The mercaptan it sprays not only carries a terrible odor but, if it hits the eyes, will blind the skunk’s target for up to two days. Your dog may come home with more than it had bargained for when it encountered the skunk.
The skunk’s spray does not only extremely foul smell, but it is very hard to get out of a dogs fur. Your dog may smell for quite some time if you do not act quickly. A fresh spray smells so bad it burns your nose.
If you or your pet gets sprayed it is important to work quickly to get the skunk oil out and neutralized. If you do not act quickly the smell can last up to two years!
Get yourself and the pet outside before bathing it. The pet is going to want to shake the cleaner off and it’s going to go flying everywhere, including on you.
Rub this solution into your pet’s dry coat, being careful not to get the cleaning solution in the pet’s eyes. Let the cleaner/deodorizer sit on the poor thing for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water and then shampoo as normal. Repeat all steps if necessary.
If your pet has been sprayed hard and the skunk smell is lingering, As long as the pet does not have any open sores, you can try this after you have given it a baking soda bath.
Vinegar stings on sensitive spots so avoid getting this into the pets eyes:
Consider using a commercial product for eliminating skunk odor. There are plenty of cleaning sprays and solutions designed specifically for eliminating skunk odor from furniture, clothes and pets.
These products are not always necessary, but if you have already tried a do-it-yourself cleaning method that didn’t work, you can either wait for the odor to go away on its own or invest in a commercial cleaning product to speed up the process.
Anyone who has ever come in contact with a skunk knows how hard it can be to get rid of that smell once and for all. By using some of the tips above, you should be able to free yourself and your pets from the stinky remains.
If you think you have a skunk problem, call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control today. 1-888-592-0387.
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