Skunks are creatures that can find a home anywhere, but do like to keep to themselves. We all know that if a skunk feels threatened, the animal will spray a solution that is quite stinky! No one wants to be sprayed by a skunk so humans tend to stay away. However, a pet, such as a dog, may be curious and commonly approach a skunk. This can lead to a stinky dog as the skunk will spray the animal before running away. What do you do if your dog becomes the victim of skunk spray? Read on below to learn how to clean your pet and avoid skunk issues in the future.
Oh The Smell!
So your dog now stinks horribly and you have no idea how to remove the skunk scent. There are several options to try. You can go with an over-the-counter product but this may not be an option if you are away from the store and you want to try a natural solution. If you are able to have someone pick up an over-the-counter remedy, then do so. However, there are ways to remove the stink with products you have at home.
DIY Skunk Solution
To get started, you have to leave your dog outside. You do not want the scent coming inside the home. Make sure you check the eyes of your pet and ensure they are not red or irritated. If they are, try to flush them out with water before mixing up the cleaning solution.
The solution you can create from household ingredients includes hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dishwashing liquid. Use 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide (3%), ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap. Put on rubber gloves and wash your dog with this solution as quickly as you can after the spray took place. Do not put this solution in your pet’s eyes. Be sure to mix the solution as needed as it can explode if placed in a closed bottle or container.
Once the solution is rubbed in, be sure to rinse thoroughly. After the solution is cleaned away, take time to use pet shampoo and clean and rinse. Hopefully, your pet will now smell fresh and clean.
If you commonly see skunks in your area, it may be time to contact a wildlife animal removal service. Such experts in wildlife removal will be able to assist you with relocating the skunks so they are no longer a problem in your area. It is never a good idea for homeowners to try and catch a skunk as you will usually end up sprayed and stinky.
Experts in wildlife relocation know just how to handle skunks and have the equipment to do so. You will be able to rest easy knowing that skunks are not lurking around the woods of your home, just waiting for a quick spray. Let your pets run free as you can worry less about having a skunk interaction. Contact Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control today if you have a skunk concern to rid your life of these stinky creatures!