How to Get Skunk Smell Out of Cat

How to Get Skunk Smell Out of Cat

Cats are wanderers, and like all cats, they just like to explore and once in a while they come across the wrong type of animal, and that wrong type of animal happens to be a skunk. The skunk, when it feels threatened, sprays a potent chemical that makes sure cats will stay at a distance. So when your gets get back home, you might be a bit taken aback at what smell they brought home. So how do you get the smell out of your cat?

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  1. There is a big chance that your cat has been sprayed in the face. The cat may feel nauseous, vomit, or may feel disoriented for quite some while. It is quite possible that some of the fluid entered the cat’s mouth. You have to rinse its mouth with water and might even use a rag to clean it up. If the cat vomits, do not give it food for several hours. It should also not be active for a few hours. For the time being, it helps if the cat is in an isolated dry area such as a garage or the backyard.
  2. This will be a very difficult thing to do and you might want to call in assistance. The cat needs to gently get hosed down by a showerhead. Alternatively, you can put the cat in the bathroom skink and run cold water on its face. Make sure to target the eyes, since they will be most affected.
  3. Skunks can transfer rabies, check for any bite marks. If there is any, consult your veterinarian immediately.
  4. Skunk spray is actually an oily substance that can latch on anything and can leave a smell. You can make a homemade mixture with available household products using the following ingredients listed below.
  5. If the symptoms continue to persist, make sure to bring the cat to a medical professional to properly assess the cat.
  • 1 quart (950 ml) of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda,
  • 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap

Before applying the mixture, wear gloves. Apply the solution like you would do with a normal bathing session. Massage the solution in the fur let the fur absorb the solution and rinse after approx. 10 minutes have passed.  The hydrogen peroxide can cause colour change to the fur so proceed with caution. Make sure to avoid the mouth and the eyes as well.

After having finished bathing your cat, bathe the cat again, but this time with specially-formulated cat shampoo.

Skunks and cats do not enjoy a very positive relationship. Both are very stubborn animals and will not budge. To get rid of skunks ethically and safely, contact the professionals from Pest Control Burlington.