De-Skunking Our Dogs
We were mountain biking yesterday up in the Haskill Basin area that we really enjoy. There was a lot of fresh bear scat. We were pretty sure we would run into a bear.
|Oh yum a favorite treat in Montana fresh bear scat!|
|Dogs rolling in grass trying to get rid of that nasty smell.|
We came to one of the creeks the dogs love to swim in and tried a mud/gravel bath hoping to break up some of the oder.
|My poor Sadie got the worse!|
If anyone knows of anythings that really get rid of the thiols in skunk spray please share!
I have learned a few more things about the dread skunks spray over the last day and a half.
This is the only site that states you may have to wash your dog 3-5 times to get rid of the smell.
Thursday night our dogs had the skunk encounter and on Friday they were still smelly but we could live with them. They spent the day outside de-gassing. I did use clorox wipes on the very smelly parts and that helped hide the oder for a bit. Finall,y I tried cooking oil. I put this on a paper towel and rubbed into the areas that had the strongest oder. The thought here was that the oil would help to pull the skunk oil out of the dogs coats. They both smelled like popcorn which is far better than skunk. The smelly area seemed to smell less. Today is Saturday and there is a huge improvement in their oder!