Do skunks attack pets?
The skunk is an
animal that no wants around their home. They not
only release the most obnoxious spray that one
can imagine, but they also carry a whole lot of
diseases and parasites that no one wants on
them. They can be very dangerous to your health
and make you smell like hell. They are truly
As bad as they are to you, they can be much
worse to your pets. That is for sure. They not
only can do all the horrific things to your pets
that they do to you but, more importantly,
skunks are prone to attack most household pets.
It is true.
You think that something like a big dog would
scare a skunk away, but these animals have no
fear of your pets. Because they know that most
animals are afraid of their scent spray they
show very little fear, however, they can also be
quite aggressive animals.
It is most likely that they will not go after a
big dog like a German shepherd or a Pitbull.
That would just be stupid, even if they spray
the animal. If a dog of that size gets sprayed
and is then attacked it is most likely that it
would fight back without issue. The skunk is
bold but not that bold. However, when it comes
to cats and smaller sized dogs you can be sure
that they will come after them for sure. That is
especially true if they feel antagonized. If you
have a small little yip dog it may not look good
If you think about it, dogs like terriers,
yokes, and the like are dogs that love to bark
and antagonize any kind of thing that they come
in contact with. If you have been walking by the
driveway where one of these animals lives then
you know exactly what is being talked about
here. They love to run out and start barking,
even nipping at your heal. The skunk will flat
out hate that and will very likely attack. This
is not a simple matter of it just spraying. It
will come right out and start to attack at your
A skunk has very sharp claws, especially in the
front. Because these are animals that will dig
to get at a lot of food as well as to get into
things, they have very sharp and long claws.
When they attack an animal they can be quite
ruthless in the damage that they can do because
those claws are so sharp they can dig into
almost anything. You also have to worry that
when they scratch your pet they can leave
parasites and disease behind from their nails.
They are dangerous in so many ways. Read more: Skunk
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