Let's take a look at some sure-fire methods of dealing with skunk odor and how to get rid of it both on your dog and in your home.
Your Pooch Mobile operator will then bathe the dog with a special doggy skunk shampoo to ensure all odor is gone and your dog will once again be ready to cuddle.
Dogs are a very curious animal and there is a very good chance during your dogs life that he will have the misfortune of being sprayed by a skunk. Skunk odor is pungent and skunk oil can cling to a pets fur even if the skunk spraying incident was not a direct hit. And unfortunately dogs seem to get sprayed by skunks on nights, weekends and holidays when The Pooch Mobile operators may not be able to immediately schedule an appointment.
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These tactics WILL NOT work very well:How do you eliminate the odor once you have been sprayed by a skunk? It may be of no help now, but your dog could have known the warning signs ahead of time. A skunk will give many clear signals before it sprays. If threatened, it will stamp its front feet, arch its back, and shuffle away. If you don't leave right away, it will turn its posterior toward you, raise the tail, and release the smelly musk, a sulfur-alcohol compound, from special glands near the anus. This spray not only stinks, but burns and can cause temporary blindness if it is sprayed directly into the eyes. Since you didn't know this, and thus got sprayed, here is how to get rid of the smell:The offensive odor in skunk spray is caused by mercaptan which is a sulphur-containing organic compound found in some very nasty odors, including skunk, anal glands, and very old urine. (Its unpleasant and distinctive smell is put into natural gas, which is odorless itself, to help identify leaks.) This compound is sprayed onto the dog through the skunk's anal glands. Skunks are one of the few animals, along with some of the weasel family, that have voluntary control over these glands. This ability provides them with an effective defense system!We are all familiar with the spring and summer results of inquisitive dogs investigating that unusual black and white striped kitty. Painfully so. It seems inevitable that encounters between skunks and pets will occur with pets on the losing end. Anyone who has had the misfortune of experiencing such an event knows how malodorous skunk scent can be. Quickly responding with effective treatments will help lessen the irritating and smelly effects of powerful skunk spray.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.