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Franklin Veterinary Clinic, LLC

Skunks are a very common visitor in Ruidoso. If your pet gets sprayed by a skunk try our formula:

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar,
  • 1/4 baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of dawn dish-soap

Lather your pet up and keep the mixture out of eyes, mouth, and ears. Allow the mixture to sit on the pet for 5-10 minutes and then rinse off.

In animals, once clinical signs of rabies are present it is ALWAYS fatal. The rabies virus is 100% preventable with proper vaccination. Not only is it required by law to vaccinate your cats and dogs against rabies, It is important for your animals health even if you think they are not exposed. Rabies can be transmitted to mammals, including humans by infected saliva, brain tissue, or nervous tissue. The infected animal has to be shedding the virus in the saliva when the bite occurs. The virus can also be shed through any of the mucous membranes such as the mouth or eyes. This can occur through a bite or an open wound. When the virus enters a wound that was previously there, this is considered non bite exposure.