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What is Skunk Spray?

If your dog comes upon a skunk, his natural instincts will lead him to approach the animal. This is a very hazardous move that nearly always ends in malodorous consequences. Should your pet be sprayed with a skunk, you would be wise to contact your veterinarian, who can determine just how seriously the spray has affected your canine family member.

Skunk spray is a very volatile mixture. A canine who is sprayed by this normally docile animal can suffer the toxic effects for months. The strong, musky scent emitted by the skunk can cause great physical and emotional trauma for your pet.

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Symptoms of Skunk Spray in Dogs

Due to the intense odor, you will have no problem figuring out what is distressing your pet. Most cases of skunk spray seem to hit their mark, right in the face of their target. Besides the smell that will encompass your dog, you may see the symptoms below.

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Drooling
  • Squinting due to pain in the eyes
  • Tearing in the eyes
  • Rubbing of the face and eyes
  • There may be temporary blindness
Types

The spray emitted by the skunk will have four types of possible effect on your furry family member.

  • Ocular - the eyes usually feel the worst effects
  • Oral - your pet may get sprayed in the mouth (for example if he is barking when the spray hits)
  • Dermal - spray may touch the skin
  • Respiratory - your dog will most likely breathe in fumes

It should be noted that documentation shows two cases of Heinz body formation (which causes severe anemia), were reported in two dogs that were sprayed by skunks. One case stated the dog recovered after supportive care and therapy. The second dog (who had a history of being sprayed 5 times in the past), had a seizure and died 12 hours after a skunk spray.

Causes of Skunk Spray in Dogs

In the warmer months, the chances of meeting up with a skunk increase. Their taste for berries, garbage, lawn insects and other attractive food sources bring them closer in proximity to our homes.

  • The aim of a skunk when projecting his spray is remarkably accurate
  • Skunks have 2 anal glands which can spray the odorous substance contained within up to 15 feet, or 5 meters away
  • There are 7 components that make up the skunk’s odor
  • The severity of the spray effects depends on the proximity to the skunk and whether the spray goes in the face
  • Dogs who get sprayed while in the den of a skunk could suffer very intense effects

Diagnosis of Skunk Spray in Dogs

Bring your dog to the veterinarian immediately if he has been sprayed by a skunk and is showing intense discomfort. Not only will he be surrounded by a never ending odor, the sensations in his eyes, nose and mouth may be causing him to feel nauseous. Your pet may unintentionally cause secondary injuries due to scratching his eyes, or biting his skin.

It is also wise to have your dog checked by the veterinarian in case your pet was bitten by the skunk. Skunks are known to carry the rabies virus. The veterinarian will also verify if there has been stress to the cornea of the eye (which can cause temporary blindness).

Treatment of Skunk Spray in Dogs

If your beloved pet has had a large amount of spray enter his eyes, your veterinarian is the best person to perform an ocular wash. Her steady hand will assure a full rinse is accomplished. If the damage to the eyes is extensive, your veterinarian may suggest that your dog be monitored at the clinic for a couple of days because the eyes can rapidly deteriorate. A complete blood count and serum chemistry may be advised.

Your veterinary team will begin an intravenous treatment if it appears that there is a chance of serious consequences due to Heinz body formation. Blood transfusion has been given to animals in the past for this condition, but it must be noted that Heinz body formation from skunk spray is extremely rare.

If the main concern that you and your veterinarian have is the strong odor emanating from your pet, she can advise you on how to rid your pet of the smell. The clinic may have chemist created solutions on hand for purchase (the option most certain to give success), or you can try a combination of peroxide, baking soda and a small amount of dish soap, being extremely careful not to get the solution in your pet’s eyes.

Recovery of Skunk Spray in Dogs

You may notice a skunk odor in your dog’s fur for months after the event. If you used a commercial product from the veterinary clinic, the smell will likely be less evident.

Other than the lingering smell, your pet could have residual effects from the skunk spray such as eye issues, or nausea from a terrible taste in his mouth. Allow him rest, and give him more than one bath. It may help reduce the toxic effects he is feeling from the constant strong odor.

