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Web276

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I have a friend who is a dog groomer, if she grooms my skunk, is their anything he can “catch” if he doesn’t touch any other dogs or cats, but comes into comtavt with whatever they left behind.. ? She is a close friend who is very loyal to me and would never say anything.. I have bathed my skunk many times and my dog as well, but neither comes out as clean as when she does it.. he has had no shots, but is nuetured.
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Parasites come to mind but he is more likely to expose the other animals since it can be difficult to manage roundworms in skunks.

Regarding getting him clean, if you can put him in a tub or sink, suds him up and rinse, that is clean enough. Most of mine are bathed once a year.  Spot cleaning is sometimes needed and some get dry baths.
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He can be 10 feet away and I smell him, any advice?
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When was he neutered? If he is this year's litter, his smell will improve within a few months of neutering unless he is sloppy about his potty habits. Are you following the protocol for de-worming. The only skunks I have had with a persistent smell was because of parasites.
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Ok, so I got him a year ago, he was neutered when I got him and about 2-3 months old.. they said he was just dewormed, and I haven’t done it since.. I have washed him , but he still stinks.. like I said, I can walk 10 feet past him and know where he is hiding.., not that this mattered but his kitty litter box stinks awful too.. he’s a sweet animal, and I have no problem how he is, but he stinks bad.. even after washing him . So do u think this is a worm thing?
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Yes, skunk kits are born with roundworms. Kits and juniors should be de-wormed a number of times, then adults 2 to 3 times per year. I have taken rescues in that smelled absolutely horrible! It does NOT wash off no matter what is used. Potty box stinks too. 
Follow the instructions at the link below. Expect to see results in 3 to 6 months. Make sure he is fed a species appropriate diet. Inappropriate foods will cause stinky poop too.

http://mephitisadvocate.com/2015/07/de-worming-your-adult-skunk/
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