Important Skunk Policy

Both dogs and humans agree that the smell of a skunk can be unpleasant. The compounds that make up a skunk’s secretion may cause symptoms such as swelling and redness of the eyes, runny nose and/or sneezing, vomiting as well as general discomfort.To ensure a pleasant and safe environment for all, our clients using the dog wash must treat their skunked pets prior to bringing them in for a bath. If you bring your pet into the wash and our staff determines the smell to be too pungent, you may be asked to leave to re-wash your pet prior to coming back. Our recommendation is to use the following at-home skunk remedy or one of the products that we offer in store to treat your pet prior to bathing. It is also strongly suggested that you treat your pet before bathing to lessen the amount of time the odor will be present on the animal.

Skunk Remedy

Solution should be kept away from your pets’ eyes as it could also cause terrible irritation and/or injury.

In a plastic bucket, stir together the following ingredients:

• 1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide

• 1/4 cup of baking soda

• 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid soap

• 1-quart tepid water (if treating larger pets)

Wash pet promptly and rigorously with the mixture, working the solution deep into the fur. Leave the solution on for about 5 minutes or until the odor is gone. Some heavily oiled areas may require a “rinse and repeat” washing. Following treatment, completely rinse your pet with tepid tap water.

IMMEDIATELY Pour theun-used solution down the drain with running water.

NEVER store the mixed solution in a closed bottle, sprayer, etc. Pressure will build up until the container bursts, which can cause severe injury.

Proceed with regular bath.

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