the smell going away? Any kind of tips would be Greatly appreciated!

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It must be contagious. Mine did the same last night. It seems to be an annual thing for her though. 4 times in 4 years. I'll be heading to the store today to pick up tomato juice and baking soda, since I don't usually have that much at home.

I've never tried the skunk off stuff. Does it work?

The outside odor, I don't know how to help. Other than water, most anything could kill the grass.


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Try toothpaste... for both the dog & the grass.


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This is my biggest fear, especially because my dog is always on a leash. He gets sprayed, I get sprayed.


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The peroxide, baking soda solution works great on the dog I found. The other item I was told to try this spring was Scope mouthwash. I don't know about the grass, I always feared if I put something on it the dog would get into it and ingest some.


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I tried the toothpaste. Either I didn't use enough (4 tubes) or it just doesn't work.


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Get the skunk off. It does work.

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Well the Skunk off seemed to work, unless u go sniff the dogs butt then theres a lil bit of a smell lol

As for outside sprayed the hose for a while got rid of most of the smell, but now it looks like my backyard just had a Hurricane lol


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LOL! Last night must've been the night for skunks! I didn't get home from work until after 9pm, and when I got out of the car all I could smell was skunk. I thought "wow, I hope my dog's in the house". He was...but he had been sprayed...and was in bed with my sleeping son. :evil:

My husband let him in, but because the skunk smell was so bad outside, he didn't *think* it was on the dog. :cry: :x :shock:

I don't know what I'm going to do to get the smell out. I've washed the bedding (and the kid, lol) twice already. The boy smells ok now, but the bedding.....not so much.

Definitely going to give that Skunk Off stuff a try.


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Skunks are looking for a place now to hibernate. And under your porch or shed - unless skunk proofed - are ideal locations.

The fact Fido is in the yard is of little worry to the poor tired skunk. All he wants to do is get out of the cold and hunker down for a few months.

Imagine how pissed the skunk is since he now likely smells of dog.

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philipw wrote:

Imagine how pissed the skunk is since he now likely smells of dog.



hound dog smell, to boot!


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Skunks do not hibernate.


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peislander wrote:
Skunks do not hibernate.


No, but they will den for long amounts of time. Not months, but some for weeks at a time.


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They actually go into a state called torpor - much like bears:

http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312800/skunks.htm

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Well I met a skunk Sunday night who picked a very bad place to hibernate: across the bypass while I was driving with the girlfriend!

He shoulda looked both ways! Now the gf's car smells like skunk! :( It was raining lots that night so it helped wash it away a lot, so it's pretty much gone now.


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You can use the same solution of peroxide, dish soap and baking soda to wash your deck. We used it in our garage last week. A skunk got in and refused to be evicted so we were forced to do away with him but he sprayed the floor of our garage during the struggle. We've washed it down twice and it still smells, just not as bad. Thank God my dog wasn't involved.


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so does anyone have the 'recipe' for this peroxide/bsoda/dishsoap stuff?


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One quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
¼ cup baking soda
1 teaspoon of liquid dish or laundry soap
Mix these 3 ingredients together, then dip a washrag in the solution and rub down the dog. Rinse and the odor will disappear within minutes! This recipe can also be used for clothes, sking, etc.

**A word of warning: Hydrogen peroxide may give a dark-furred animal “rust-colored highlights,” or may bleach clothing. Be sure to mix the formula fresh and use right away.


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oh thanks so much!

I'll use it on the dog tonight when I get home.

The bedding is dark, though, so I'll leave it as a last resort for that.


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Well I met a skunk Sunday night who picked a very bad place to hibernate: across the bypass while I was driving with the girlfriend!

He shoulda looked both ways! Now the gf's car smells like skunk! :( It was raining lots that night so it helped wash it away a lot, so it's pretty much gone now.


Dead skunk in the middle of the road...

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