Try this remedy for removing the odor:
Mix the following ingredients together in a non-metal container:
One quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
¼ cup of baking soda (not baking powder)
1 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap.
Soak your dog’s fur with luke-warm water, then soap him up with the washing solution, taking care not to get it in
his eyes. Leave him soaped up for 5 – 10 minutes, then rinse well. You can use the solution to clean your own
clothes or anything else that got skunk smell on it in the process. When finished, discard all the solution down
the drain with plenty of running water. Do not try to store it; it will lose its strength quickly, and the oxygen gas it
emits can cause a closed container to blow up.
In addition to caring for your eskie’s coat, you also need to keep their nails trimmed. When the dog is
standing on a flat, hard surface, take a look at the nails. They should not be touching the surface. When the
nails grow too long, the dog can not walk properly.
Check your eskie’s ears every so often. If there is any dirt or wax build up, this can be easily cleaned with
an ear cleaning solution (made for dogs) and a large cottonball.
The teeth should be brushed a few times a week to keep tartar build up to a minimum. If you haven’t
exposed your dog to a toothbrush, it isn’t difficult to get started. Using a toothpaste designed for dogs, apply a
small amount to a toothbrush also designed for dogs. Let your dog investigate. He will probably start licking the
toothbrush. This is fine for getting started. Let him get comfortable with the toothbrush and toothpaste before
going any further. When he is ready, you can apply just the slightest bit of pressure to any of the teeth you can
see without having to handle the dog. Once he is comfortable with this slight brushing action, you can start
being more assertive. This should never become a chore or a wrestling match. Use patience and take as much
time as necessary for the dog to be comfortable with this new procedure.
Check your eskie’s eyes for anything out of the ordinary. If there is any colored discharge, you should get
your dog in to be seen by your vet. For those extra teary eyes some of our eskies have, the best remedy seems
to be keeping them wiped clean with a soft cloth moistened with warm water.
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|Keeping the Eskie’s coat gleaming, full and
|The coat should be brushed once or twice a week to keep hairs from shedding
throughout the house. When properly cared for, their snow-white coat keeps
them cool in summer and warm in winter.
|dissipate heat through their skin. Shaving the coat