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Skunk - it had to happen sometime.
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Rickstir    Posted 02-21-2005 at 07:56:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
With four dogs and living way out in the country, it just had to happen. After several close calls we suffered a direct hit on Saturday night.

Our Irish Wolf Hound (long hair ) wanted to go out about 10:00 that night. I turned and walked away from letting the 3 inside dogs out, and hadn't walked 10 steps when the smell first hit. I rushed to the door and there was our victum, the Irish wolf hound cowering at the door. Like a dummy I let her in.
Can you say "nano-second"? That is how long it took for the concentrated smell to permiate the entire house. I put her in the garage and got the two labs in. They were emotionally charged but not to bad in the aroma department.

Noting in the house to start by assault. I had to wait until the next morning to go into town for supplies. The tomatoe juice worked a little on Lucky the hound. The house still reeks.

My wife has been in California and gets home tonight. I told her she really lucked out on this one.

On the brighter side, my daughter and granddaughter cam home from the hospital on Sunday. I was into St. Louis to see them during the day on Saturday. She is precious. We will see her again next saturday.



Linda/Utah    Posted 02-21-2005 at 17:51:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I feel so sorry for you!! Been there more than once.

The peroxide, baking soda, dish soap mixture really does work. Mix it immediately before you start applying it to the dog. You'll probably have to do it twice. Rinse when you're through. When we've done this with our dogs, we were able to let them back into the house right away. The very faintest odor of skunk remained, but you had to get your nose right down next to the dog to smell it.


deadcarp    Posted 02-21-2005 at 10:41:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
you need a living air unit or something that generates ozone & ions both. maybe run $400 but that's what they're for. rain cleans the air same way. also good for musty basements & cigar smoke. :)


Obie    Posted 02-21-2005 at 09:46:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rickstir here is some sutff that might work.
Homemade Skunk Odor Removal Remedy.

SKUNK ODOR REMOVAL REMEDY THIS WORKS WONDERS, AND FAST.

1 QUART OF 3 PERCENT PROXIDE ... 1/4 CUP BAKING SODA ... 1 TABLESPOON LIQUID DISH SOAP...

MIX WELL AND RUB ALL OVER SKUNK SPRAYED AREA. RINSE WELL.

IF USED ON CRITTERS DURING WINTER, DRY THEM WELL. GOD BLESS.


Dale Anne    Posted 02-21-2005 at 08:35:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy rickstir...try to buy some charcoal like ya use in the BBQ..should be cheap this time of year or could use clay kitty litter...place on styrofoam paper plates around the house...this should absorb some of the smell......can also burn a log in the fire throwing water on it to keep it damp and smoking...walls will have to be washed later but will help get the smell out...hope this helps...Dale Anne


bo    Posted 02-21-2005 at 08:52:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
tomato juice doesn't work..google skunk odor. It is with peroxide and other stuff..I forget.


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