PUBLIC SERVICE REMINDER: IT'S SKUNK SEASON!

Beginning in February and extending into March is Skunk breeding season. Before you let your dogs out make a little noise and give skunks time to move out of your yard. If you come face to face with a skunk, stay calm and talk softly to let them know you’re there, skunks have poor eyesight. Skunks are very sweet natured animals and don’t want to spray you. Go about your business and avoid startling them.

Skunks will give you several warnings if they are scared:

1. They will stomp their front feet

2. They turn their backs to you

3. They will do a handstand

4. They will spray

There are various methods to wash your dog if he/she should (unfortunately) get sprayed. You should research this yourself, and find the best technique for you and your dog, based on their size, fur texture, and skin sensitivities. Here a a few "skunk bath" websites":  

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/what-to-do-when-your-dog-gets-sprayed-by-a-skunk/
https://www.humanesociety.org/resources/de-skunking-your-dog
https://vcahospitals.com/know-your-pet/skunk-spray-and-your-dog









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