Animal gurus have said to me that a skunk will give 3 signals before it sprays. Here are the signs to run for the hills before it is too late: Skunk turns it back on you, then lifts its tail, then looks over its shoulder to take aim…after that you are a goner!
I don't believe that every dog learns its lesson by getting sprayed up close with months to forget about the idea. With one month of suffering through the intolerable stench in our home, on the carpets, in our clothing, on the dogs themselves and on our furniture I was forced to find the very best solution to my quandary. Here is what I discovered:
An excellent fellow has come up with a good answer if used right after mixing that appears to work miracles on the pets. I'll give you that solution in just a second.
In nature each animal (so I believe) has a natural predator or 2. One mate called to tell me that a skunk has one major predator, the Great Horned Owl. Understanding that I have not seen any of those creatures in my suburban neighborhood in more than ten years, I did not feel I could summon the Owl Gods to go to visit my yard. Therefore you're thinking about if I have created a skunk cure, and I have. What is it you ask? It's a two part answer, and 2 parts because I just found one missing piece that also appears to be part of the skunk puzzle. Do not get me wrong I have nothing personal against skunks in general, in fact I would likely believe that they were lovable had it not been for the current skunking we were given. There isn't anything in this world like an in the flesh experience with skunk juice.
No wonder skunks walk confidently through life. Maybe we should take a lesson from them.
Here is the skunk answer that appears to be working. You can purchase a great horned own statue that will stick to gates, your roof and other areas like the top bar on a swing set. Just the site of this fake Great Horned Owl will send a skunk packing pretty quickly. The dream of an owl in the moonlight is strong. The contented surprise that I ran across while researching skunk predators is that skunks are a delicacy for foxes. A fox will hunt down skunks and destroy them, that might mean eat them. My thinking is they eat everything apart from for their scent glands in the anus.
An excellent researcher who is in the club on scent care has come up with a line of shaker that have got the scent of a fox and other predators depending on what garden pest you are dealing with. This mixture can be put into a nylon and hung in a tree, or for skunk it can be splattered in the yard on the perimeter and all around your flowers and garden where skunks dig for grubs.
The ideal dog remedy if your pet gets sprayed is this: Equal quantities of Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda, and dish soap. As fast as you blend the mixture and see it frothing, and it will definitely foam up, stick the pet into the bath and let she or he soak there. It is fantastic how quickly the odour will dissipate. What I havent figured out ways to remedy yet is the smell that's still coming from within my one dog’s nose.
Tomato juice by the way, only acts to disguise the smell and does not truly eliminate it.
Hence check on line, I can't give the company name here, for the shaker of animal scents and stop those skunks from entering your yard, destroying your garden and potentially filling your home and your pets with a powerful smell that may make you really want to run for the hills!
Let your privative instincts take over and listen to the fixes that nature has provided. Get yourself some of the Fox Shaker remedy and stop any skunks form entering your yard.