OK – not everything is rosy and smelly…
Few weeks ago, just before bedtime, I let him out the back yard to do his things. I call him, but he is not responding… suddenly I hear some leaf rattle and I see a large skunk waddling away… Poor Pao – he got sprayed… He didn’t move, he was in a shock (and so was I!)…
I found on the internet a homemade solution to de-skunk the dog that worked great:
- 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide (available at any pharmacy)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1 teaspoon liquid dish washing soap
Wash intensively so the Hydrogen peroxide will not dye the coat.
By the way – nothing helped the house. While pulling Pao in to the garage the whole house caught the smell that lingered for 3 days!!!
Pao is double coated. He has a downy undercoat beneath his shiny red coat. If we don’t brush his coat, he gets itchy and uncomfortable. We prefer using a nice rake shaped comb. The long coat doesn’t get tangled and the undercoat gets brushed out. When we brush Pao weekly we get less hairballs flying around the house and the allergy level is reduced.
By regularly brushing we were able to detect some stubborn burrs from his run about the park.