How To De-Skunk Your Dog | Pet Talk


We all have our bad hair days. And our pets are no exception. So in tonight’s
Groom Room, I’m going to show you some simple
solutions for a few of the most common fur fiascoes. Hello, Clarence. Hi. And this is the
lovely Jackson. Tell me about Jackson. Jackson’s a rescue. He’s nine years old. He likes chasing other animals. And the only thing I know about
if you get sprayed by a skunk– if he gets sprayed, then I
subsequently get sprayed. The only thing you can do is
to put tomato juice on the dog. Is that true? Actually, it’s not. Tomato juice just
masks the odor. So what we want to do is break
up the chemical components of the odor, not just mask it. Right. So I’m gonna show you the proper
way to get rid of the smell. So what we have here is a
quart of hydrogen peroxide. We have a teaspoon of
dish soap and a quarter cup of baking soda. So I’m just gonna
pour this in here. Once the solution
is mixed, Clarence, you’re just gonna want to apply
it for about five minutes. Really work it in. So why don’t you put these
gloves on here, Clarence. OK. All right. And I’ll just mix
this together here. You just want to be careful,
too, when you apply this, you know. Because a lot of
times, the skunking happens in your pet’s face. Right. And so just be really careful,
really aware of the eyes. But you want to work
it in there, Clarence. Really, really work it in there. And you know, you can
apply this a couple times to get the smell out. It may not go away
all on the first try. He loves baths.
Yeah, he’s just– He does.
He’s so sweet. Yeah. So I’m gonna leave you here,
Clarence, to work this in. He’s like, I’m
getting a massage. This smells good. Daddy’s not gonna
smell anymore. Yeah. This is Sherry and
the lovely Elliot Jones. Elliot Jones. Hi, Elliot Jones. So tell me, Sherry, what’s
going on with Elliot? Well, Elliot is– he’s 2 and 1/2. And as you can see,
he’s very white. And what he has his whole
life are little tear stains that are running down his face.
– I see those. And they almost look
even reddish, too. Yep, yep. Tear stains are
really, really hard. Because they can be
caused by a million different things– allergies,
inflammation, clogged tear ducts. So we see them all the time
in veterinary medicine. And they’re just– they’re
really hard to get control of. So once you’ve ruled out
any type of medical problem that he could have, then we can
take care of what to do after. As those tears kind
of drip down his face, they’re just a great environment
for bacteria to grow in. But I’ve got a solution
for you to try at home. OK. It’s with a product that
I bet you have at home– contact solution. I do. It contains boric acid. That will help with
those tear stains. OK. We’re not putting this in
the eye, like we do as humans. We’re gonna apply it to the
fur with the tear stains. OK? OK. The first thing we want to
do is just kind of, if he’ll let me, kind of comb that hair. You want to kind of clean
as much off as you can. Hi, papa. I kn– oh.
SHERRY: Good boy. TINA OLIVIERI: Look how sweet.
Yeah and so you just want to– SHERRY: He loves being groomed. TINA OLIVIERI: He’s so sweet. He’s, like, leaning into me. Yeah. What a good baby. Oh, Dr. Tina, that’s so nice. Yeah. Yeah, so you just want to
comb out as much as you can. You can see how
the– the bacteria– SHERRY: Oh, yeah. TINA OLIVIERI: –kind
of coming out there. And I’m gonna saturate one
of these cotton balls here. And I think the first
thing we want to do– we can apply right to the face
very gently under his eye. Let me see here, boy. SHERRY: Good boy, Elliot.
– I know. He’s a good boy. And you can see already that
it’s making a difference. – Oh, yeah.
– Isn’t that cool? Wow. It’s a gradual
process, though. It’s going to take some time. And you just want to
give it that time. You can apply this
once, twice a day. Over time, you’re gonna
see a huge difference. And this is what we can expect. SHERRY: That’s so great.
Thank you. Yeah.
Thank you, Sherry. Thank you–
– Kisses. Kisses. –Mr. Elliot Jones. Yeah.

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