how to get skunk smell from dog

How to Get Skunk Smell From a of Dog

Skunks can be very troublesome animals that can appear out of nowhere and startle the dog. This inevitably can cause the skunk to be scared of the dog and unleash a repugnant skunk spray that will act as a defence mechanism against the dog. This will see the dog covered in what best can be described as a somewhat oily substance that comes from the skunks’ glands. Being sprayed by skunks is not fun and can even lead to irritation and agitation over a long time. To make sure your dog is okay check and do the following!

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  1. There is a big chance that your dog has been sprayed in the face. The dog may feel nauseous, vomit, or may feel disoriented for quite some while. It is quite possible that some of the fluid entered the dog’s mouth. You have to rinse its mouth with water and might even use a rag to clean it up. If the dog vomits, do not give it food for several hours. It should also not be active for a few hours. For the time being, it helps if the dog is in an isolated dry area such as a garage or the backyard.
  2. With a showerhead, wash the dog’s eyes. The eyes are one of the most sensitive areas and can be quite irritated. It is similar to humans being pepper sprayed. The symptoms can last for hours. To alleviate some of the effects. Spray cold water on the eyes gently.
  3. Skunks can transfer rabies, check for any bite marks. If there is any, consult your veterinarian immediately.
  4. To wash the dog, it is best to wash it outside. The skunk spray can latch on anything and can leave a smell since skunk spray is an oily substance. You can make a home-made mixture with available household products using the following ingredients:
  • 1 quart (950 ml) of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda,
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap

Before applying the mixture, wear gloves. Apply the solution like you would do with a normal bathing session. Massage the solution in the fur and let the fur absorb the solution and rinse after approx. 10 minutes have passed.  The hydrogen peroxide can cause color chance to the fur so proceed with caution. Make sure to avoid the mouth and the eyes as well.

After having finished bathing your dog, bathe the dog again, but this time with dog shampoo.

Skunks are very annoying wildlife animals that can cause havoc on your backyard and the surrounding structures. They might be small and seemingly cute, but these animals can do a lot of damage to your property in no time. They are also a threat to your pets and small children as they can go on the attack whenever they feel threatened, which the consequences are not nice. If you need to get rid of skunks, hire fully licensed and insured professionals from Wildlife Removal Barrie.