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    My Bulldog Gertie got in a little squirmish with a smelly skunk. She is now quarantined for 6 months at home. Please follow her daily blog at www.gertiethebulldog.wordpress.com Please leave Gertie a message every day if you would like, it will break up her otherwise boring day!!!

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    If he wasn't scratched or bitten why is he in quarantine?? Your vet would have told you what to bath him in to get rid of any smell??

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    What the heck is the 6 months for? Rabies is only a 14 day quarantine and that would be for broken skin from a bite or fluid transfer, so it can't be that... More info plz!
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    Gertie sure is cute!

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    Gertie wasn't scratched or bitten as far as we could tell. The big issue was that her 1 year rabies certificate had expired. We could not catch the skunk to determine if it had rabies, so in turn, following Massachusetts State Law, the dog must be quarantined for 6 months to rule out rabies. After 5 months Gertie will get her rabies shot, and 1 month later a follow up booster before she is released of quarantine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gertie the Bulldog View Post
    Gertie wasn't scratched or bitten as far as we could tell. The big issue was that her 1 year rabies certificate had expired. We could not catch the skunk to determine if it had rabies, so in turn, following Massachusetts State Law, the dog must be quarantined for 6 months to rule out rabies. After 5 months Gertie will get her rabies shot, and 1 month later a follow up booster before she is released of quarantine.
    THAT SUCKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gertie the Bulldog View Post
    ...following Massachusetts State Law, the dog must be quarantined for 6 months to rule out rabies.
    WOW! That is harsh! Especially when you consider that rabies is not a dormant virus, but very aggressive and will manifest itself extremely quickly. I feel bad for Gertie, but at lest she is at home! In Az if her yearly rabies license is expired, the dog is impounded or you can pay to have your dog quarantined at your vet (if they offer that service) - no home quarantine available without current shots/license.

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    yes, we were very fortunate to be able to quarantine her at home. We all know that our Bulldogs would not last longterm in a kennel without the proper care. According to our vet, generally rabies will show itself rather quickly, within a 14 day period. However there are cases in which it takes much longer for rabies virus to make its way to the brain and show symptoms - this could be up to 5 months. This is why they give the first vaccine at 5 months, and the booster at 6 months. Until than, at least we have her at home!!! She seems to have recovered for the most part.

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    That sucks SO much!!! Man, I feel terrible for you guys. It is good that she gets to be at home, though.


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    I assume she can go in the back yard, right? I guess I would make an agility setup and keep her busy physically and mentally.
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    Good luck through the rest of the quarantine. Wash down everything with vinegar and dawn dish soap. It will help de-skunk much faster. Ask @kazzy220 she just went through a skunking of one of her dogs. Keep blogging Gertie!

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    Welcome: to EBN!!! HRH wouldnt mind quarantine as that is all she wants to do any way... stay home. lol Good luck with it

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