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Old 08-12-06, 03:17 AM   #1
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Oh Darn, My Dog Got Skunked....

So I'm busy surfing away in the road forum and I hear my dog yelping at the back door. I'd only let him out minutes earlier and while on my way to the door, my son lets him into the house.

Then we discovered he'd been sprayed. Yippee. And he's rubbing his face all over the carpet. Hooooray. And the kids are freakin' out hugging and petting him because they can't figure out what is wrong with 'ol Fido. Naturally.

First, get the dog out of the house. Wipe down his eyes and face with water. Next, strip the kids of their clothes and get them into the shower. Then, mix up a mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide, baking soda and dish soap and give the dog a thorough bath. This works quite well BTW - got it off the internet. Settle the dog into his garage pen and give him a bone. He's happy now.

Next, take a shower myself and gather all the clothes and dump them on the side of the house where my oh-so neighborly neighbors can get a whiff. Finally, open all the windows and assess the spots in the house where the dog went before I got him out. Fun.

Fortunately, it's bad but not too bad.

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Old 08-12-06, 03:50 AM   #2
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Kinda makes you glad he didn't get tangled up with a porcupine, eh? For the odor that lingers, try OZIUM... I've only been able to get it at the local Pep Boys, great for clearing the air of all kind of unplesant... ahem, 'aromas' My favorite is the vanilla, but nothing says clean air like the original.
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Old 08-12-06, 04:21 AM   #3
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Try a product called PureAyre to get rid of any lingering smells in your house. I had a horrible smell on my couch from a crazy old lady for three months. Fui. I tried many things to get rid of the smell, PureAyre was the only thing that worked. I think it's available at pet shops.

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When that happened to me I had to rent an air purifier for a week. I also had to take all of my clothes over to my parent's house. Even after I washed them they would smell like skunk again after just being in my home for an hour or so. It took about four months for it to completely go away. Of course I was lucky enough to have my dog run straight under the bed (her safe place). I had her in the bath tub within a minute of being sprayed, not fast enough.

It SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!!
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My dogs mixed it up with a porcupine. I had to take them to the vet to have the quills removed. One week later the porcupine was back and sure enough the stuped mutts went for round two. Same results!
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Old 08-12-06, 05:47 AM   #6
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I got sprayed last night. I went out in the parking lot to do some skidding on my bike when a skunk passes in front of me. Little jerk lifted up his tail and I end up having to take a tomato bath for an hour
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That sucks 55/rad. I remember a skunk spraying right at our front door once as a kid. House stunk for days.
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Best way to get rid of skunk odor is to have a really nice bike custom painted. By the time you get the bike back the odor will be long gone.
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Old 08-12-06, 07:06 AM   #9
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I got sprayed last night. I went out in the parking lot to do some skidding on my bike when a skunk passes in front of me. Little jerk lifted up his tail and I end up having to take a tomato bath for an hour

No way!!
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My friend used Summer's Eve to bathe her dog whenever he tangled w/ a skunk. It's supposed to work pretty good.
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I got sprayed last night. I went out in the parking lot to do some skidding on my bike when a skunk passes in front of me. Little jerk lifted up his tail and I end up having to take a tomato bath for an hour

Not to laugh at your misfortune, but that is dang funny

I live in Somerville, near Porter Square (home of the urban skunks). We once had a skunk spray in our yard at 3:00am in the morning (I was up studying). It smelled so bad it woke my GF up and her first words were "Did you fart?". The house stunk for weeks, we tried everything, burning cinnamon, incense etc)

Then last year she was sitting on the porch at night and she hears the pitter patter of tiny little feet. Round the bush blocking the line of sight to the sidewalk appears... a skunk. They see each other, it whips round ready to spray and looks at her over its shoulder with that "Go ahead, make my day" look. She slowly backs up to the front door and runs inside.

One of this days I know I am going to get sprayed.....
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Old 08-12-06, 03:40 PM   #13
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Yea way!! It was terrible. Thankfully, I don't stink today. I think the shaved legs helped with the odor removal
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I've explained before how to kill skunks, but I suppose I should do it again.

Go to a big hunting and fishing store like cabelas and get a live trap. Live traps won't hurt any animals they catch, so squirrils and things can be let go. When you get a skunk, slowly approach it with a thick construction grade trash bag. Keeping it in front of you for potential use as a shield, slowly go and cover the skunk and pull the bag underneath it then pull it up so the skunks at the bottom and you've got the top of the bag closed tight in your hands. Skunks are very docile, so its unlikely that it will spray if you're careful, and indeed I've never been sprayed doing this, but caution is always smart. Proceed to drop the ****er in a drum of water trap and all. Its nearly impossible to kill a skunk any other way unless your willing to have it spray.
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+1 on better a skunk than a porcupine. My dog got porcupined once; it required a trip to the vet to anesthetize the dog and pull the quills out from the inside of his mouth.
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Oh Darn, My Dog Got Skunked....

What a coincidence, my skunk got dogged...
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