Being the victim in a skunk spray situation is among the worst of nightmares. Not only is the smell absolutely awful, but the substance is oily and seems to repel water. In fact, water actually intensifies the smell…did you know that? I didn’t, and when my dog was on the receiving end of a skunk’s spray I was at a loss for what to do to remove the smell.
The first thing I thought to do was to put him in the bathtub, run the water full blast, and lather him with tomato juice…Wrong, wrong, and wrong! Upon realizing this was not the way to go, I did some research to find other options to remove the skunk smell from my dog.
1 Quart Hydrogen Peroxide
1/4 Cup Baking Soda
1 to 2 Teaspoons of liquid soap
Do not soak your dog prior to bathing him. Combine these three ingredients in a plastic container (the mixture will fiz because of the chemical reaction). Cleanse the affected areas by massaging the mixture into the dog’s fur, using a washcloth or sponge. Let the solution sit on your dog for 5 minutes, then rinse well with luke warm water. Repeat washing until the smell is gone. Do not put mixture into a spray bottle, as the pressure could cause the bottle to explode, and do not store it – use immediately.
This solution seemed to work well, but the scent did linger for a few weeks. I wanted to find a product that I could keep on hand in case my dog made enemies with another skunk, as well as research skunk repellents to keep them out of my yard in the first place.
The product I purchased was Nature’s Miracle Skunk Odor Remover, which is also used for skunk smell removal on clothing, furniture, people, carpets, and other contaminated surfaces.
I had the opportunity to use this product the second time my dog was sprayed by a skunk. Because it comes in a bottle with a squirt tap, it was very easy to apply the solution to the affected areas and massage in with a saturated washcloth. One washing later and the smell was 99% gone! I also used it to wash the bathtub and the floor of the bathroom, completely removing the skunk smell from the room.
Skunk Smell Odor Eliminator Remover Dog Cat Pet
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