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Bailey(Cocker)got SKUNKED

chico2
April 12th, 2007, 07:39 AM
I got a call this morning from Baileys owner,she got skunked last night:sad: and she is all alone in their SHED..
I am really upset about that,but what can I do??
I am taking her for her walk,no matter how she stinks...but it will be soooo difficult to put her back in the shed,what to do???

clm
April 12th, 2007, 07:47 AM
Can you handle bathing her?.....Maybe if you can pop up to Ren's for some shampoo, (I'm sure they would know what to use), you could bath her and then she wouldn't smell quite so bad.

Cindy

Winston
April 12th, 2007, 08:18 AM
My brother in laws Golden was skunked..He took him to a groomer and they used 7 tubes of toothpaste to take the odor away? They say it is better than tomato juice?

Good Luck Chico!

chico2
April 12th, 2007, 08:19 AM
Oh,I don't know,have never done that before,I am not allowed to put her back in her house,it's too cold to give her a bath outside:sad:
Hubby really do not want her in our house and neither do the cats,otherwise I would have no problem taking her in here.
The owner is taking her to the groomer tomorrow,but in the meantime she's alone in the shed:sad: with a heater(dangerous!!)
Poor little girl,I am going to check on her...let her out in their backyard for a while,we go for a walk around 1pm.

breeze
April 12th, 2007, 08:27 AM
Thats soooo sad :sad: Is it warm in the shed that you would be able to give her a bath there?? :confused:
there is a shampoo just for that can't remember the name I will try and find it.

SunnysMum
April 12th, 2007, 08:28 AM
Chico - a friend of mine swears that dirt - soil - really helps with dogs who get sprayed by skunks. She keeps a bag of dirt in her back yard just for this purpose. Where she lives, her dogs get sprayed at least once a year and she just rubs the dirt into their fur. She says it works. She also told me that if a dog gets sprayed, he will naturally want to roll in dirt - the dogs know what to do!

HTH!

chico2
April 12th, 2007, 09:21 AM
Thank's girls!
I do not want to take too many liberties,she is not my dog,I've already suggested better food etc...there is a heater in the shed for her,the shed(large with windows)is backing on to my fence,when I go over,I think I'll leave the shed-door open.
I could not bath her in there,the owner keeps all his carpentry-stuff there.
I'll watch her and walk her for today,hopefully she'll go for a shave and bath tomorrow:fingerscr Skunksmell doesn't bother me that much..
If she was my dog,it would be a different story..I just feel sooo sorry for her in the shed:sad:

jiorji
April 12th, 2007, 10:48 AM
awww that's so sad :(

do you have a basement?? with a bathroom?? maybe Bailey can stay in there??(to me the basement isn't really part of the house so maybe the cats won';t mind:o )

brandynva
April 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Chico, I understand this isn't your dog. however, maybe you could print this recipe off and give it to them? I had a dog once who got sprayed and we used this formula and it worked miracles. And it's so easy to do. Good luck!

Mix ingredients (see below).
Rub mixture into the affected areas of your dog's coat.
Let sit for a few minutes.
Rinse the dog.



Tips
Don't try to wash the dog with anything else first. You may wind up just spreading the stinky chemicals around.
Don't try to store the stuff. It works because of a reaction between the two main ingredients, and this reaction will only run for a short time.



Warnings
Keep the stuff out of the dog's eyes.
This may lighten a dog's fur (my black dog turned gray).



Things You'll Need
1 qt. hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup baking soda
1 tsp dishwashing detergent

Frenchy
April 12th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Chico2, if , if you can bathe her of if her owner would like to do it , here's a recipe for anti skunk shampoo that I got at my vet ;

1 litre de peroxyde d'hydrogene 3%
1/4 de tasse de bicarbonate de soude
1 cuillere a thé de savon vaisselle
mélanger,appliquer,laisser agir et rincer.

Sorry, it's in french but I know your husband can translate. Poor Bailey :sad:

Frenchy
April 12th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Things You'll Need
1 qt. hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup baking soda
1 tsp dishwashing detergent

we posted at the same time , same recipe :thumbs up

brandynva
April 12th, 2007, 11:14 AM
Chico2, if , if you can bathe her of if her owner would like to do it , here's a recipe for anti skunk shampoo that I got at my vet ;

1 litre de peroxyde d'hydrogene 3%
1/4 de tasse de bicarbonate de soude
1 cuillere a thé de savon vaisselle
mélanger,appliquer,laisser agir et rincer.

