Warning!!! Skunks are out!

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Warning!!! Skunks are out!

Postby phutch30 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:39 am

Well its spring. Moose managed to find a skunk at 2 o’clock in the afternoon yesterday while we were out checking my traps. He also just had to go take a good sniff of its rear end. This caused the expected result. Poor moose can’t figure out why no one will let him in the house or why no one wants to cuddle with him. So far I’ve tried the peroxide recipe and a store bought "natures miracle” skunk odor removal, plus two baths with dog shampoo, and nothing has worked. Any one have any other recipes?
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Postby dukkilr6 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:26 pm

I've heard tomato products will work but never tried it. I think it was tomato paste or tomato soup concentrate. give it a whirl and let me know if it works.
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Postby phutch30 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:23 pm

Tomatoe products dont work any better than anything else so far.
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Postby Duck Runner » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:15 pm

I would use carpet cleaner and shave the dog. Then I would Fabreeze and put an air freshener around the collar... Ok, not a good idea at all.

Couple links to check out. Good luck

http://www.pets.ca/pettips/tips-51.htm
http://ask.yahoo.com/20010313.html
http://www.ehow.com/how_3017_skunk-smell-pet.html
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Postby phutch30 » Mon Mar 13, 2006 3:55 pm

I actually thought about shaving him. :laughing: But not for too long. Man he stinks.
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Postby Fredito » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:58 pm

put him in the back of the pick up and run through the car wash a few times....just be sure to not get the deluxe package with the wax...
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Postby WI_Trapper » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:48 pm

:eek: Try a product called "Odermute" (pet stores stock it) says that it works on skunk odor, I know it work GREAT on the concrete kennels. Eliminates all organic odors. Hope this helps. I had a coon hound that would go out of his way to find a skunk, I think he did it just because he knew how much I liked loading him back in the truck. Didn't know about Odormute back then, but would sure give it a try now.

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Postby fun4jake » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:18 pm

take him out to a pasture and let him roll in fresh cow dung. That should take care of the skunk smell. :yes:

I had heard that oatmeal shampoo's help but not really sure. let us know what finally does the trick.
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Postby phutch30 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:23 am

Time seems to work the best. Its hardly noticable now......unless he gets wet. Lucky for me he never gets wet. Ya right. LOL.
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Postby Fredito » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:46 pm

found this on the web...hope it helps:

1. Mix 4 c. hydrogen peroxide with 4 tbsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. dish-washing soap.

2. Put cotton balls in your pet's ears to protect the inner-ear tissue from the cleaning mixture, which could easily drip in.

3. Don rubber gloves to protect your hands during this process.

4. Start with your pet's head, taking care not to get the solution into his eyes, ears or mouth. Apply a drop of olive or baby oil to his eyes to prevent irritation.

5. Rub the mixture evenly into your pet's coat. It will probably be more pleasant to do this outdoors.

6. Rinse the coat with clean water.

7. Repeat if the smell persists.


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Tomato juice also neutralizes the effects of skunk odor. Rub it into your pet's fur, let it soak for approximately 15 minutes, then wash it off with water.
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Postby phutch30 » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:02 am

Thanks Fredito, but much like Jeffs shotgun in cold weather it didnt work. I already tried it. Heck 5 or 6 more months and I dont think youll even be able to notice it.
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Postby Fredito » Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:07 pm

I just found it on the web....I have been looking at some dog stuff on the web and came across this....but I still stand by my car wash idea :smile:
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