Skunk

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  1. Norcal Ducker

    Norcal Ducker New Member

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    I was out hunting at a local refuge and on the way to my spot my pup got sprayed by a skunk. Any tips on how to reduce the smell?
     
  2. JBdogboy

    JBdogboy Refuge Member

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    Wash first with Dawn then dust with baking soda. Skunk spray is oil based .
    Happened to my son dog the morning before we headed home on 12 hour car ride all you could smell on her was near her mouth and ears he didn't scrub to well.
     
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  3. duckheads

    duckheads Senior Refuge Member

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    A Skunk Remedy That Works

    Here's a new way to "de-smell" pets that get into tangles with
    skunks. Paul Krebaum works in a lab in Lisle, Illinois, that uses
    alkaline hydrogen peroxide to scrub hydrogen sulfide from waste
    gas streams. The alkaline hydrogen peroxide also destroys
    chemicals called thiols in certain situations.

    One of Krebaum's colleague's cats had an unfortunate encounter
    with a skunk. After trying the standard remedies, like tomato
    juice, the cat still smelled too bad to let back into the house.
    As a chemist, Krebaum realized that skunk spray is composed
    mostly of low-molecular thiols, and suggested using a version of
    the alkaline hydrogen peroxide mixture to wash the cat. It worked
    like magic, and the cat was allowed back into the house.

    Tom McCutcheon, a biologist with the West Virginia Department of
    Agriculture who often gets calls from people whose pets get mixed
    up with skunks, heard about the incident. He went out and found a
    road-killed skunk, doused the entire animal with the same mix of
    chemicals, and ended up with a completely deodorized dead skunk.

    Here's the potion:
    1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide (from a pharmacy)
    1/4 cup baking soda
    1 teaspoon liquid soap
    Mix together and wash, keeping the mixture out of the
    animal's eyes, nose and mouth. Follow with a thorough tap
    water rinse.

    (Source: Natural and Environmental Resource Report/American Farm
    Bureau Federation August 1995)
     
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  4. Banded1

    Banded1 Elite Refuge Member

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    I had a golden that got sprayed. I took him to a lake and let him get wet, then soaked him with a quart of Walmart lemon juice. Rinsed him and did it again. Skunk stink was gone immediately.

    Funny part is that I have nearly zero sense of smell after a couple sinus surgeries. When he got sprayed, I didn't know it at first, he was just acting weird(er). It wasn't until we got in my truck that it hit me. Not the scent itself, my eyes burned and I could taste it. Funnier still is that as soon as a king salmon comes in my boat, I can smell them clear as day. I have no idea why.
     
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  5. Rob DeHaven

    Rob DeHaven Elite Refuge Member

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    buy some skunk off. very worth it.
     
  6. duck dawg

    duck dawg Senior Refuge Member

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    This will work.
     
  7. Phytoplankton

    Phytoplankton Elite Refuge Member

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    ^^^^ Works very well!
     

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