View Full Version : OH NO...sprayed by skunk!!

07-17-2004, 05:16 AM
I just went to the door to let my cat in and there he was in a confrontation with TWO skunks!!!!!! The skunks ran away but not before spraying him and what a mess!! The poor little guy was hyperventilating like crazy, foaming at the mouth, his eyes were watering, his fur is orange where the spray landed and his skin underneath is all red.

I happen to have some left over "Skunk Off" from a few years ago when he got sprayed. He only got hit a tiny little bit that time and there was no problem fixing it up. This time he got hit BIG and everything smells real bad. Him, the house where's he's walked and, ME because I've held him tight to clean him up.

I'm posting here for anyone's suggestions on what I can do and any other information you may have about this happening. The stores aren't open for a few more hours (it's only 5:00am here) so I will be able to buy more "skunk off" and then does this mean I have to soak everything that he's touched, including me, with the stuff?
Will the smell ever go away? Will "Feebreeze" help?

I'm sure hoping someone can talk to me right now about this. I know I'll be able to get answers from the store or vet in a few hours BUT, right now I'm going out of my mind.

Please help me!

07-17-2004, 07:01 AM


lady had same thing happen to her cat...people had suggestions


de-skunking a cat,dog or other aminamal...lol


links may not work......only my second time doing it...

07-17-2004, 07:27 AM
Thanks Fuzzbutty
Your links worked (well, actually only one) and there were tons of suggestions there! I can't imagine there is anything else that wasn't mentioned there. EXCEPT.......how do I get the odour out of this room!!!!

Anybody have any ideas?


07-17-2004, 07:47 AM
which diddn't work?????????

i'll post again...hope they work...

the lady had EXACT problem...



hope they both work!!!:D

07-17-2004, 08:03 AM
They both work now! It was the first link that didn't work before but there was soooo much info on the 2nd one that I didn't mention it.

Thanks for posting again with both links


07-17-2004, 08:13 AM
no prob...i get emaild when it gets replied so i do asap...lol

i hope your little guy is o.k name.......?

and did you like the one that works now...did iether help...?

your welcome! if i see anything else i'll pot...cool?...cool!

well l8r and good luck!!

07-17-2004, 08:23 AM
My cat's name is Junior :o believe it or not. The explanation for that is a long story.

Loved both links actually! The tips were wonderful and I tried just about all of them so I'm not really sure which one worked the best. lol He smells better now tho' and I'm just concentrating on getting the smell out of this room!! I spend just about all of my time in this room on my computer! I've got the window open, have used vinegar on the rug and sprayed air freshner. Phewwww tho' the smell is still pretty bad!


07-17-2004, 09:14 AM
o.k i went surfing..the net!

on a site i found this!.....

The best skunk remedy is:
Baking Soda (1 LB)
Hydrogen Peroxide (1 large or 2 small bottles)
Dish soap (1 Tbls)
Mix together to form a thin paste and wash the offending surface. Rinse.
This releases large amounts of O2 which removes the stink.
This was orignally discovered by a reasercher at Argonne National Labs, who thought he was going to get rich, except when mixed together and bottled it is violently explosive.
My dog got sprayed 3 times while chasing 1 skunk. After washing with this mixture we could not smell a trace of skunk even while she was still wet. We will not go camping without the ingredients.

and if you are willing to pay $12.95 this...click the blue or purple...


and i'm still looking...o.k. i'm trying to help i feel awful for you!!!

07-17-2004, 09:19 AM
Awwwww FuzButBuddy....thanks for feeling so bad for me.
Everything is going good now that I've got all those tips. I've tried them all and one or more of them worked so everything is fine and dandy.

I can't thank you enough for taking the time to help me out.
You have a great day!

Your new friend,

07-17-2004, 09:37 AM
o.k i found this too!;)


see i'm still trying!!!!!!

hope the link works!:D

i'll keep looking!!!!!:)

me mum said itmust be horrible...sorry...:p

07-17-2004, 09:44 AM
well i found this too!!!yay for me!!!!

and the past link you can make and use in your house too!!!

it talks about getting it out of the house...

oh...just saw your post!
is the house smell better too?!!! i hope so and thats would be great!!!the pleasures mine!!!!!

alex or fuzzbuttbuddy:D

glad to help! if ya need ANYTHING let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

07-17-2004, 04:12 PM
Hey Alex!

I gotta tell ya that I had done a Google search and Jeeves but didn't come up with half the stuff you did! You must be way better at asking than me.

You'll be happy to know that the house is starting smell a bit better after doing what all of the tips told me to. I'll keep repeating everything and time will do it's wonders.

Thank you once again!
Sure do appreciate you being there to help me out.


07-17-2004, 07:43 PM
When we found Max at the shelter, he had recently been sprayed by a skunk! That tells you know much it was love at first sight - we drove home 2 hours with a skunky dog in the car!

We washed and washed and washed him. A few days later we realized what dummies we were. We had forgotten to change his collar! :rolleyes:

So . . I know you're not a dummy, but don't forget to throw out the collar!:D

07-17-2004, 08:26 PM
How are his eyes? I hope you ran clear water rinsing them. Skunk perfume can be acidic . Hope Jr is doing well.

07-18-2004, 09:40 AM
I'm happy to tell you all that Junior is doing very well now!!

The house and I are doing better also but there is more time needed there:)

Thanks for the tip Stacwase! I would never have thought of that with all the commotion going on.