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  • smokin fool
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    Our Husky got sprayed last spring, luckily a glancing blow to the neck.
    First our neighbour who has a Goldie said he used toothpaste and coke....didn't work
    Called a Vet who gave us the peroxide-soda-Dawn fix which worked great after 3 applications
    Next morning poor Rey was a matted mess because of the toothpaste, brushed her for hours.
    Whenever she gets wet you still get a hint o stink from her neck.

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  • Texas Larry
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    Yep, skunks are a problem in our rural area especially in the fall. Our dog got skunked one night last year, panicked, came running and (40 lbs of her) jumped into my arms so I got skunked too! Miserable for both of us. We keep a supply of feminine douche (recommended by a pest control pro) to wash it off.

    I trapped and relocated seven of the little critters last year. Have had a few harmless encounters so far this season.

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  • HawkerXP
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    We had one living under our front porch. It got trapped in our garage one night, luckily Mrs. H heard it scratching around and we let it out. Spread a few mothballs around under the porch and in garage. He moved on.

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  • ComfortablyNumb
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    When we lived in the Bay Area we shared a house with a friend of ours. He had two dogs and a goat. The dogs loved to ride in the back of the truck and the goat had separation anxiety when I took them, so eventually the goat started going with us. One night the dogs cornered a skunk and got the full effect. We took them to a pet store, PetSmart or Petco, that had a DIY dog wash in the back. We bought some skunk shampoo and the staff cheerfully allowed us to wash the dogs. After the second dog was done there was still time on the meter so Mike told me to go get Dingleberry. When the water hit the goat you would have thought we were pulling her hooves off, she screamed bloody murder. When the meter finally ran out, we dragged two wet, and still smelly, dogs and an unhappy goat out. The store had cleared out of customers and the staff was giving us the stink eye.

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  • Steve B
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    Man that really stinks. 😁 Literally. 😳. Sorry to hear about this smelly situation. But I know what you went through.
    One of mine got hit square in the face about 10yrs ago. 11:30 at night no less. Rambo has since gone to the rainbow bridge. Click image for larger version

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  • ComfortablyNumb
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    My first thought was, "Those dogs dragged him?" then I remembered you had a couple of beers and watched the Bears lose. ;-)

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  • troymeister
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    Kind of late now for that. The peroxide-baking soda concoction seemed to have worked, along with soap, water full bath and shower. We’re very lucky we didn’t get the full blast.

  • tbob4
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    Milk, tomato juice, detergent....they really don't work. However, try Poop-Pourri. It is oil based. Spray it on clothes (never tried it on dogs) and/or yourself. For articles of clothing spray them liberally and let them sit outside in sunlight for a day or two and wash with no other clothing. If spraying on yourself, wash with a scrubbing soup (Fels-Naptha) right after spraying.

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  • RonB
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    Many years ago I was sittin' next to an old, unused barn keepin' an eye on a decrepit old apple tree that only had enough energy to put out a few apples, hopin' a deer would come with bow range when I heard a rustlin' around the corner of the barn - maybe 10'. It didn't sound like a deer, and I thought it was a squirrel, but it was a skunk. It walked by me less than 10' away and never saw me. I've been almost that close to bears and was never as scared as I was watchin' that skunk.

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  • JGo37
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    I ran over a skunk on my way to a bar, with a gal on the back, on my bike. We thought it was mostly the bike. We had to leave... LoL

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  • troymeister
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    The skunk got the shin area of my jeans...Jeans went right in the washer...If the smell doesn't come out...In the garbage they go...

  • Jerod Broussard
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    Hours before I shot my first deer I'm laying on the ground taking a nap on open ground on what we called "The Hill." I open my eyes and feel like something is watching me. I look up and a hawk is circling overhead, that's not it, I roll over and look up and a skunk is about 10 yards from me trying to figure out what to do. I high-tailed it to the deer stand.

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  • troymeister
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    From now on I am keeping an emergency skunk kit. I was very lucky that I was able to not let my dogs or me for that matter from touching anything in the house except in the bathroom. My foyer (in front of my front door) still stinks and you can smell it in in the air down the block. Fricken unbelievable.

  • FireMan
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    Who smelled worse, you or the dog? I can’t imagine what I’d do if that happened to me.
    Hope ya get better. 😎

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  • jgreen
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    Nasty. Could have been worse with the full blast though.

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