Rid your yard of any debris that may make a nice skunk den. Close up openings under your porch and other areas where a skunk may take up residence. Because these creatures are nocturnal, they should be away from their den at night, allowing you to repair the openings. Do not leave food or garbage lying around as this may attract the skunk to your home.

If you feel that your pet is not recovering from his skunk encounter, take him back to the veterinarian for further examination.

Skunk Spray Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Copper
Beagle
Ten Months
Mild condition
2 found helpful
Mild condition

My beagle is ten months old and just sprayed by a skunk. He was foaming by the mouth and shaking his head repeadedly. I am very worried. And with him being a beagle out of sight I have no clue where he was sprayed. I took our hose and washed his fash and body. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Apart from the smell, if Copper has been sprayed in his mouth, it would be worth visiting your Veterinarian as skunk spray which is ingested orally may lead to anemia and other complications. The best recipe for getting rid of the smell is 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup baking soda and 1 teaspoon of dishwashing soap. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Em. My dog Bella was just sprayed tonight too. She was foaming from the mouth and smelled terrible. We did a 1 quart peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 tsp dawn dish soap bath several times. I also used saline contact solution to rinse her eyes as advised by the emergency vet I called. I rinsed her mouth several times, and finally got her to drink. I used chicken broth and water mixed, she eventually vomited 2 times due to the smell and taste from the spray in her mouth but seems okay now. Call an emergency vet clinic, they may even tell you to follow up with your vet tomorrow if your dog isn't any better if you dont take him/her tonight

My french bulldog has been sprayed by a skunk, this is her 2nd time getting sprayed. Im worried for her becuase she was drooling and shaking, and I am just scared she is going to go blind. We allready put hydrogen peroxide on her, and it helped somewhat, but Im just petrafied becuase I read this story about how a dog died from getting sprayed by a skunk and the dog had the same symtoms. I want to take my dog to the vet, but its late at night. What should I do?

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Lucky
Goldendoodle
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Cough

Back in October my 10 year old golden doodle got sprayed in face by skunk. Took him to vet. Blood work ok but he herd it in lungs. Gave antibiotics. Said it would go away in a few months. I smelled it on his breath for 5/6 months. Now he has a cough. Took him back to vet. Blood work ok. X-rays shows mass on left lung. They are talking about biopsy and surgery to remove mass. My question is could this be a fungus in lung from skunk that antibiotics wouldn't remove

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Skunk spray can be nasty for dog and for owner for a long time and you can sometimes think you can still smell it sometimes after it's gone. Skunk spray is toxic to dogs and may lead to hemolytic anaemia and other symptoms which if severe and left untreated may lead to death. Inhalation of skunk spray may cause inflammation of the lungs which usually subsides; but further investigation is required, skunks are carriers of tularemia (rabbit fever) but if this was the cause the symptoms would have presented within two weeks of spraying. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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rasko
Jack Russell Terrier
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Not Active

okay so I have a jack Russel terrier and old English bulldog , the little got sprayed the most I honestly dont know what to do but the bulldog was around were it happen his name is maxx he is only 2 years old

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Firstly the best recipe for getting rid of the smell is 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup baking soda and 1 teaspoon of dishwashing soap. If skunk spray is ingested or inhaled it can cause serious signs of poisoning; I would recommend taking him into your Veterinarian if he received a large concentration of spray on him. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hello,
I had an active 11 year & 4 month old Husky named Max. We have 155 acres and he loved running around the farm and in the back forest/bush. He was sprayed by a skunk and died two days later. The autopsy displayed a fluid sack around his heart and an enlarged liver with a tumour. Max never showed any signs of being ill until he was sprayed by a skunk. He was sprayed on Wednesday and died Saturday morning between 3:30 am to 4:00 am.

