In the event your pet gets sprayed by a skunk here is a remedy for you.
A quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, a quarter-cup baking soda, and a teaspoon or two of liquid soap.
If possible, keep the pet outdoors when applying the home made solution to the fur.
The smell immediately dissipates.
Do not use tomato juice. It will only temporarily overwhelm the skunk smell. However, when you go outside to get a breath of fresh air and then come back in, all you smell is skunk.
Dogs do not bite without warning, usually baring the teeth or growling occur directly before the bite. Keep an eye on the dog's body language.
Tail wagging on a low and slow fashion
Backing away with tail tucked
Ears flat back or high on alert
Lip licking or heavy panting
Signs of friendly dogs
Mouth closed or tongue hanging out
Relaxed body posture
Roll over on the back for belly rubs
Tail wagging happily
Happy, relaxed face
Be sure to ask if you can pet the dog. Have the dog approach you and let the dog sniff the top of your hand. Do not pet the dog on top of the head they don’t like it. Don't stare directly into a dog's eyes and do not hover over the top of them. If a dog approaches you, Do not yell, strike at, or make sudden movements toward a dog that has approached. This may cause the dog to react fearfully or aggressively in return.
Have a plan before the storm arrives. Look into where you want your pets to go if there is a mandatory evacuation. Ask your inland family and friends if the pets could stay with them or contact hotels or motels. If there is an actual emergency the hotels fill up quickly. Some vets and boarding facilities will take them. Always find out what their policies are before an emergency. Service animals are allowed in Red Cross shelters. Remember, if it's not safe for you to stay behind, then it's not safe to leave your pets behind either.
Prepare a disaster survival kit for all your pets.
Current Photos of your pets in case they get lost.
Crate/Carrier to secure your pet(s)
Collars (with ID and rabies tags) and leashes.
Medical records, including vaccination history.
Number of your veterinarian in case you have to board your pets.
2-weeks supply of food, manual can opener, water and medication.
Sturdy bowls to store and serve your pets’ meals.
Hygiene supplies (cat box, litter, dog poop bags)
Toys to keep your pet(s) occupied.
Bring all pets inside NEVER leave pets outside during a storm. Keep the pets separated during the storms because the pets can act out due to anxiety.
Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area