Skunks Sprayed My Dog or Cat
When your dog or cat happens to be sprayed by a defensive skunk, it is important to keep the pet outside or they will bring the skunk odor into the interior. Tomato juice will not work, so you will not have to worry about running to your local grocery store.
Skunk spray oils are compounded by moisture and water, so understand your pet will likely still smell somewhat like a skunk. Follow these steps to safely remove skunk spray odor from your pet.
Step 1: Keep Your Pet Outdoors
If you allow your pet to run inside the home, the skunk smell odor will be carried indoors which will create a problem inside.
Step 2: Skunk Sprayed Directly In Your Pets Eyes
If your pet is sprayed directly in the eyes, be sure to rinse your pets eyes with cool water and seek veterinary care if condition worsens.
Step 3: Mix Ingredients To Help Remove Skunk Spray
Mix ingredients of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap, and vinegar diluted with water together. Wear rubber gloves so your hands do not smell like a skunk. Gently work the solution into your pets coat, avoiding contact into the eyes. Rinse, and follow up by regular pet shampoo, and your pet will be on its way to smelling better.
How To Keep Pets From Getting Sprayed By A Skunk
This happens to be a nightmare situation for many pet owners, and especially if your pet happens to run inside before you can stop them. This is a far too common scenario that happens frequently. Skunk spray odor, is a powerful sulphuric compound used by skunks as a defense to even the most masterful predators. Skunk conflicts commonly happen around mating and breeding season, as love is in the air, but the odor is not quite appealing to people and pets.
Keeping your pets safe from a encounter with a skunk requires strategic planning on making your yard secure. Here are a few suggestions that will help keep your yard skunk free.
- If your yard is fenced, add fencing to existing fencing trenched in the ground, to prevent skunks from digging under your fence.
- Add fencing to existing decks to eliminate openings under your deck.
- Add fencing to outdoor sheds to eliminate skunks seeking shelter under a shed.
- Secure window wells and foundation vent wells so skunks can not fall down into.
- Eliminate Squirrel and Bird feeders as this will attract skunks.
- Keep yard, trees, and shrubs maintained to eliminate over growth.
- Eliminate compost piles that would attract skunks.
- Make sure the foundation of your home is secure.
- Call a professional at Animal Pros for immediate assistance.