Tonight while I was gone, my dog got sprayed in the mouth by a skunk. When I got home he was foaming and drooling at the mouth. I was wondering if skunk spray was harmful to dogs? What do I need to do as far as care for him after giving him a bath? Will the skunk spray hurt him in any way?
Most of the time the chemicals in skunk spray are just plain irritating. Once in awhile a pet or person can have an allergic reaction to it. I found I can deal with one skunk at a time but didn't so well with 8 young and angry skunks that were brought in in a garbage can. My asthma flared up.
Is your dog showing any signs of allergic reaction: swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing? If so, I do hope you've taken him to the vet by now.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.