Is skunk spray harmful to dogs?

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asked Jul 27 in Dogs by Isobelm (580 points)
Is skunk spray harmful to dogs?

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answered Jul 27 by fastieback322 (1,310 points)

Skunk Spray is not harmful to dogs although the skunk spray can harm the dogs eyes if not washed out as it can act like tear gas.

But if the dog gets sprayed by a skunk it can be hard to get the skunk spray and smell off the dog.

The dog will need several baths to get the skunk spray off and you'll need to use some tomato juice to help clean the dog to help get rid of the skunk spray smell.

The best way to get rid of skunk spray from a dog is.

  1. ΒΌ cup of baking soda.
  2. 1-2 teaspoons of mild dish washing detergent like Ivory Snow.
  3. 1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution.
  4. Mix in a bucket and use immediately.
  5. Work the foaming mixture well into the coat.
  6. Leave on for five minutes.
  7. Rinse with warm water.
  8. Follow with dog shampoo if desired.

A good home remedy to get rid of skunks is to soak some rags in some ammonia or soak cotton balls in ammonia and place the ammonia soaked rags or ammonia soaked cotton balls around areas that you want to keep the skunks away.

Peppermint oil also works to get rid of skunks or even motion activated sprinklers.

If you smell a skunk at night it means that there's usually a skunk or skunks hanging around your home and have sprayed.

When you smell a skunk at night it means that there's a skunk that has sprayed around your house.

A fox can also sometimes spray a smell similar to skunks so it might even be a fox around your home.

But most commonly if you smell a skunk at night then a skunk is either around your home or has been around your home and sprayed.

Moth balls do work to keep skunks away.

However ammonia soaked rags or ammonia soaked cotton balls works better and puts out a stronger odor of the ammonia that skunks hate.

Moth balls work pretty good to keep skunks away.

Place the moth balls around your house or anywhere else such as around fences etc and the moth balls will keep the skunks away.

Also soaking rags with ammonia and placing the ammonia soaked rags near areas that the skunks hang around will also keep skunks away.

Moth balls do keep skunks away as they put out a bad odor that skunks hate.

Skunks will avoid any areas that you put out moth balls around.

You can also place ammonia soaked cotton balls in areas where skunks hang around to keep them away too.

Just make sure that kids or dogs or cats etc cannot get into the moth balls or ammonia soaked cotton balls.

Skunks also hate the smell of Citrus which will keep the skunks away but if you can do so you should shoot the skunk to keep the skunk from coming back.

You do not want to get sprayed by a skunk or have your child or pets sprayed by a skunk because the smell is awful and hard to get rid of.

There are several ways to get rid of skunks and keep skunks away from your property and one way is to shoot the skunks if possible and if you're allowed to shoot a gun in your area.

Shooting the skunks is a sure way of getting rid of skunks and keeping the skunks away from your property and helps prevent you or anyone else from getting sprayed by the skunk.

Some other ways of keeping skunks away from your property and getting rid of skunks from your property is to make loud noises and turn on lights.

Skunks are scared of loud noises and hate loud noises and when you see a skunk and start turning on lights and making loud noises the skunk will usually become uncomfortable and will run away.

So by making loud noises and turning on lights the skunk will usually run off without trying to spray you as long as you stay hidden away from the skunk.

You can also place motion activated sprinklers in the yard so that when a skunk gets near the motion activated sprinkler device the sprinklers will turn on automatically and then the skunk or skunks will take off and likely not come back.

If the skunk does come back to the area they'll get sprayed again with the water from the motion activated sprinklers and eventually learn to not return to the area.

Hot Pepper spray is another way to repel the skunks as they hate the hot pepper spray and will not go near the area or will leave the area where the hot pepper spray is.

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