Sorry, it's in french but I know your husband can translate. Poor Bailey :sad:

hehe We posted at the same time I think! My recipe is in english, so now she has both! :D :thumbs up

brandynva
April 12th, 2007, 11:15 AM
we posted at the same time , same recipe :thumbs up

STOP THAT! :laughing: :goodvibes:

Frenchy
April 12th, 2007, 11:17 AM
STOP THAT! :laughing: :goodvibes:

:laughing: :crazy:

Good luck Chico2, I hope the owner can bathe her tonight ! :fingerscr

i_have_too_many
April 12th, 2007, 01:37 PM
Try this product, I get it at my local pet store but the vet also carries it. It is called "Orange Appeal" and is made from the juice in orange peels. They sell a general cleaner which I use in the wash for dog blankets and on the carpet for stains (best stain remover EVER), and they also sell a product specially made for de-skunking that you can just spray on. The nice thing about this is that you can buy a bottle and keep it in the cupboard for next time and it is ready to use, and wont blow up like the peroxide and baking soda mix :laughing:

Good luck

chico2
April 12th, 2007, 03:42 PM
Thank's everyone,I'll tell the owner once she gets home.
When I went to get her,she was already outside,soaked to the bone from the rain:sad: very unhappy..
The husband had put everything outside,her food,her bed and everything was soaked,it had rained hard.
I brought her some new food(Solid Gold),dried her off and put dry stuff in her carrier(an old comforter).
She did not want to go for a walk,she just wanted to go inside the house:sad:
OMG,she made me cry...
I would have taken her home to my house,but by then the sun was shining and she was fine in her open crate,now dry.
I took all her soaked bedding and washed it,now my house STINKS,but that's ok.
I've already washed it twice,it still smells,would adding vinegar to the water help???
I am hoping she'll go to the groomer tomorrow,get shaved and then we'll start from there...I feel soooo sorry for her:sad: she is not a dog who likes to be outside by herself..I'll ask if they'd let me keep her in my house overnight,in the basement..I don't want her sleeping in the shed again:sad:

jiorji
April 12th, 2007, 04:03 PM
wow CHico:sad: I don't like your neighbours.
f i was them i'd surely die of shame and embarassment if soemone else offered to house my smelly dog in their house because my house is just too good:shrug:

Poor Bailey...for all the stuff you've done for her, she really is your dog:D

chico2
April 12th, 2007, 04:08 PM
Jiorji,no she's not,but thanks for saying so..she loves her mom,if she is home,Bailey will not go for a walk with me..
I have made up a bed for her in the laundry-room,we'll see what happens.

cpietra16
April 12th, 2007, 05:55 PM
Awwww...this is so sad. Bailey looks like he doen't like his smell either...I hope he'll get to sleep in a warm room tonight:fingerscr Poor baby

Mocha's mum
April 12th, 2007, 07:27 PM
I heard that vinegar and water douche works for skunk smell (the Massengil kind). I think they tested it on Myth Busters too.......

Poor baby :sad: Good luck! Let us know how it all turns out in the end.

chico2
April 13th, 2007, 06:38 AM
Oh well,it did not work,she spent another night in the shed..where she is"warm and cozy"the dad said:sad:
Hubby was relieved..
I gave the dad the name of Orange Appeal,also the recipe for the peroxide mixture,but he had already used it twice.
I don't find Bailey herself stinks as much,the shed reeks though..
It's difficult when I go to take her for a walk and she's already outside,all she wants is to go inside,I distract her with treats etc...but she keeps going back to the door:sad:
Hopefully things will be better for her this weekend:pray:
Ps.the picture of her is from last summer,not yesterday:dog:

happycats
April 13th, 2007, 06:45 AM
Awww poor Bailey:sad: I hope she can go inside this week-end, she must be so lonely out there.
Thank goodness she has you:angel: I'm sure that makes it much more bareable for her.

breeze
April 13th, 2007, 09:12 AM
does she spend ALL of her time in the shed or is it just cause she got sprayed?? maybe if they cleaned the shed the smell would not be so bad
I feel sooo bad for her :sad: :sad: I hope things turn out ok for her

chico2
April 13th, 2007, 09:31 AM
Breeze,oh no,she is usually in their kitchen with baby-gates,she's outside right now..
Her dad called,she's going to the groomers at 12,for a shave and skunk-bath,it's such a relief! :thumbs up

breeze
April 13th, 2007, 09:36 AM
Breeze,oh no,she is usually in their kitchen with baby-gates,she's outside right now..
Her dad called,she's going to the groomers at 12,for a shave and skunk-bath,it's such a relief! :thumbs up

I am happy that she will go to the groomers then maybe everybody and doggie can be happy again :o

Furbaby Momma
April 13th, 2007, 09:43 AM
Chico2 you are a dream neighbor....poor sweet Bailey is so lucky to have you in his life. :cloud9:

Frenchy
April 13th, 2007, 11:25 AM
she's going to the groomers at 12,for a shave and skunk-bath,it's such a relief! :thumbs up

