Swimmer’s Ear & Your Dog
Commonly referred to as Swimmer’s Ear⁷, many humans can relate…
We all know the unmistakable smell of skunk spray. It’s one of the most pungent odors there is. Unfortunately sometimes your pet may be the carrier of that smell if they have had an encounter with these creatures.
My pet has in fact been sprayed… what do I do?
If you pet’s eyes appear to be red or irritated, flush them immediately. The best method is to flush your pet’s eyes with is cool tap water. Rinse the eyes repeatedly until irritation appears to dissipate.
Once you determine there is no immediate need to get your pet medical attention, the task of removing the smell begins. Skunk oil can quickly set into your pet’s fur, so removing it as quickly as possible is of paramount importance.
There are store bought products that can help remove the stench from your pet, however there are also some DIY solutions that have proven to be effective.
We highly suggest wearing rubber gloves while using any of these DIY methods and wash the solutions off your pet as quickly as possible. These methods may require multiple applications. After any of these efforts, use a regular dog shampoo to remove any residual solution.
Some additional things to keep in mind:
Hopefully this smelly situation is a rare occurrence for you and your pet. Injuries from pets encountering wildlife are quite common and can lead to significant vet bills. Get a quote today to ensure your pet is protected should the next encounter with the skunk end with more than just a bad smell!