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 smell + 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
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,
Live life. Get outdoors!™