Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Auburn, NH
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Well, my worst nightmare has happened. I let Rico and Lucy out for a potty break and as soon as they got out the door, they started barking and running around frantically. I started walking to the edge of the deck and saw ripples in the pool. I immediately knew something must have fallen into the pool. It was a skunk that lost it's footing when Rico started charging it. He got out as quickly as he got in and by the time I reached Rico the skunk's tail was raised and he was spraying. Luckily Rico only got a small zap, but he definitely got sprayed and didn't like it one bit.
Lucy listened to me and stopped in her tracks, either that or she was frightened by the commotion over Rico.
I scooped them both up, yelled for DH to come and help. He took Lucy while I held Rico, did a quick Google on skunk odor and started to neutralize the smell. I first checked out his face to be sure he wasn't scratched or bit. His eyes looked OK but he was trying to sneeze something out of his nose and his beard was wet. I wiped his face down with distilled vinegar (smelled as bad as the skunk) then made a paste of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and dish liquid. Let that sit on his nuzzle and beard for 15 minutes then shampooed the whole mess off. I think it smells better, but I have that smell stuck in my nose now!
Any other suggestions? I'll try anything again. Think I better go to Petco and get some skunk odor remover in the AM.
Rory aka Rico & Lucy's mom