Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Skunked Dog...Ewwww

We have the WORST luck with skunks. 3 years ago a skunk died under our porch. Do you know what happens when they die? All the smellies in their body are released, think skunk spray times 10. We had to move out for 3 weeks, all cloth items had to be washed about 5 times and fake jewelry, cheap metals had to be tossed.

So tonight we are getting the kids ready for bed and big yank goes "That's a stinky skunk". I thought he was talking about the baby's diapers because her pail wasn't ready yet, but no it was a skunk in the back yard spraying the dog.

If your dog gets sprayed, do not get messy with tomato juice and don't get the expensive enzyme treatments. We are currently on our 2nd treatment of the below solution and it's pretty much gone. The first took it almost all out, except his head.

Dog Channel home remedy

The most popular home remedy for de-skunking your dog is as follows:
1 quart 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
¼ cup baking soda
1 teaspoon dish detergent (I prefer Dawn)
Wet your smelly boy down and rub the mixture into his coat. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. If you have any of this solution left, discard it immediately because it becomes combustible when stored in a closed container.

Update: 2nd treatment completely knocked it out! Yay! He's not sleeping in my bed tonight, but he should be fine tomorrow!

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