Did you ever have that experience late in the night around eleven or twelve just before bed when you go to check on your dog and you find out that your beautiful Pomsky has been sprayed by a skunk? If you just got a new Pomsky or this is your first dog, you might be really worried in this situation. You may not want to deal with the smell, and it might seem like too much to handle. You’ll most likely become frantic and wonder what you should put on the dog to get the substance off. At this moment, you know you need to act fast.
Getting the skunk smell off your Pomsky can seem like an overwhelming job and yet still very time-consuming. But by using a home remedy with just a few simple steps, cleaning your Pomsky can be much easier. You can do the job right and get the smell off faster than you would have thought.
The worst thing you can do to clean your Pomsky after a skunk has sprayed it is to wash it off with your hose or give your dog a bath. This may be very tempting at first, but because of the chemicals in the skunks spray, doing either of these will make it worse.
The Science Behind Skunk Spray
Skunks carry a group of chemicals in their spray called thiols. Thiol is the same chemical that is found in garlic and sulfur. A thiol compound is composed of one hydrogen atom and one sulfur atom. There is also another chemical that’s located in the skunk’s spray called thioacetates. This chemical is only activated when water is applied to the chemical, which is why washing your dog immediately with a hose is a bad idea. The thioacetate chemical then rearranges itself into a more potent substance and increases the disgusting skunk smell.
The easiest way to get rid of the smell is to use a formula that will change the composition of the thiol compound. Getting the smell off your Pomsky can be done with common items almost everybody has in their home.
Easiest way to get rid of the skunk smell:
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Keep in mind that one application works well, and two applications works really well. However, if you are at a loss of ingredients after only one, then apply the mixture once before applying the shampoo. This should still get the smell off. Also, if you are planning on bringing the Pomsky in the house to shower or wash up, keep any little children away from the dog, to ensure the smell doesn’t rub off on them. Especially if you don’t usually bring your dog inside, and make sure your home is safe first and all electrical cords are put away.
Cleaning your pomsky like this is really simple and will get the smell off if you do it immediately. Just remember that in the next few weeks when you give your dog a bath or when it rains, you might still be able to smell that faint skunk smell. But don’t worry, this fades over time.