Dogs are often the culprit for causing a skunk to spray. They get a little too excited and just a little too close for the animal to keep its cool. When a skunk sprays, it stinks up the entire neighbourhood for days at a time. Skunk spray is incredibly powerful. If your dog was sprayed in the face, take it to a veterinarian right away. As for the smell, you can get it out of your dog’s fur with a simple de-skunking soap. If there is a skunk living on your property, give us a call. We offer humane skunk solutions in Hamilton.
There is no need to use hydrogen peroxide when removing the smell of skunk. Bring your dog to a veterinarian and purchase some de-skunking soap. The products you will find there have been tested and approved by certified veterinarians. Taking the dog to a veterinarian is especially important if the dog was sprayed near the face. Your dog is likely not feeling well and should seek medical attention. Alternatively, if the dog is ok, you can find some de-skunking soap at a pet store. Follow the instructions on the bottle very carefully and wash the dog outside.
If neither of these options are available to you, try using apple cider vinegar. Keep the dog outside, then mix one part apple cider vinegar with two parts water. Then, put on a pair of waterproof gloves and scrub the vinegar solution into your dog’s fur. Start where it smells worst, gently massaging one section at a time. Let the vinegar sit in your dog’s fur for about 5 minutes, then rinse with water. Repeat a few times more, then use a towel to dry. Wait outside until the fur is dry. Bringing the dog indoors may spread the smell.
How to Remove Skunk Smell in House
While you may have gone a little nose blind, your home likely smells a bit like skunk as well. Open up all the windows and let the air circulate. Use fans to ventilate as much as possible. Skunk spray tends to linger in the air. For even more deodorizing, try boiling a pot of vinegar for an hour. The vaporized vinegar will help to counteract the skunky smell. Likewise, you can fill a few bowls with vinegar and place them around the house to absorb the smell. Wash fabrics in hot water and add half a cup of baking soda to each load. Do not use the dryer or you might bake the smell into your clothes.
No dog deserves to get sprayed. Skunk spray is terrible and lasts for weeks without a proper wash. If there are skunks on your property, give us a call. We offer safe and humane skunk removal services. A member of our team can find where the animal is hiding, then remove it carefully with a one-way door. To help ensure that it won’t come back, we offer complete exclusion in which we skunk-proof sheds, decks, foundations, and more. We’re so sure of this service that it comes with a 2-year warranty. Contact us today for a free estimate.