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Skunk Spray on Dog Sickens 10 Employees of Weho Vet Clinic

A hazardous materials team is called to the scene.

Skunk spray on a dog sickened 10 employees of a West Hollywood veterinary clinic, a county fire dispatcher said Sunday.

Someone at the clinic called the fire department from the TLC Veterinary Centers at 8725 W. Santa Monica Blvd. about 10:50 p.m. Saturday, dispatcher Ed Pickett said.

Firefighters cleared the clinic, and a Burbank hazardous materials team determined the odor was from a skunk, another county fire spokesman said.

Skunks can spray a foul, sulfurous odor up to about 10 feet. It is typically strong enough to ward off much larger animals, such as bears.

HiThere October 07, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I'm a customer of this vet (and love them), but I do an at-home cure for the times that my dog is skunk-sprayed: 1 quart hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid soap. Add some lukewarm water for a big dog, to make the formula go further. My dog has been sprayed 3 times, and this stuff has worked each time. Cheap ingredients you can buy at Rite-Aid or Vons. We live near a canyon, so skunks are a constant temptation for the dog. It's the same stuff that vets use, too. Just use it right away since you can't store it (it fizzes, and that will go away after a half-hour, which then means it's useless).

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