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My dog got sprayed by a skunk (4 replies)

11 months ago
marthamay 11 months ago

A  skunk recently invaded our yard, and my dog was trying to chase it away. This resulted in him being sprayed by the skunk. We finally had to get rid of the skunk by calling a wildlife removal service.

The problem is my dog is still reeking of the stink. What do I do to get rid of the smell? Any thoughts on this would be great. 

Melissa Smith
11 months ago
Melissa Smith 11 months ago

Okay this is like, simultaneously my most hilarious and yet horrifying story:

One time my dog got sprayed by a skunk. So I took to the internet to try and find some remedies. Tomato juice just wasn't cutting it! One thing I kept stumbling across was people swearing by.....douche. I kid you not.

Now, I was desperate to get rid of the stink, so I figured I would give it a try. The problem was that any time spent around my dog at all transferred that smell right to me. So no matter what I did, I SMELLED too. But - desperate - I went out into public to buy the dreaded douche.

At the local pharmacy, I perused the aisles, trying not to notice the people around me slowly backing away as this reeking woman examined douche bottle after douche bottle. Eventually, I made a decision I'd soon regret - I decided to purchase a large value pack with four bottles of the stuff. I figured that had to be enough!

So I go up the counter to pay, and watch the stupefied horror race across the clerk's face as he (oh yes, it was a he) first was assaulted with my odor and then realized just what I was buying. Embarrassed, I blurted out: "The douche isn't for me, it's for my dog!!"

Silence. The entire store was silenced.

I paid, fled, and went home to give my dog a bath in douche. (But it worked pretty good!)

Dave Baker
11 months ago
Dave Baker 11 months ago

LOL, you have me in stitches, Melissa!

Here's an article Kristine wrote about de-skunking a dog:


11 months ago
DogLoverEra 11 months ago

I' m not yet half-way done in reading and I can't help laughing at your post, Melissa. If it happens to me, maybe I'd be flying off as fast as I can. LOL

Anyway, good thing that it worked for your dog. 🙂

Melissa Smith
11 months ago
Melissa Smith 11 months ago

It did, and I will tell you that I have never been back to that store LOL.

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