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Annie
Lab/Pit mix
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Decreased Appetite

My dog got sprayed by a skunk 3 days ago. She normally eats her whole bowl of food in the evening but when I went to let her out of her crate she had only eaten half of her food. Could it be the lingering smell after the bath in the garage where her crate is making her not want to eat?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The spray may have an effect for a while and may cause a loss of appetite and behavioural changes; there are some reports of anaemia in dogs which were sprayed in the mouth so it is important to keep an eye on gum colour. If gums are white, visit your Veterinarian immediately; otherwise keep an eye on Annie and possibly give her another bath to make sure that the smell is gone. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jakoib
Boxer/pit mix
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My dog got sprayed by a skunk and it was pretty close. His eyes seem to be on but I have noticed he is vomiting since. Not every day but at least every other day since, normally at night. Will it eventually go away?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure that the vomiting is related to the skunk spray, as I wouldn't expect it to continue to days after the spray. If Jakoib is continuing to vomit every other night, it would be a good idea to have him seen by your veterinarian, as there may be other things going on, or he may need treatment to stop him from vomiting so frequently. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Brandi
Shepherd
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My dog bit a skunks backend 3 weeks ago and at the same time it sprayed. It got into her ear, nose, and covered her entire head and face.
I have used everything I could think of to rid her of the smell but she still stinks especially when she is hot and panting.
Is there anything I can give her to combat the smell in her system. She is normally an anxious dog and she is on seizure meds. There was no added symptoms after the encounter.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The smell of a skunk can be VERY difficult to get rid of, especially in a dog with a lot of hair, like Brandi. There are many home remedies, but I have found in the past that taking my dog to a groomer was the only solution - they were able to get rid of the smell, when i could not.

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Jes
Rottweiler
18 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Scab

Jes was sprayed by a skunk. He seemed fine when he came running in the house. It's been a week ago tonight. The next morning for lack of having anything else to use we have him a bath in tomato soup. That evening he received a couple of baths with tomato juice, vinegar, & baking soda. On Saturday he was taken to the dog wash and we used the skunk wash they had there. Sunday we bought a dog wash from PetSmart for skunk smell and he got a bath twice that day. I just noticed tonight that his back has scabs on it. Will these heal on their own? Is it from the skunk spray or is washing him so much? Is there something I can do to make him more comfortable?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Scabs on the back may be caused by a few different causes which may be due to irritation from the skunk spray, an ingredient in the shampoo or an unrelated cause. For the time being just keep a close eye on the scabs to see if they increase in size or start oozing anything and bathe as required; clipping the hair around them may help you to monitor them better. If they don’t resolve or start getting larger visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jax
Rottweiler
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

My dog went outside and got very close to a skunk. I know the skunk sprayed because i was able to smell it. But when I checked on my dog, he seemed fine. Nothing was on him and he didn’t smell at all. After about 20min, i noticed he was drooling a lot and panting. He also started rubbing his face. I cleaned his face off and cleaned out his mouth. This all happened at night, so he fell asleep after but I was able to see that he’s still drooling and breathing a little heavy. Any advice will be appreciated!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It sounds like Jax did come into contact with something irritating about that skunk if he was close to it and was irritated afterwards. If he continues to drool and breathe heavy for more than an hour or so, it might be a good idea to have him seen by a veterinarian to make sure that he is okay.

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Layla
Boxer
Seven Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

foamy mouth

My 7 year old boxer appears to have been sprayed by a skunk. I say sprayed in that the oder is not strong but a little slight odor non the less. When I went out to get her after her nightly walk she came running and she had a white froth coming from her mouth which she was shaking her head in what looked like and effort to rid herself of the foam. She continued to walk around searching and trying to get rid of the foam. When I got her to sit I was able to wipe her mouth. She appears to be ok but I'm just not sure. Her eyes look to be ok and she does not seam to be scratching.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If it appears that Layla has been sprayed in her mouth, it would be worth visiting your Veterinarian as skunk spray which is ingested orally can lead to anemia and eventually death; which whilst rare, should be checked. Bathing Layla in a mixture of 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide, 2 teaspoons dish soap (Dawn is the preferred brand) and a quarter cup baking soda. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Roxie
Corgi/Jack Russel Mix
6 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Tired

My puppy, Roxie, got out of the fence while she was out a few days ago. She has been moping around the house, urinating inside even though she is potty trained, rubbing her face quite often, and has been very tired. I don’t know what to do, we have given her several baths but she has still been acting weird.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Being sprayed by a skunk is generally not toxic, as much as irritating. I would be concerned about what else Roxie got into when she got out of the fence, and it might be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian to make sure that she is okay.

