Skunks


Spring is in the air. Breathe deeply and enjoy the honeysuckle , jasmine and wild flowers.

First thing in the morning you might notice a hint of skunk in your neighborhood.  If you are really unfortunate your dog or cat might come home reeking of fresh skunk.



What do you do? My first thought is to run. If you do that your dog will probably chase you. I guess you need a better solution. I’ve heard people use tomato juice though I’ve never tried it.

One sure remedy is this recipe we have used for years:

1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide from the drug store
1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate )
1 teaspoon liquid dish soap

Apply mixture with a sponge soaking well. Let set a few minutes. Rinse well and apply some Suave or other hair conditioner. Rinse again. This mixture is very drying to skin hence the conditioner. Wear old clothes and heavy kitchen gloves to protect your skin too.
For larger dogs double or triple the recipe.

If you use this let me know how it works, or doesn’t.  If you have any questions call 704-888-4637




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Gwyn Mathis
Gwyn Mathis and her husband Terry moved to beautiful Stanly Co. 43 years ago to have a place
To breed and train their show dogs. Gwyn soon opened a grooming shop and boarding kennel.
She expanded to a new kennel building in the mid 1990's. Owners bring their dogs from as
far away as Raleigh to have them groomed and cared for at Tag'm Kennel.
The Mathises are members of Piedmont Kennel Club, The American Miniature Schnauzer
Club and are AKC Breeders of Merit. Can you guess how they got the name Tag'm ?