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1- How long has it been since this happened?
2- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?
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Friend, the symptoms that you were seeing are directly related to the skunk spray. It is important that you keep a close eye on her and make sure her gums do not turn pale. There is a rare condition that could develop called "Skunk toxic shock syndrome." Basically what happens is that the spray destroys the red blood cells of the patient leading to severe anemia with a fatal outcome. I would keep her out in the open today with plenty of air. Keep monitoring her gums through out the day. If she continues to drink excessively or gums turn pale have her checked immediately by a veterinarian for supportive care.
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