My dad lives on several acres of land in a very rural area. My dads dog is this huge chocolate Standard Poodle, Otis. Well Otis has a good prey drive, and loves to chase this neighbors black cat that runs around the area. He never catches it, just loves to chase it. Well, my folks were sitting on the porch one night, and they notice this black animal walking a little ways off. Of course the dog notices too, and so begins the chase! After hes taken off, my stepmom realizes it has a white stripe, and isn't running away at all. Skunk! Well, Otis didn't care, even after he got sprayed several times... just bounced around it, trying to entice it to run, while the skunk waddled off. He comes back inside, and *whew* he reeks. So my folks break out the skunk remedies and get him all de-skunkyfied. But thats just the background.... its what Otis did afterward that is just hilarious. Otis has this stuffed cow toy that he absolutely loves. He carries it around wherever he goes and its the first toy he brings when someone wants to play with him. After my folks had dinner, they go into the living room and see a trail of stuffing and the headless body of the cow... sure enough Otis has got the head and is busily gnawing away at it. Now, Otis has NEVER destroyed a toy before. So, my stepmom picked up the toys remains and put it out of his reach. Two days later, he kept going up to the toy and whining. So my stepmom reattaches the head and the stuffing and gives it back to him. Its been his favorite toy ever since. He had a tantrum... that seems to be the only explanation. He took out his frustration on the head of the cow, which was striped like the skunk. No other toy (he has tons) was harmed. I just think this was hilarious. What do you think?
Poor Otis...he probably thinks the neighbor's cat finally got him. LOL. Isn't it funny how they all have their own personalities. Just goes to show those morons who say, they're just dogs, they don't know. Obviously they do. BTW what are "skunk rememdies" just in case I should ever need to know. Certainly hope I don't.
I don't know the exact recipe, but my stepmom said it involved baking soda, peroxide, and dog shampoo. I did a search on the web and came up with: Here is an "improved" skunk odor remover given to me by a vet. I noticed that you have a skunk odor remover for dogs. 1 bottle 3% hydrogen peroxide (fresh) 1/2 bottle water 1/4 cup baking soda 1 teaspoon dog shampoo Mix hydrogen peroxide with water. Add baking soda and dog shampoo. Mix and pour into a squirt bottle/sprayer. Spray entire bottle onto dog, being careful not to get it directly into his eyes/nose. Let everything stand for 5 to 10 minutes while working the solution into his fur. Rinse......your dog will have NO odor. You can have him sit on your lap and you will not smell ANYTHING. So, the peroxide oxidizes the sulfur (thiols) to a compound that has no odor. The baking soda acts as buffer to keep the peroxide from hurting the skin. But be warned, the peroxide, if left on too long, can bleach the coat. My dad said with one quick application they were able to stand having the dog in the house. The shaved him down and with a second treatment the only smelly part left was the muzzle.
Where I live skunks are a regular...so I am used to having my dogs sprayed. Depending on the size of your dog...buy a can of tomato juice and rub it into the dogs coat and let soak for just a few minutes. Make sure you get all of the dog...then give the dog a regular bath...you should be smell free! Trust me, we did it on our Malamutes all the time, lol.