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HELP !! My cat got srayed by a shunk

post #1 of 13
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My cat that turned 1 today just ran in the house ... howling , drooling and stinky !!! I hosed him off with just water to sorta help him ... NOW WHAT ? hES IN THE BATHROOM HOWLING STILL ....tHE SMELL IS BAD !!!
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by ms cat love View Post
My cat that turned 1 today just ran in the house ... howling , drooling and stinky !!! I hosed him off with just water to sorta help him ... NOW WHAT ? hES IN THE BATHROOM HOWLING STILL ....tHE SMELL IS BAD !!!

Tomato Juice?
post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks , But what do i do ? pour it on the cat or make a sinkfull and dip the cat ? Now i have to get some because i dont have any .. The cat quit howling and now is eating .. The smell is so bad ..
post #4 of 13
A chemist by the name of Paul Krebaum discovered a solution that chemically neutralizes skunk odor. The ingredients for the formulation are:


1 quart 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (fresh bottle)
1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
1-2 teaspoons liquid dish soap.
Ingredients must be mixed in an open container and used immediately. Never mix the ingredients in advance because oxygen released from hydrogen peroxide may cause a closed container to explode. The solution can be used on people or pets; avoid splashing the product in the eyes or mouth. Allow the solution to remain on hair for five minutes before rinsing with water. Repeat as needed. Do not use this solution on clothing — it may discolor the fabric.

I've used this on dogs and it works.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Oh this might work ... I have all the ingredints right here .. Thanks .. now i have to catch the cat with my rubber gloves and do the deed !!!! YUK ... Oh the SMELL..
post #6 of 13
Good luck getting the kitten clean and smelling clean too. Maybe you can try a scented soap for cats wich you can find at petco.I had this one that smelled like bananas.
post #7 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well thanks for everyones help !! The peroxide/baking soda/dishsoap mixture worked !! Mr Kitty is all dry now and a sleeping happy cat.. I just got done cleaning the bathroom and the smell is better ... Now im going to bed finally .. thanks again ..
post #8 of 13
Nothing like a little adventure to start the evening, eh?

I trust, by the way, that your cat has his rabies shots.
post #9 of 13
I'm glad it worked for you. Hydrogen peroxide is fairly cheap, so keep an unopened bottle around, just in case.

And I agree about the rabies vaccine.
post #10 of 13
Glad everything is smelling better I'd be keeping her inside now so no more "surprises"
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone, The smell is gone completly from the cat and the bathroom !! Thank goodness that was PEW-WEEEEEEEEE !! Yes Mr kitty has all his shots... And he is one of those cats who loves to rub heads with all the cats so he probably thought the skunk was new cat on the block and was his usual friendly self ... I usually get all the cats in at dark and Mr kitty was busy with the skunk i see now and thats why he didnt come in till 9;45 ... I have 13 cats here so letting them out in the day sure saves on the cat litter ... While getting all the other cats in during the skunk episode i noticed that one of the other cats, willy has a abcess/tumor thing on his under neck !! Now i have to take him to vet and hes on his morning adventure and nowhere to be found !! Never a dull momet here ...
post #12 of 13
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Originally Posted by luvmyfurbabys View Post
Tomato Juice?
That would have been my suggestion too. Wash the cat in tomato juice. Try to leave it on for as long as you can without rinsing it off (up to 20 minutes). Glad kitty is smelling better now and everything is well!

For anyone in the future though. While Peroxide works really well, it can fade the fur color. But if you're not too concerned with that possibility then I would go for it!
post #13 of 13
We tried tomato juice years ago when my 2 Old English Sheepdogs and Golden Retriever were sprayed by a skunk in our backyard (we lived on the edge of town).
My husband picked up 3 cases, large cans, and we bathed the dogs in it, coated their fur to let it soak off the shunk oil and bathed them with regular shampoo to remove the tomato juice. Have you ever seen a pink and gray Old English Sheepdog - and a stinky one too? While it took away the strongest part of the odor, they still stunk. My husband was not happy.

The peroxide may fade their color, but it didn't have any effect on the Golden Retriever or the OESs that we could see.
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