A Skunk Sprayed My Cat – What Do I Do?

Skunks are quite the vile creatures when it comes to that despicable odor they give out when in danger, and if your pets have faced this wrath, you sure will need to help them get out of the misery.

When it comes to confronting skunks, dogs are often the ones that are ahead in the game, going up against these animals whenever they find them loitering too close for comfort. While they usually back down when the skunk releases the smell, some dogs are known to keep attacking in spite of the smell, and others are known to attack skunks several times even after they experience what these little creatures can do.

Cats, though, are quite cunning and usually stay out of a skunk’s path. However, if your cat is particularly possessive about its human owner’s home and has decided to confront a skunk, getting sprayed in the process, here’s how you can get rid of the smell and skunk control solutions.

Firstly, if you’re thinking of using tomato juice, don’t! The usefulness of tomato juice in the fight against skunk odor is highly debated, and this ingredient is known to be harmful to cats too.

A mix that seems to work just fine includes a quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, a couple of teaspoons of liquid soap – anything that fights oil, so dishwashing liquid should work better – and a quarter cup of baking soda.

Use this mix to thoroughly scrub down your cat, and then leave it on for a few minutes. Now, hose your cat down and repeat the procedure until the skunk smell has vanished.

Apart from the DIY method, there are also quite a few commercial products available in the market that promise to do away with a skunk’s stink, and you can use these too. We are sure whatever method you use, your cat will thank you for helping it out!