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Anyone know how to cure disgusting smells?

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Teddy560, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. Teddy560

    Teddy560 Active Member Registered

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    So, charm itself AKA Teddy decided it would be lovely to find a long-dead rabbit carcass at the beach today and run around with it. He's had a bath and his teeth cleaned but his breath still smells of it. It's quite disgusting. Any ideas how to rid? I've got a dental fluid thing that you add to water that supposedly freshens breath already... I can tolerate the horsepoo fetish but this is something else.
     
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  2. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Oh no! I can’t offer any help I’m afraid but I can offer sympathy as a group of dogs I was walking decided to play tug of war with a dead rabbit :eek::eek:
     
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    I think I could have coped if it was recently dead. But this thing was a slimy skin of a rabbit. And I can't forget the smell!!
     
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    Oh gross - Harri once ate a mouse in a similar state of decay. It reappeared on my sitting room carpet some hours later.

    Just as well we love them isn't it!
     
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    is it mostly internal [breath, gassy bowels]?
    Or some inside & more outside?

    - spearmint or mint-extract in his water bowl
    2 to 3 drops to a quart of plain fresh water of NATURAL mint-extract, used in baking.

    - ginger-biscuits or ginger-nuts
    1 or 2 small ones, given in bits [not the whole thing at once].

    - plain or vanilla organic yogurt [helps him digest & excrete it]

    - Skunk scent remover
    Assemble the ingredients
    * 3% 1st-Aid strength hydrogen peroxide, 1 Qt [or liter]
    * 1/4 C baking soda [Sodium bicarbonate] - [use 1/3 C per liter]
    * 1 teaspoon unscented shampoo or body-wash, or dish-liquid [1 + 1/3 tsp per L]

    Buy a brand-new, never-opened bottle of H2O2.
    Have the dog already in the tub, & wet-down to the skin with tepid / gently warm water.
    Combine all in an OPEN container - it will EXPLODE if contained or capped!, so use a plastic tub or enamel bowl or heavy glass bowl, such as oven-proof glass. Liquid soap / shampoo 1st, then the powdered bkg-soda, & last, the H2O2 - pour down the side, all the way 'round, not directly into a heap of soda, & swirl gently to mix it.
    Wearing latex, nitrile, or laetrile disposable-gloves, or elbow-length dishwashing gloves, scoop up the madly-bubbling mixture with a plastic measuring-scoop, & work it into the stinky areas, clear to the skin, with yer gloved fingers.
    DO NOT get near the dog's eyes!, nor mouth, nor inside ears or on ear flaps - it's harsh stuff. // Let it stand for a minimum of 5-minutes by the clock; hold the dog's collar, ask them to SIT, & feed tidbits in tiny pieces, to keep them from shaking it off.
    DISCARD all leftover solution - the H2O2 will degrade to water, & it won't be effective anymore; it cannot be kept, it must be made fresh, each time. // U can safely flush it down the loo, once it stops bubbling actively; it won't hurt plumbing or the water-treatment process.
    After 5-mins standing, RINSE THE DOG VERY WELL with a hand-held shower wand, using tepid water, or use 2 clean buckets, one to fill under the tap while the other is gently poured over the areas of the dog's coat that are soaked with de-skunking solution.
    Remember this is harsh & drying to skin - get it all out & off the dog. Rinse every area at least 3 times, & be sure the water runs off clear, the last time. ;)

    That should eliminate most of it, but don't let him onto upholstered furniture unless there's a thick washable cover over the cushions, for about 10 to 14 days - that includes car-seats; the funk will get into the cushions & exhale every time the car is closed-up in warm temps. [Gakk.]
    In a week, if he still stinks slightly when wet, U can repeat the de-skunking solution, same way.

    HTH,
    - terry

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    Has the smell gone?
     
