Wild Animal Encounters
Most companion dogs will never encounter any particularly scary wild animals. The closest they may come is meeting up with a rabbit, squirrel, or skunk. Generally, the most damage these encounters will offer is a few cuts or scratches. However, if your dog meets up with a skunk, additional measures will be required.
If your dog has been sprayed by a skunk, you’ll need to give him a good bath to get rid of the scent. Ordinary shampoos probably won’t do the trick, so use a commercial anti-skunk remedy available at most pet stores. Wet your dog, rub the remedy on, and let it set in for a few minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly.