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If you read my thread a few days back, you know Brooks got some skunk spray on him a few days ago. So, we had him sleep in a mudroom night #1 but about 4 am he barked and I let him come into our bedroom (after spraying him with an odor killing spray) which leads into a hall but closed the doors to all other rooms so he couldn't go into the rest of the house as I know he likes to sleep on our sofa.
Anyway, he still has a skunky smell but it's tolerable, and so last night I put him in our room and thought I closed all the doors but evidently left one door open---and Mr Brooks got up onto a fabric covered sofa. OMG how that skunk smell spreads onto fabric.
Geez! How long before the smell is gone on him?
 

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Skunk smell is pretty tenacious stuff. Even when you think it is gone if Brooks gets wet you will get a reminder. The other thing that surprised me when my dogs have been skunked is that you do get used to it. I remember standing in a checkout line a week or more after Cedah got skunked and heard a woman behind me comment about smelling skunk. :doh:
 

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I don't think you stink. :p: Honest! But I'd bet that some of your clothing still has a slight skunk smell to it. Sorry, didn't mean to make you feel self concious.
 

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I remember when Duke got skunked his breath even smelled of skunk. :yuck: And, when they get wet after getting skunked it's pretty bad as well.
 

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You've also got the problem that the dog's sense of smell is so much more sensitive than humans' -- it must be a tough experience for the dog, as well.
We had an Irish wolfhound years ago who simply was not intimidated and she got sprayed to the point that she was WET with the spray when I got her in the house. We used to keep some tall cans of tomato juice for such occasions but somehow didn't have any when this happened, so we used V8 Juice. It cut the smell pretty well, but even after a couple of rinses with the garden hose, we had a pink wolfhound for a few days!
I don't know what to suggest for the couch -- probably a commercial odor neutralizer. Febreze might work, or you could see what the pet store has in stock. Good luck with it -- a whole diffrent smell when it's up close and personal, isn't it?
 
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