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Skunk Encounters - A Smelly Dilemma

September 13, 2016
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An owner calls the office in need of advice.  The family dog was just sprayed by a skunk. What is to be done next?  Aside from the obvious and instantaneous change in body odor, for which clinical signs should the owner monitor the dog? What is the best way to eliminate the stench?  Are there any serious sequelae that may develop?  In today’s Tox Talks, we are going to answer these questions as we discuss the potential risks of skunk encounters.