Dog Grooming/Skunk


What should i use to get skunk smell off my dog?

You didn't say how big your dog is or when this happened but no matter what you do the smell will stay in the coat until it falls out. You can eliminate a lot by using the standard tomato juice bath a few gallons of juice soaked into his coat and then rinsed out- may take a few times. There is another good recipe that I like better but it works best if done immediately

Mix together:

One quart 3% hydrogen peroxide*

cup baking soda

one teaspoon liquid dish soap

* white vinegar can be substituted, but it is not as effective

If washing a pet, keep the solution out of their ears and avoid their eyes and mouth. Wash thoroughly with the solution then rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. Use the solution immediately after preparation. Do not store unused solution.

Removing skunk spray is most effective during the first few hours after spraying.

good luck!

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ElizaBeth CRONK (Horch)


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