A Stinky Situation: What to Do if Your Pet is Sprayed By a Skunk

Oh, the unmistakable aroma of that stinky spray from a skunk’s backside, and almost always at the most inconvenient of times! Dogs and skunks tend to meet more often than we would like, and once they do our pets often bring home that lingering smell as a  souvenir. 

The staff at Rocklin Ranch Veterinary Hospital has been there, done that. We want to share all of our secrets about what that odor is, how to avoid an encounter, and what to do if your pet ends up sprayed by a skunk.

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Preparations for a New Pet: What’s the Secret to Backyard Pet Safety?

Backyard pet safety should be considered before adopting a pet.

As long as it’s fully fenced, any old backyard is safe for pets, right? Well, a fence is definitely high on the list, but it’s not the only thing necessary to create and foster backyard pet safety. Indeed, there’s a hefty amount of required “pet proofing” in and around the entire backyard. Without this important step, you could be exposing your newly adopted pet to serious illness, injury, or accidental escape and separation.

Safe Haven

There are millions of pets that do not rely on backyards in which to conduct their “business”, but it sure does come in handy to have a dedicated place they can claim. While other pets employ litter boxes or depend on their owners’ willingness to walk them whenever they have to go, pets with their own attached yards enjoy a certain kind of convenience and even independence.

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