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Sabrina
German Shepherd Dog
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing

My dog killed a skunk in out backyard completely destroyed it. Body parts all over the backyard. When we let her in it's was about 2am and we just thought she got sprayed so we kept her in the back room. The next morning she was okay we gave her a bath. She's been doing okay today is the 3rd day after the incident and she's sneezing uncontrollably till she struggles to breathe.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is strange for issues to develop after three days; some dogs after the ingestion of skunk spray may develop anaemia, blindness, respiratory irritation, oral irritation etc... but I am unaware of a delayed respiratory response to contact with a skunk. I would keep an eye out and if it continues, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog got sprayed by a skunk as couple days ago and today I noticed he is swollen from his rectum all the way to his scrotum.. Is this possibly from his encounter with the skunk?

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Shorty
Dachshund
Aprox 7
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargic, eating little, vomiting yellow bile,
Lethargy vomit

Hello my Bassett hound was skunk sprayed two days ago. Today he has vomited and is lethargic. I also noticed a little wheezing in his nose. He is not very active and has not eaten much since the spray. He has willingly gone out to 'do his business'. His stool is soft but not runny. Could he have gotten skunk spray in is system and should I take him to a vet right away?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Nausea and vomiting are common in skunk spray cases especially if the spray was directly to the mouth whist a dog was barking for instance. After a skunk spray, neutralisation with dawn dish soap, 3% hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is an effective at home neutraliser. In dogs which have a bad reaction after a spray, it is worth visit your Veterinarian for a check up since skunk spray contains thiols which may cause damage to red blood cells. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

you say to rinse the mouth but you did not say with what???>

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Abbie Anne
Labradore
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Can't jump up on any thing

Medication Used

none

Our lab is 7yrs. old and got sprayed by a skunk last week. We had her bathed and have been dabbing Natures Own for skunk spray off and on. Most of the smell is gone. She is eating and drinking normal but this morning she can't jump up on the bed. She doesn't seem to be in distress but she can't jump up on anything. I have checked all her legs and hind quarters and she doesn't seem to have any pain. It does seem like a back end weakness. Help. She is bouncing around as she walks like she normally does.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Skunk spray, whilst a danger to the sense of smell, it may also cause a condition called haemolytic anaemia if ingested by a dog where the red blood cells are damaged and are then unable to carry oxygen around the body. It is important that you visit your Veterinarian as soon as possible to have a blood test to determine if Abbie Anne has anaemia and for supportive treatment and care to be given. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lucky
Akita mix
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

can't pee
Loss of Appetite

Hi, My dog got sprayed by a skunk from the other side of the fence a few weeks ago and we assume it got in his mouth and threw up the night. For a while now he has only been eating very little of his food, and has been having trouble peeing at all. I don't recall for how long but I assume for a week now. We don't have money to go to the vet right now, I just want to know if this skunk spray has caused my dog to have renal issues?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Skunk spray would not cause renal issues, no. If Lucky is having problems urinating, he needs to be seen, as that is a painful situation for him to be in. Many clinics do offer a 'free first exam' that you could take advantage of to have him seen, and most clinics do offer CareCredit for unexpected expenses. I hope that he is okay.

