Skunks don’t go looking for trouble and prefer to give us and our pets a wide berth whenever possible. Unfortunately, encounters happen and your pet may end up getting sprayed by an angry skunk. It isn’t life-threatening, but will cause a stinging sensation and can be extremely uncomfortable. Skunk spray can’t be rubbed off and is difficult to wash off. Tomato juice only masks the smell and won’t get rid of it, but there is an effective way to remove skunk smell on your dog or cat.
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Your unconscious mind is suddenly confronted with a smell so noxious that it triggers you to wake up. Groggy, you look at the foot of your bed and see your rotund, orange tabby cat loudly purring and staring back at you. In a moment of horror, you realize that the smell wasn’t a dream: your pet has been doused in skunk spray, and he is happily spreading the odor throughout the house, including your bed.
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Another approach is to place smelly cheese or cat food in the back of a small garbage can or a cat carrier. Slowly lower the can or carrier sideways into the window well with the open end facing the skunk. The skunk will smell the bait and go inside. When it does, slowly raise the skunk and carrier, elevator style, to ground level, keeping your hands on the outside so you don’t risk being bitten. Leave the area and the skunk will amble out—probably after it is done eating.
Unfortunately, when cats come upon a skunk, the cat loses the battle
This tip on removing skunk odor came from Kim and Colin Fritzler, Windrock Sighthounds who says they first heard about it from a taxidermist. They subsequently shared the skunk-smell remedy with the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Kim says "it has had hundreds applications on all kinds of dogs, kitties, pot bellied pigs, etc., and it really does work."Bathing your cat may have challenges, but there remain several household solutions to eliminate the odorous skunk oil within the its fur. By following the below steps and solutions, you can be sure that your cat will be free of skunk stench and smelling fresh.
This is the smell of a skunk, and you should be worried. It’s not your cat, to be honest. Well, it is your cat, but if your cat smells like that dead skunk on the side of the road you can’t get past at least once in your life, it could mean that your cat was outside and actually tussled with a skunk. You can take him or her to the vet for a proper diagnosis, but the best course of action here is to bathe the cat using the tried and true methods for skunk spray removal. It’s not a fun job, either.Skunks are not aggressive animals, but they will protect themselves if they feel threatened. If your cat comes across a skunk, the skunk may become defensive and spray the cat. This leaves your cat smelling unpleasant, and you should remove the spray as soon as possible. Many common remedies, such as tomato juice, vinegar, and even commercial skunk odor removers have been found inadequate for removing skunk odors. To deskunk your cat, mix a baking soda and peroxide solution and wash your cat immediately.