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Post by sa.. » Thu, 13 Jun 1991 12:35:41



Hi.  My name is Sandra (Sandy) Matthews.  I'm new to posting things so
please bear with me.

I have three dogs that are basically house dogs.  One of the dogs goes
to the barn with me and accompanies me to the horse shows every weekend
(I show and train Appaloosa horses and show in Colorado, Wyoming and
Nebraska).  This dog is 3/4 blue heeler and 1/4 Australian Shepard.  I
have a problem with his drooling and slobbering all over the truck when he
is riding in it.  I know that a lot of it is just from the e***ment.  This
last weekend the vet gave me a light dosage of Ace Promozine to use to see
if that would help.  The object is if he could learn to relax in the car he
wouldn't slobber so much.  He didn't slobber up the windows or the dashboard
as he usually does but he still drooled.  Does any one have any suggestions?

This same dog also got skunked last week.  We have washed him in OdorMute but
he still smells skunky when he gets wet.  In the past we have not had much luck
with tomato juice or vinegar.  Does any one know of any other products which
are effective in removing the skunk smell?

Thanks for your help.



 
 
 

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Post by Karen Ericks » Fri, 14 Jun 1991 02:10:03


Wow are you gonna love this!!

My Aussie got gassed by a skunk about 4 yrs ago and I was advised to skip the
tomato juice trip and try some cheap grocery store prepared douche. Yep, the
good old "herbal" junk from Albertsons did a pretty good job.

I got some strange looks from the kid at the check-out counter when I walked
up with 6 bottles of the stuff but it was more fun not explaining than it would
have been telling the truth...I just smiled at him and headed for the car.

Anyway, Tucker never knew what he was being bathed with and he smelled a bunch
better than he did. Nothing really does a 100% job - he still had traces of
scent for about a month but at least he could come in the house the next day.

I'm not going to enter some of the comments I'm thinking but suffice it to say
that it creates lots of interest when people ask how you cleaned up your dog!

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Post by Laurie F. Ald » Sat, 15 Jun 1991 10:36:45


Quote:

>Hi.  My name is Sandra (Sandy) Matthews.  I'm new to posting things so
>please bear with me.
>This same dog also got skunked last week.  We have washed him in OdorMute but
>he still smells skunky when he gets wet.  In the past we have not had much luck
>with tomato juice or vinegar.  Does any one know of any other products which
>are effective in removing the skunk smell?

REALLY STRONG black tea.  Something about tannic acid in the tea
neutralizing the base in skunk musk.  Winter used to get skunked
practically every night as a puppy (sometimes twice) and thank goodness
for good, strong English breakfast tea.

Laurie
and Winter the Wusky
(terribly timid and quiet wolf/husky)
--
Laurie F. Alden      | "You're crazy!"

Dartmouth College    | He's just mildly confused"
Hanover, NH 03755    | -poorly paraphrased from Barbara Hambly.

 
 
 

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Post by Meg McRober » Wed, 19 Jun 1991 15:22:01


==> Hi.  My name is Sandra (Sandy) Matthews.  I'm new to posting things so
==> please bear with me.
==>
==> This same dog also got skunked last week.  We have washed him in OdorMute but
==> he still smells skunky when he gets wet.  In the past we have not had much luck
==> with tomato juice or vinegar.  Does any one know of any other products which
==> are effective in removing the skunk smell?
==>
you could ask your vet about some of the newer products
that are available -- i've heard that some of them are
pretty good.  recently, i heard that one of the best
treatments is a solution of Masingill Douche powder --
not the disposable solutions, but the powder.

so far, i haven't had occasion to try any of these products,
although i fear my time will come.  i have a pair of skunks
who frequent my yard, but so far the encounters with my dog
have involved sniffing noses and that's all.  my dog wants to
plan, and the skunks seem to understand that she means no ill.
and yes, i am trying to avoid these encounters, but. . .