Guess who got skunked

I know I shouldn't have hit funny, but again? Don't know what skunks smell like but from all your reactions I'd rather face killer koalas and snakes!
 
Don't know what skunks smell like but from all your reactions I'd rather face killer koalas and snakes!
The spray is basically sulphur based, so think rotten eggs, cabbage and garlic. I don't know the reason that it can't be removed, but it is notorious for lingering for days or weeks no matter how much you wash the area. If one could just bathe the dog and be rid of it, there wouldn't be such drama over getting sprayed. And then a car trip... the smell just wafts around and begins to permeate the car interiors. So, no skunks in Australia? Count yourself lucky!
 
I’ve used simple green to get rid of skunk spray before it worked quite well. If you have ever seen the spray on material and not dogs it’s actually quite greasy.
 
Sorry to laugh and joke. I am sure it is no laughing matter on your end- but ours go back to when they were pups. Glad to know “iron clad Kaiser” is injury free.
 
I’ve used simple green to get rid of skunk spray before it worked quite well. If you have ever seen the spray on material and not dogs it’s actually quite greasy.
Thanks for the tip! I had some enzyme cleaner from last time which worked well but not as much this time. I’ll check out this product. Especially since it seems this may happen more often than I expected.
Sorry to laugh and joke. I am sure it is no laughing matter on your end- but ours go back to when they were pups. Glad to know “iron clad Kaiser” is injury free.
It’s all good! I’d say I was way more successful about it the first time but I was also more thorough. This time, it was a bit of gong show with the timing of this trip. Also, really didn’t expect skunks this time of year :-/
 
What’s the story on this? Out on a trail and Kaiser went after a skunk?





So on a serious note…
How bad can messing with a skunk be??
1. Can there be enough spray to be toxic to the dog?
2. If it goes straight in the eye, can it blind them?
3. Can it cause major infection in the eyes or nose?
 
Also, really didn’t expect skunks this time of year :-/
Well that's true too. I mean it's spring here, so I would expect Critters to be coming out soon. But so far I have seen very little. Except for a couple of raccoons that scurried across our driveway at about 7:00 p.m. the other day.🤗
 
How bad can messing with a skunk be??
1. Can there be enough spray to be toxic to the dog?
2. If it goes straight in the eye, can it blind them?
3. Can it cause major infection in the eyes or nose?
I'd have to research that, but I think I've read that spray hitting the eyes is the worst thing. Not sure it can cause blindness, but burning would be intense.

My biggest concern is that skunks carry rabies. Since I imagine everyone on this forum has vaccinated dogs, rabies itself would not be a problem, but rabid animals are unpredictable and vicious. Skunks seen in the day time are a HUGE red flag. They are nocturnal and a rare sight in daylight.
 
After reading through all of this again, I feel that I need to have skunk supplies ready! :wideyed:. Spring IS here....and everything is coming to life.....motivated to be prepared! ;). There is nothing worse than that fresh skunk smell....it actually burns my eyes; just the smell of it. Completely different than the scent far away, or road kill. Just horrible.
 
1. Can there be enough spray to be toxic to the dog?
2. If it goes straight in the eye, can it blind them?
3. Can it cause major infection in the eyes or nose?
No to all. Think of it like mace or something similar. It's very uncomfortable but there are no lasting effects (except the smell) unless there might be an underlying condition like asthma or something.
 
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@JanS We came out of a deep freeze a couple weeks ago so I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised but it wasn’t on anyones mind.

@Ddski5 Kaiser was on a neighborhood walk at night with my hb so he was off leash when this happened. I want to believe that he was smart enough to remember the first encounter because this time he was sprayed mostly on the side of his neck and torso vs all in his face last time. It seems like he tried to run away but it was already too late.

@Two Dobes best to be prepared! Don’t forget the peroxide!
 
I want to believe that he was smart enough to remember the first encounter because this time he was sprayed mostly on the side of his neck and torso vs all in his face last time. It seems like he tried to run away but it was already too late.
Awww. I want to believe he wanted to get away too. Hope it's all better now & that you are having luck with all the shampoos & concoctions to get the smell off.
 

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