mbc1963 Posted July 30, 2011 Report Share Posted July 30, 2011 Last summer, in the middle of a midnight, intense, thundery downpour, my dog got skunked. I promptly bathed him in skunk remedy (see link below), then drove in my wet PJs to the all-might CVS to buy more ingredients, then bathed him again. The peroxide in the skunk remedy dyed Buddy's black hair reddish-brown, and he walked around with red ears and sideburns for a long time. Now we're at the end of his shedding season, and the only hair left unshed is up around his ruff and ears. I detangled some of his ear-mats, and teased the hair out, and lo and behold, there were the reddish strands of last year's coat, still hidden away like a secret memory bank. So... how long before a dog's coat completely turns over? At least 13 months, I'd say. And, since the baby skunks will be stepping out of their dens soon, and getting all up in the faces of dogs when they should be running away, here's a reminder of the great skunk remedy: http://home.earthlink.net/~skunkremedy/home/ I've found that it works great if you get it right on and let it sit a while - long enough to dye the hair - but it's not something you can use on a dog's face, which creates difficulty! My first go-round, the smell disappeared compeltely, but last year, Buddy took the hit in the face/eyes, and I lived with the smell for a while. Mary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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