Help My Pet's Been Skunked
SKUNKING! This is a problem that, unfortunately, confronts many pet owners. More are sprayed at night, than during the day.
There is not much health risk for your pet, aside from the awful odor associated with a spraying. Sometimes pets may get sprayed in the face. In this case you many want to rinse their mouths or eyes if this is where they were sprayed. Eye irritation can be uncomfortable for pets. If you feel they are still suffering, even after you rinsed, a trip to your vet may be in order.
If you do not have Skunk-Off in the house, a bath in tomato paste or vinegar and water usually helps witht the smell. Or try the recipe below.
The best rule of thumb:keep your pet on a leash or supervise where they are traveling to help avoid an uncomfortable encounter.
HOMEMADE DESKUNKING SOLUTION:
- 1qt 3% hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp liquid soap
Wet pet down, apply mixture and work through fur, leave on 3-4 minutes. Follow with a rinse of tap water.Only make what you will use. Do not bottle extra solution.