Skunk Spray Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Day

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Skunk Odor

Humans all know not to mess with skunks but unfortunately our pets often see them as a fun toy. It is not a question of if your pet will come across a skunk but of when. When the time comes you will want to get rid of the odor immediately! You won’t want to search the internet for a home remedies, run to the pet store, or make the problem worse by using soap and water. You will just want the odor gone! So don’t wait until your dog is sprayed, get SkunkAway today. With our new formulation you just need to add water, spray, and the odor will be gone in seconds.

Don’t wait until your dog is sprayed, get SkunkAway today

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New More Effective Formula!

SkunkAway is already a great product, but at Alpha Tech Pet we are always looking for ways to make our products even better. By working with an MIT scientist that is exactly what we have done. Our new formulation is safer, faster, more effective, takes up less space, and has a longer shelf life. All you have to do is add water to the powder and you are ready to eliminate skunk odor in seconds. The new powder formulation has a shelf life of at least 2-years, so there is no need to wait – get your SkunkAway today and be prepared. As with all ATP products we do our best to make them non-toxic and as environmentally safe as possible.All ingredients in our newly improved SkunkAway are GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

Fun Skunk Facts

1. How far can a skunk spray? Up to 10 feet-15 feet

2. How long does it take for skunk odor to go away on its own? If left untreated, the smell of a skunk can last anywhere from days, to two weeks, to a month (depending upon circumstances).

3. Why does skunk smell so bad? The complex oily combination of sulfuric chemicals, called “thiols,” is what makes skunk musk smell so bad. Humans can smell skunk musk in parts per billion, whereas other odors like cigarette smoke, can only be detected in parts per million.

The scent of skunk musk is due to primarily these two thiols:

  • 2-Butene-1-thiol (38-44%),
  • 3-Methyl-1-butanethiol (18-26%)

Skunk musk also contains thioacetate derivatives of the following thiols (these derivatives turn into smelly thiols and become even more potent when mixed with water, thus giving skunk musk its incredible staying power, especially when an animal gets wet):

  • 2-butenyl thioacetate (12-16%)
  • 3-methylbutanyl thioacetate (2-3%)
  • 2-quinolinemethyl thioacetate (4-11%)

A third compound found in skunk musk is an alkaloid:

  • 2-methylquinoline (4-11%)
  • 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • Teaspoon of liquid detergent

4. What are the effects of skunk spray? Skunk musk can cause sneezing, nausea, vomiting, and drooling.It can also cause temporary blindness if a pet is sprayed in the eyes.

5. How far can skunk be smelled outdoors? Downwind, skunk musk is sufficiently powerful to be detected by a human nose up to 3.5 miles away.

6. How quickly can a skunk recharge to spray again? Skunks are reluctant to use this weapon, as they carry just enough material for about five or six uses (about 15 cc).After it has been exhausted it takes approximately 10 days to produce another supply.

7. Should I wash my dog after being skunked? NO – water negatively affects thiols of skunk musk, making the oily substance resistant to being chemically neutralized.Chemically neutralize FIRST; then if needed, shampoo to help rid the coat of residual oils (which are yellow in color).

8. Home remedy for neutralizing skunk musk (when commercial treatments are not available):

  • 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • Teaspoon of liquid detergent
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