We will get a picture right ? :)

chico2
April 14th, 2007, 08:47 AM
Here she is,all nekked and sweet smelling,with a slight hint of skunky:laughing: She got to stay in the house last night:thumbs up
Hubby took the pics,not too good,there is only a chainlink fence seperating our backyard from hers,the rest is all high wood-fencing.

chico2
April 14th, 2007, 08:47 AM
One more...

erykah1310
April 14th, 2007, 09:05 AM
Shes adorable all Nekkid!:D
Glad they took her in, that was a sad situation.
Good job for trying to help Chico

jiorji
April 14th, 2007, 09:45 AM
haha awww look at her in that first pic "i dunno lady, this skunk came out of nowhere and then the groomer happened...that's why i have no fur*blush*"


chico i feel like giving you a hug! i love the way you take care of Bailey:cloud9:

cpietra16
April 14th, 2007, 09:45 AM
Chico you truly are the little :angel:

Furbaby Momma
April 14th, 2007, 10:55 AM
You are amazing Chico2 :cloud9:
Bailey looks good with his new hair cut, Thank You Chico2 for sharing these pictures with us. :lovestruck:

angeldogs
April 14th, 2007, 11:15 AM
She is so cute.give her a :grouphug: from me for her ordeal that she just went through.

Frenchy
April 14th, 2007, 11:59 AM
I wish I was Bailey's neighbor too :sad: Cuz after seing these pics, I just want to give her a big kiss on the nose :cloud9:

mafiaprincess
April 14th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Aww you are an awesome neighbour hun... Poor Bailey though. I'd be finding a groomer asap in an skink emergency if I couldn't get the smell out. But I'd be trying everything I could to clean my girl first...

Prin
April 14th, 2007, 02:55 PM
Aww, I'm sorry they didn't let you help more Chico. She's looking good now though. :grouphug:

chico2
April 14th, 2007, 04:04 PM
Aww girls you make mehttp://bestsmileys.com/blushing/2.gif,I had nothing to do with her getting shaved or anything.
I was just worried about her alone in the shed at night and having to stay outside:sad:
Baileys owner don't really have any space in the house where they could keep her smelly little self,I do,that's why I offered to keep her here.
Also I don't think you would want a nosy neighbor like me:laughing:
We love Bailey,love walking her,keeps us in shape and if she's outside all day in the summer,we just keep an eye on her.She's a sweety:dog:
Excepts she growls at people and other dogs when we go for our walk,a little embarassing:frustrated:

Frenchy
April 14th, 2007, 04:59 PM
Excepts she growls at people and other dogs when we go for our walk,a little embarassing:frustrated:

awww , good girl Bailey, she loves you so much , she's only protecting you :D

But really, it's probably a lack of socialisation. :shrug:

chico2
April 15th, 2007, 07:35 AM
Frenchy,that's true,she also does not know what to do with a toy,food is her main interest:dog:
I have seen her with visiting dogs in her backyard,one was a Newfie and she had a great time with him.
The growling only happens when she is on a leash,I of course would not dare to take her off leash,other than in my yard.

Frenchy
April 15th, 2007, 09:07 AM
Daisy was the same on leash,she didn't like to see other dogs near us. I guess they feel trapped when tied, and they feel like protecting us too. Daisy was very motherly :angel: with me and Bailey.

glasslass
April 15th, 2007, 06:04 PM
Den-Den and Corky are just the opposite. They feel more secure when I attach their leashes. I don't have to hold them, just let the leashes trail. We do this when Sage comes to visit, until the excitement wears off and then they're ok. Looks like "somebody", maybe a nosy neighbor, put treats under the fence for Bailey.

chico2
April 16th, 2007, 07:18 AM
Glasslass,you caught us:laughing:
We do have permission from the owners to give her treats,not really treats,we buy a bag of Solid Gold for not so active dogs and she loves it.

breeze
April 16th, 2007, 10:49 AM
Chico2 you qare an :angel: and I would love to have you as a neibghour, A person who cares,

she looks all nice and pretty now :thumbs up she is a cutie :cloud9:

chico2
April 16th, 2007, 03:51 PM
Thank's,she was sooo happy today when I went to get her,strutting around all nekkid,so very proud:dog:
The house still smells faintly of skunk,but not too bad.
We just about got blown away,the wind was terrible,but no snow,like in Quebec...where is spring???
I always sit with her for a while in the house when we get back,give her some treats,belly-rubs ,when I say goodbye she gives me the"don't leave me"treatment droopy eyes and all,OMG is she good at that:laughing:

Skryker
April 16th, 2007, 05:29 PM
Poor Bailey! Give her lots of hugs from me, OK? She seems like she really needs the lovin'.

She probably was wishing for her lost fur today, though-that's some wind out there.