  7. leashedForLife

    leashedForLife Well-Known Member Registered

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    QUOTE, Caro Perry:

    Oh, gross - Harri once ate a mouse in a similar state of decay. It reappeared on my sitting room carpet, some hours later.
    Just as well we love them, isn't it!

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    My Akita when under a year-old visited my mother's farm - my younger BiL had been living there, with my sis & their 2 boys, & i hadn't been there in years, as BiL Gary was a foul-mouthed petty dictator with a short fuse, & he'd ruined quite enuf of my family holidays, during his residence.
    They'd moved to their own place [financed by sis Suzy's 60K payout for a serious accident], but Gary had left a few things behind. :rolleyes:

    While i'm in the kitchen getting her brekkie out, Moon goes into the cellar alone, b/c my mother had left the door ajar [being petless, she doesn't think of these things - the cellar is beside the kitchen, dug-into the hill for coolness]. She came out with a funny look on her face, licking her lips & acting abashed. I knew she'd gotten into something, so i turned the light on & went looking. Dammit! - rat-poison, an open box of bait, gone faded with age & the box is dusty, plus a shadow on the concrete floor of HAIR fallen from a dessicating corpse. "Eau de dead" is on her breath, too - she ate it!
    It's not even 10-AM; I'm home alone, there's no car, Mom's at work & won't get back b4 8-pm; I'm on a dirt road - my nearest neighbors are at work & won't be back for hours, yet; anyone who IS at home, is elderly. :eek:

    I phoned the nearest vet, 40-mins away by car, who's in surgery; I explained what happened to his receptionist, & ask her to see if the vet has suggestions for getting the dead / poisoned mouse out, B4 she digests it. She calls back 15 long minutes later, to tell me to give her 1st-Aid H2O2 orally, a few ounces at a time, until she vomits.
    I dig out the Rubbermaid baster we use for the Xmas turkey, take her outside on the grass, & squirt 2-oz of H2O2 down her gullet, past her tongue. She doesn't like it much, but I'm not taking no for an answer. Internal hemorrhage is a bad way to die. After a 2nd shot 10-mins later, she purges powerfully, & everything comes up... thank Goddess.
    I let her relax for a few minutes, then offer a little plain cool water, & later a thin gruel of oatmeal; she's OK, her tummy's tender, but it's all gone. I phone the vet, update, & thank him.

    Sometimes I swear that dogs & children are intended to make their guardians' hair turn white whilst still young.
    They can scare the life outta ya. :rolleyes:

    - terry

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  8. Teddy560

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    Thanks Terry for info. Will deffo come in useful in the future. The smell has gone now, it was on his breath.

    We've had a vomiting bug here but are on the mend today. Looking after sick kids, when you're sick and family are 6 hours away is pants.
     
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    QUOTE, Teddy560:

    ...We've had a vomiting bug, here, but are on the mend today.
    Looking after sick kids, when you're sick & family are 6 hours away, is pants.

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    oh, my! :( Poor U - been there, done it, & it wasn't fun. :oops: I hope everybody is much better, including the grown-ups. // Trying to care for someone when U are ill, too, is really tough.

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    After living in Canada and having many dogs sprayed by skunk I can tell you that bathing the dog in tomato juice does the trick every time. This is a well known remedy for stinky dogs in Canada and cheaper than any over the shop remedies. I use it when my two little white darlings feel the need to roll in fox poop.
     
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    Yep I have heard the tomato juice one, never tried it(but a couple of friends have) as amazingly, somehow, none of my dogs have been rollers of stinky stuff! not sure how I've got away with that after all these years..:p
     
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    Vinegar is even better
     
  13. Teddy560

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    Thanks. Will bear all these in mind as I'm sure they will come in useful with Teddy and his love for all things dead, decayed and the fecal matter of horses :)
     
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    I’m just about to test out a dog shampoo that requires no water!

    You lava the shampoo up and then just rub it away afterwards. If it works it could be a game changer, especially for winter! It smells amazing to.

    I will let you know when my review is up!
     

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