My Dog Had An Encounter With A Skunk

 

My Dog Had An Encounter With A Skunk

Skunks usually go on their business without any problem, but they can be forced to spray at animals or humans if they feel threatened or when they’re provoked. In addition to undesirable skunk odor and possibly caustic effects, if the substance has entered the dog’s eyes, there are other things that you should check out for.

Wounds

When cornered and provoked, skunks can spray and use their sharp teeth and claws on the perceived enemy. So, make sure to check your dog for bites and lacerations after an encounter with a skunk. If you spot any wounds, it’s a good idea to see your veterinarian. Even if it’s only a small wound, don’t be fooled. It may only be the “tip of the iceberg”. Bite wounds can do a lot of damage to the skin, and if it’s left untreated, it can create a perfect environment for the development of an abscess in a few days. Take note that skunks are also potential carriers of the rabies virus. Learn more visit here.

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