Really, there is nothing better than taking your dog out to do his last duty at midnight before you got to bed and having him get sprayed by a skunk. Okay, I am kidding- but I thought I would share my new found knowledge.
How it Happened
My husband took our dog out for the night and he thought he saw a black cat that had been harassing our cat. My husband let our dog go after it until that black object lifted a bushy tail in the air and started walking slowly side to side. At this point my husband realized from a distance that it wasn’t the cat and was indeed a skunk and called our dog back as fast as he could…unfortunately, the dog had already been sprayed a bit. Awesome. I love midnight adventures…. but not ones like this.
What we Did
Thank heavens for the Internet. What else am I suppose to do? There was no way I was about to let that dog back in the house if he smelled and I had no idea what to do about it. Per dailypuppy.com we needed to act fast. We wiped the skunk oil off (yes, you can see it) and then washed our dog with the suggested solution. The solution they recommended was 1/4 cup baking soda, 2 teaspoons of dish soap and 2 pints of hydrogen peroxide. They also said the recommended solution was flammable and to be careful. After washing him with this “miracle solution”, we rinsed our dog and then washed with regular dog shampoo and rinsed again. The puppy was a trooper and did fine through the whole ordeal.
Thank heavens my puppy did not retain that awful smell- yuck. The only casualty was the dog collar that we ended up replacing. But I am okay not to repeat that midnight adventure again.