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Achilles
Mix
11 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My dog was outside when the smell of skunk filled my house.I ran to let my dog in and he calmly walked in. The house smelled horrible but it didn't smell that strong on him. He seemed fine. He ate and started napping immediately after. His brother who was in the house the whole time started smacking his toung and foamed a little at the mouth. He seems fine and also started sleeping. Do you think they could have been sprayed?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that they have received some spray or may have licked (god knows why) some spray from some surface or another. It is important to rinse out the mouth and keep a close eye on them as ingestion of the skunk spray may lead to hemolytic anaemia in some cases so this should be monitored. Also, bathing them with a mixture of x 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup baking soda and 1 teaspoon dish-washing liquid will help remove any residue that may be on their paws etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Our mini Aussie did get sprayed a week ago.I bathed her as above. She won't stop scratching and rubbing. Her breath is still horrible and she received a direct spray in the face. She is eating and sleeping no vomit. Should I get blood drawn for anemia?

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Bambi
Black Lab
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Bambi got sprayed on 02-09-18 around the edges of her mouth is red should I be worried? She seems mopey around the house won't play with my kids or great Dane. She eats fine and when she is finish she just lays there and looks at you. When she is moving around she does a walk of shame...

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Any dog which has been sprayed by a skunk should be bathed multiple times with Dawn, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda; however if any of the spray was consumed, there is a chance of heinz body anaemia (although there are few reported cases - one on record). If Bambi is lethargic and you’ve noticed behavioural changes you should visit your Veterinarian for a once over to be on the safe side including a blood test. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Charles
Labradoodle
8 Years
Moderate condition
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My dog was sprayed by a skunk about 5 days ago. Our roommate was walking him and claimed he had no clue that he was sprayed so didn’t inform us. I didn’t realize until the next day (14 hours later) and I sprung right into action using the hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish soap remedy and flushed his eyes with a dog eye wash which worked like a charm regarding the smell. I have done my best to rid the smell in the home as well but Charles hasn’t returned to his normal self. He hasn’t eaten his dog food since the event and has vomited twice. He’s normally a picky eater but it’s been several days and i can’t get him to eat his dog food for the life of me. I’ve been feeding him a unseasoned cooked ground turkey which is the only thing he hasn’t snubbed. I’m worried that because he had the spray on him so long that it caused a more serious issue. I don’t know if this is normal after being skunked but any insight would be appreciated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Since Charles was exposed to the skunk spray for a long period of time I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian since skunk spray may cause severe gastroenteritis, heinz body anaemia among other bad stuff; there is nothing productive I can recommend that you can do from home and should have Charles checked to be on the safe side due to the length of time between exposure and bathing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/skunk-spray-toxicosis-odiferous-tale?id=&sk=&date=&pageID=2

Exactly what is Heinz body anemia?

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Abby
Pug shitzhu mix
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Whining
Crabby
Itching and Licking

My small dog was sprayed by a skunk a week ago. I have her a bath and the smell is almost gone but now she whining and scratching her hind end and crabby. She's eating fine and drinking fine. No skin irritation our sores. What do I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The skunk spray may cause effects on the skin, eyes, mouth, nose or lower respiratory tract; with regular bathing the symptoms won’t be so bad. The irritability at Abby’s back end may not be connected to the skunk spraying; she may have impacted anal glands or another condition affecting the area. Try cleaning around her anus and vulva thoroughly to keep it clear of irritants and continue to bathe her until the smell has disappeared and don’t forget to reapply flea and tick medication; if the problem persists you may need to visit your Veterinarian to have her checked over. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My boxer was sprayed in the face by a skunk. He ingested a lot on the spray. I didn't realize it was a poison to him. I thought it would wear off and be ok. But it has been 6 weeks and just still doesn't act like the same dog. He doesn't eat well, he mopes around, his poop is yellow and soft still. Is there help for him at this point ? What can I give him to court trr act the symptoms? I feel horrible, I thought it wasn't serious stuff.

Thank you for your fast response. I was told she might be having an issue with her food. But I have been feeding her the same food all her life. Does that sound like a possibility?

My boxer was sprayed about two weeks was fine for about a week now she is not eating and real lathargic is this a normal reaction??

