Tips and Tricks from
Hall of Fame Mobile Grooming
OH MY!!! Has your dog been Skunked?
- Do NOT bathe your dog with home remedies such as tomato juice,
vinegar, etc. - this will NOT work.
Skunks are common in suburban areas.
Frequent encounters with dogs and other domestic animals, and the
release of the odor when a skunk is run over, have led to many myths
about the removal of the skunk odor. Skunk spray is very oily and
contains sulfur. Due to the chemical composition of the skunk spray,
most of these household remedies are ineffective.
As soon as you realize your dog has been
sprayed by a skunk, put on some rubber or latex gloves and old clothes
and look your dog over for bites or scratches. Also check its' eyes for
redness or discharge. If any injuries are found, you should contact
your veterinarian immediately.
Call Hall of Fame
Mobile Grooming! The longer you wait - the more embedded the odor
becomes in your dog's coat. We use a special mix of products that has a
proven track record of effectiveness.
To help avoid future meetings between skunks
and your dog, try to prevent skunks from becoming attracted to your
property. Do not leave food outside, including bird seed and fallen
fruit from trees. Make sure garbage cans are well-secured. Placing moth
balls and ammonia-soaked rags around your property might deter skunks
from approaching. When doing so use caution not to place these items
within your dog's ability to reach them. In addition, keep your dog within eye shot and keep
her from running into wooded areas unattended.