What To Do When Your Dog Has Been Sprayed By A Skunk

Spraying in skunks is a normal protective mechanism to protect them from potential predators or enemies. They spray when they are provoked or when they feel vulnerable. Some dogs are lucky enough to escape with just a few drops of skunk spray, but unlucky ones come home drenched with the smelly oily substance.

If the spray has hit your dog in the eyes, you may find him blinking fast while rubbing at his eyes. There may also be redness or tearing. Flush out your pet’s eyes using sterile saline eye wash. But if it’s not available, clean water can be used. And take steps to prevent your dog from pawing at his eyes to prevent injury.

Skunk spray has caustic effects, and may cause continued irritation. So if symptoms fail to improve, a visit to your Bolingbrook, IL animal hospital should be made. Read more here.

What To Do When Your Dog Has Been Sprayed By A Skunk

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