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Angus
Mutt
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Fur Loss

Angus was sprayed in the face last week by a skunk. I used a skunk rinse and washed him within an hour of being sprayed, and redid the same about 3 days later. I’ve noticed his fur on his snout became hard as if glue had dried in it. A couple days later, he has scabs and his fur if falling out. I’d this normal?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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That doesn't sound normal to me, no. The spray from the skunk may have caused an irritation on his skin that needs to be treated. If you are noticing scabs, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, so they can look at his skin and determine what treatment might be needed. I hope that he recovers well.

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BO
wheaten terrier
8 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Fever

my dog was sprayed in the face by a skunk. We did all the treatments and bathing, even shaved his face ( this made a big difference getting rid of the smell ) one week later he began to urinate on the floor. I thought maybe he had a bladder infection but he was also very lethargic and gagging so we went to the vet. The vet said he has seen dogs die from severe skunk spray to the face. I had no idea this could happen. My dog needed antibiotics and iv fluids. He said the dog can go into respiratory, renal or liver failure .

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Kuma
Lab/Hound
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Coughing

My 7 mos old hound/lab mix recently met my brothers dog who had been sprayed by a skunk a week earlier. She's fine besides smelling bad.

After Kuma and I came home, she was coughing and sneezing. Could this be a result of contacting some of the skunk oil still on my brothers dog? The coughing has been decreasing daily.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dogs may cough and sneeze for a variety of reasons, it is possible that Kuma is being affected by the skunk spray but I would expect that after a week of cleaning the skunk spray off there wouldn’t be any residue left. There may be another cause, if there is a reduction in the severity or frequency of the coughing and sneezing, just keep an eye on him; if the issue continues visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

When we go for a walk, it seems to help cut the coughing down too - is it metabolising out of her system faster that way?

Thank you Dr. Turner! We do have her first vet appointment on saturday, and since the coughing has significantly decreased already, I feel comfortable waiting until then now.

Thanks again! -Nik (and Kuma)

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Noah
Mini Australian ShepherD
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Swelling

My dog got sprayed by a skunk 2 days ago and today I noticed swelling from his rectum all the way to his scrotum.. Could this possibly be a result from his interaction with the skunk ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that there is a reaction being caused by Noah’s interaction with the skunk, you should follow the recipe for removing skunk spray (baking soda, Dawn soap and hydrogen peroxide) and bathe Noah regularly. Noah may be more irritated around the perianal area down to his scrotum so regular bathing with a dilute antiseptic may also be useful; if the swelling continues you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My malamute got sprayed by a skunk 5 days ago I just found what mite have been a bit infected on his face

My dog got sprayed tonight at like 12 am. My husband has to work at 6 and I don’t have what I need to wash him tonight. Do I have to wash him immediately or can I tomorrow? And also he is a bigger dog and it’s hard for me to even get him in the shower. He hates it. I’m not strong enough to hold him down. Anyways I’m not familiar with any of this. This is my first dog. The smell isn’t my main concern, it’s his health.

my dog is Elgordo . he has gotten sprayed twice in the face coat mouth not to long either, I gave him a tomatoe juice bath, but now he has kidney injuries,, since hes on meds now diet , he went from a happy full of life dog..and full of spunk. hes only 7 years of age,,to young. I'm trying every thing even from let nature take its course, today he starts his kidney diet keeping my fingers crossed @ and doing a lot of prayering

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Kobe
Rottweiler
11 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

My dog died today. 3 months ago he was fine. But he got sprayed by a skunk. Did the skunk's spray infect him at all? Because he had no scratches or bite marks.
So I'm not sure what caused him to die from the skunk. After he got sprayed he went from healthy and happy to unhealthy and depressed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Skunk spray can be dangerous for a dog if sprayed in the mouth; whilst it is unlikely it may cause Heinz body anaemia but we would expect to see symptoms and death after a few days not months. I am not sure why Kobe died, but if you are looking for answers; I would recommend a necropsy to be carried out which may be able to shed some light on what happened. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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