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Old March 12th, 2006, 02:57 PM
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The other night my husband let the dogs out to go potty before bedtime and our Sheltie chased a skunk and got sprayed. We put him in the garage in his crate for the night, but the smell came through to the house so my husband took him out to the barn at 1:00 a.m. The next day I looked on the internet to see how to get rid of the smell and found the same solution on several sites, called our Vet and they gave me the same solution to use, called several groomers and they all said the same thing. The solution is 1 qt. hydrogren peroxide, 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 TBS. dish soap (Dawn, was recommended). I was a little reluctant to use this solution because one woman on the internet said it turned her dogs hair orange. I went ahead and used the solution on him and it worked wonders. His hair did not change colors and it only took one application. We have lived in the country for 12 years now and this was our first encounter with a skunk. Believe me I now have a "Skunk Kit" in the closet in case it happens again. Anyone else out there ever have a skunk encounter?
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Old March 12th, 2006, 04:23 PM
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So far so good, no skunk encounters, but thanks for that recipe, just in case. I always thought tomato juice was the only solution....

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My Cocker Spaniel had a skunk encounter many years ago when I was a lad. We didn't have the "high tech" remedy you mention, which I'm sure works much better, we were told to give her a bath in tomato juice. We did, and it worked --sort of.
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I will keep that recipe in mind as my Shih Tzu Isabelle is every creatures friend and would not hesitiate to try and befriend one.
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I read that you have a 'skunk kit' in the closet for future use and just thought I'd warn that you may not want to keep that made up for future use. The combination of peroxide and baking soda make it combustable. I work in a veterinary office and we always instruct clients to use this preparation but tell them not to leave any 'for next time' because of this.
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