Friday, 4 May 2012

de-skunking your pet *believe me, it works!

Things You’ll Need if your dog or cat is sprayed by a skunk
  • 1 quart 3%  hydrogen peroxide **NEVER OPENED** very important, it must be a fresh unopened bottle
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  •  2 tsp. of liquid soap , fruit scented is great
  • Water

I keep the hydrogen peroxide  and baking soda on hand at all times.
Step 1
Prepare a bathing area for your pet outside and the method of rinsing you would normally use for giving him a bath, such as a hose or bucket of water.
Step 2
Mix the hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and liquid soap in an open container immediately prior to use. Place within easy reach.
Step 3
Completely wash your pet with warm water and the solution. Work the solution deep into the fur. KEEP STIRRING THE MIX  Allow the solution to stay on your pet for five minutes. (leaving it on as long as the pet will tolerate it helps in odour reduction)
Step 4
Rinse the solution off your pet with warm water. Repeat the wash as necessary until odour is gone (it usually only takes one treatment). Dry your pet.
This really works, however the  smell can return if your pet gets wet. 
(but so much less smelly than the original odour) 
thanks to: http://www.trails.com/how_5246_rid-skunk-smell-pet.html






Tips: Before You Bathe Your "Skunked" Dog
1. Before handling your dog, you may want to put on some old clothes. Skunk spray is actually an oil and is very difficult to remove from clothing. Do not let your dog lay in his dog bed or the skunk oils will get on the bed.
2. If possible, leave the dog outside to prevent the odour ridden oils from getting into your house.

3. Determine where the spray hit the dog. Depending on your dog's hair type, you may be able to trim away or comb out some of the affected hair.


4. You can use paper towels to soak up the oils from the coat before you begin washing. If you use a real towel you will most likely have to toss it as the oils may not come out 100% and your towel may smell for a long time. Be careful not to spread the oils from one part of the dog to another. Only wipe where the oils are already to avoid making the problem worse.

5. When you're ready to wash the dog, only clean the sprayed area. Skunk spray is oily and can easily be spread all over the dog. You will most likely have to give the dog more than one bath, so save an all-over bath until the second or third washing.

Mix the ingredients in an open bucket or bowl. The mixture will fizz. Wet your dog and thoroughly massage the solution into the coat. Be sure to keep the mixture out of the dogs eyes, nose and mouth. If it is necessary to apply it to the dogs face, very carefully use a washcloth or a sponge. After applying the mixture to all parts of your dog that may have been sprayed, rinse the dog thoroughly.

*Warning*

This mixture can be explosive, as it will fizz and creates pressure if it is enclosed in a seal tight container. Never store unused portion, always discard. Be sure to only mix in an open container and do not try to store or cover it in any way. Do not get the mixture into the dog's eyes, nose or mouth.


thank-you to:        http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/skunk.htm

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