Dog + Skunk = Tecnu


Tecnu Removes Skunk SprayIt's an unfortunate event that most dog owners have experienced; the moment your dog gets sprayed by a skunk. It's a toss-up… who has it worse? The human, or the dog? On the one hand, the poor dog is left gagging on the stench from what he mistook as a furry playmate (usually from a spray STRAIGHT to the face). On the other hand, the human is left gagging on the scent of his furry family member's heinous mistake, AND has to clean up the aftermath. Although I'm a diehard animal lover, I side with the human in this circumstance. Skunk stench + clean up = yuck! Not to mention… I've been there, and selfishly, I feel FAR worse for myself than my pup! In fact, I've thrown some pretty spectacular pity-parties!

We've written about this very topic in posts past, but it was brought to top of mind just last week after a coworker arrived late to the office one morning. As he strolled to his desk, he shared the reason for his tardiness: his poor pup had been sprayed by a skunk. Luckily, he had a bottle of Tecnu® handy to get the job done. If you didn't know, Tecnu® is not just a cleanser to remove poison oak and ivy oil (urushiol), it also performs the miracle of removing the stench of skunk spray! Forget the mess of tomato juice, mint mouthwash, baking soda, or any other "home remedy" you've used. Skunk "perfume" dies with Tecnu®. Trust me.

It couldn't be an easier process! Simply saturate your pet's coat in Tecnu®, rub it in, let it sit for 1-2 minutes, rinse thoroughly, then follow up with a bath using their regular pet shampoo. Following up with shampoo and a good water rinse is necessary to remove any excess product, so as to avoid the possibility or your pet ingesting Tecnu®. If your furry family member regularly attempts friendships with miscellaneous woodland creatures (particularly, skunks), it would be wise to keep a bottle of Tecnu® on-hand at all times!

For other Tecnu® uses, visit our tips and information page complete with how-to videos!

Until next time,


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