Thursday, January 10, 2013

Damn Dogs!

Had a great day spending time with the wife. Went out for a wonderful dinner. Got home and the dogs had been well and truly skunked. Spent the last hour doing shampoo-rinse-repeat.

Net result:

We now stink.

The dogs still stink.

The house and garage stink.

We're pissed off.

The dogs are confused, but contrite.

Posting on hold until things are back to normal.


Harper said...

Using the peroxide, baking soda and Dawn recipe? That works best for us, but I can still smell our last skunking when the humidity is high. Don't forget to change your HVAC filters.

Boom had to wrestle a small furry animal carcass (of unidentified origin) away from the dogs who had put it to use as a chew toy. So our dogs have dead animal breath...just trying to share in the misery!

kerrcarto said...

Charlie, smells perfectly dog like. Just thought I would chime in.

CenTexTim said...

Harper - last time they got skunked we got a shampoo from the vet that works better than the homemade solution. Costs more, but it's worth it. It's also got a companion spray that helps. More on this later.

Not only do ours chew on dead critters, they roll in them. Haven't found a solution for dead animal breath yet, other than time and distance.

kerrcarto - thanks for the helpful input...

Old NFO said...

Oh lovely... Don't envy you that... BTDT

Anonymous said...

Tomato juice. yes really.

My cat got skunked one day. Didn't have tomato juice, but had fresh tomatoes, so crushed them into juice and bathed the cat.

No she did not like it one bit, but it got rid of all the odor except one tiny spot on her forehead, and that was because I was trying to not get juice in here eyes.


CenTexTim said...

NFO - It was a treat.

Eric - We've used tomato juice before. It worked okay, although it did turn our yellow lab a nasty shade of orange. In our experience, the peroxide, baking soda and Dawn treatment Harper mentioned worked better. But like I said, our vet recommended a commercial product that did a good job and was much easier to use, although it did cost more. I hope to have more details in a post in the next day or two.