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    • RalphRalph
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      The problem is that the dog and skunk tangled on the front porch 😕 Good news is that it was a young skunk and the dog broke it’s spine really quick so not a whole lot of foul odor but enough. We got it handled and now we play the waiting time for rabies evaluation of dead skunk. It has to go from Amarillo to Austin for test and with weekend coming we probably in the dark till Monday. Rabies vaccine was current for Diamond but if skunk test + she still has to be quarantined and we get shots. So, just to all to be watchful not only out stumping and hunting but also in town. We live 1/2 block from edge of town but still….with drought they say it could be bad as animals come looking for a drink.

      The formula for ridding things of skunk odor in a past weekly tips does a good job.

    • Mark Turton
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      Hope the dogs ok, do you job and get quarantined that’s just not fare.

      I hear the shots can make you feel rough for a few days so good luck with that.

      Mark.

    • Troy Breeding
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      Not sure if you have heard this, but the ol’ timers in the south used to use tomato juice to wash their coon dogs when one of them would get thangled up with a skunk.

      Can’t say I’ve ever tried it, but we did have a neighbors dog jump on a skunk in our horse barn several years ago and it took months for the smell to go away.:shock:

      Troy

    • RalphRalph
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      This works really well!

      1 qt. 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 tsp. liguid dish wash soap, rubber gloves. Just keep it out out dog’s eyes and such. We also spayed porch. No stink at all now.

      I still think this was a tip of the week once but I can’t find it. Sometimes as old as I am what I think was wasn’t.

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    • Robin ConradsRobin Conrads
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      You haven’t lost it R2, that really was a tip we ran two years ago; written by Dave Petersen. I think he’s had a bit of experience with those pesky skunks. I’m glad it worked for you, just hope the rabies test comes out okay.

    • woodchuck
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      Being from the South and not quiet an old-timer in age, just in mental capacity (I shoulda been born 100 years ago). We have used tomato juice on dogs a LOT for getting rid of skunk perfume. It works really great until your wife/mom/grandma (whichever the case happens to be at the time of application) figures out you are using one of her “prized home canned” tomatos to wash that “stinking dog” with 😀 It does work quiet well. 1 Quart home canned tomatos will do a Lab sized dog very well.

    • vajd
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      I didn’t tell local authoritys about the skunk one of my dogs killed. I took a short peice of twine with a slip not and a stick got the twine around its head and dragged it down into the woods behind the house. another dog, a treeing walker coonhoud got sprayed while I had him out one night, I heard him yelp, then I heard him trailing and then he treed a coon. Less than ten minutes had passed. I don’t know how he could smell through all the skunk.

    • RalphRalph
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      Thank goodness the skunk tested negative for rabies so all is well. The smell is gone and we are relieved from the possibility of our having to take the series of rabies shots. Thanks for the advice and support from everyone. Maybe Diamond is a wiser dog from this also but being a 10 yr. old pit…….Ralph

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