If you are an outdoors lover and a dog lover you might want to brace yourself for what happened to me today.
I took the two goldens for a walk in the late afternoon.
Just about to wrap up the walk when I looked behind me to see no dogs.
That usually means they found something. Yep, they really found something.
They had just been perfumed by one of natures worst smells, A skunk.
This is the second time this has happen to us so I wanted to blog breifly about what to do when your dog gets skunked.
HOW TO DE SKUNK YOUR DOG.
ABOVE ALL ELSE, DO NOT LET THE DOG IN THE HOUSE !
Here is a simple solution.
1 Qt 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 tsp. liquid soap
- Do not just run water over your dog. This only increases the stink, and if the dog has dry, or cracked skin, the spray can get into his skin, and cause burning. This also can lead to skin problems later.
- Mix about 3/4 of a big bottle of hydrogen peroxide with about 3-6 tablespoons of baking soda. This is for a small dog. For a medium sized dog, use twice as much, and 3 times as much for a big dog.
- Scrub the solution gently all over your dog. It is advisable to use disposable gloves, or if your skin is dry or cracked, it would burn your skin. If you do this outside, your house won’t stink as much, and it would be better for everyone.
- If stinking persists, make some more of the solution, or call your vet for other ideas.
- Try to keep your dog in the backyard, if you are missing a fence or have a swimming pool, try to keep it in the basement (in their cage) or a room that you don’t usually go into.
These guys where a lot of work today but there are worth it.
Cody (Courtious) (pronounced “coda way”) named after the Courious river in Missorri.
Belle is our little Golden Retreiver we adopted from Rescue Golden. She had really been through it after being bit by a rattle snake here in Arizona.
One thought on “HOW TO DE SKUNK YOUR DOG”
I keep running across variations on the peroxide-and-baking-soda theme for deskunking dogs. After a half dozen encounters in three years, my experience is that the only reliable method is time. You can’t teach a skunk-hating dog not to chase them – we learned that quickly – and these mustellids won’t learn to stay out of a yard with a dog. If you live in skunky terrain and have a dog, I think you just need to learn patience.