Important Tips If Your Dog Has Been Skunked
- You should have your dog treated as quickly as possible. The longer skunk oil sets on your dog’s coat, the deeper it settles into your dog’s coat, under-coat and skin. It progressively becomes harder and harder to remove.
- DO NOT BRING YOUR DOG INTO YOUR HOME! THE SKUNK ODOR WILL SPREAD THROUGH OUT YOUR HOME.
- First, try to isolate and calm her. Do not bring her to a bathroom, if possible, since most bath tiles are actually porous and will absorb the skunk oils even though they are waterproof. Those tiles will absorb the skunk oil and smell until removed.
- In all likelihood, she took a direct hit to her face and is quite uncomfortable. Try to wash the eyes with simple saline eye wash available at any drug or grocery store. The saline wash will relieve any burning sensation she might be enduring.
- Do not wet your dog. Water at this point will only make the problem worse
- Professional groomers hate removing skunk odor from dogs in their shops. It smells up their shop and does not help their business. The initial de-skunking treatment should be performed at your home, preferably outside, as soon as possible after your dog is first sprayed.
- Consider having your dog professionally groomed after the odor has been removed. If you’re in our area, we provide grooming services as well.
- Relax and take a deep breath. If you can’t have us come to your home, we have a DIY guide you can purchase. This is the process we use to remove skunk odor. We have de-skunked more dogs using this complete procedure than anyone else in the United States!
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