In short, skunk odor will go everywhere in your house. You may find yourself even having to dump food from your cupboards and refrigerator or freezer. It is that powerful. In our case, we were able to get the dogs out into the backyard and begin removing the smell right away, so the household damage was relatively minor. However, we could smell it for a good 2-3 weeks afterward, even employing some of the methods listed below:
How To Remove Skunk Odor From A Dog - Creative Cain Cabin
Possibly nothing in my life has brought more frenzied panic than the moment I realized my dog had been sprayed by a skunk. Because it was just five in the morning and my nose had not yet awoken, I leaned against the open door and invited the smelly mutt inside. Then, gasping in horror, I spent what felt like three hours trying to chase down the equally panicked animal and herd him back out the door. Thus began an adventure I’ll not soon forget, from finding a place to wash the beast to deciding what would best remove the hideous skunk odor. It did make a great story for my students, however, when I finally limped into the classroom trying hard to forget the stench that still hovered at home.
How to Get Skunk Smell Off a Dog | petMD
Check your dog’s eyes and skin for any signs of irritation from the skunk spray. If you do notice that your dog’s eyes are red and irritated, try rinsing them out with water or using eye drops made of saline solution. If the redness seems extreme, however, it is best to consult your vet. It is also very important to check your dog for any deep scratches or bites. Skunk odor isn’t the only thing you need to worry about. can carry rabies, so get to your vet right away if you see any bleeding.
De-Skunking Your Dog : The Humane Society of the United States
In order to remove the skunk scent that may have permeated the dog's pores, use water warmer than the tepid or lukewarm temperature normally recommended for dog bathing in order to open the pores as much as possible. As always, keep your hand in the water stream to ensure that it is not too warm for the dog's comfort. After all, the dog was more than likely full of adrenaline from excitement when the skunking occurred, opening the pores and allowing the scent to permeate deep within the skin. Make sure you let the customer know that no matter how good a job you do, when it is damp or raining out, the dog may still have some residual odor left due to the pores opening again. Any slight residual odor can be masked by a good quality pet cologne which the client can apply at home when needed. After rinsing, a second shampoo is recommended, especially on the areas that the skunk sprayed directly. You will know far too well exactly where this is by the end of the bath; usually the face, neck, and shoulder area. Rinse well as usual.Another method to remove odor from a "skunked" dog is to bathe that animal in a tub using Massengill's Douche solution! One reader says "it took 4 boxes to do a dog the size of our 90 lb greyhound but it worked!" One day after his unfortunate encounter with the skunk, followed by the Massengill's bath, Ch Shazam's The Journey Begins was BEST IN SHOW!