Get Skunk Spray off of Dogs

Green Skunk Deodorant will NOT make a dog sprayed by a skunk smell like flowers.   In fact, we haven’t tried our spray on a dog and have no idea if it would work.

However, there are a few things that you can do if your dog happens to have an encounter with a skunk of the smelly variety.

First things first – don’t bring a skunked dog into your house, car, dog house… The oils that make the stink will transfer everywhere and then those places will also stink.

Second, change into clothes that you don’t mind tossing out.  I’d also probably wear rubber gloves, too!   Then, give your dog a bath (outside if possible – skunk smelling bathrooms are not very popular)!  It might help to use paper towels to soak up the oil on the dogs fur first  and then bathe well.

There are numerous products on the market that help on the smell removal.  However, if your dog just got sprayed, you probably don’t want to wait long enough to go buy some…   So, mix up the following recipe:

1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon doggie shampoo or dish soap

Mix in an open container (it will fizz) and then wash your dog in this.   (Best to wash your dog in doggie shampoo first and then use this mix.)  Be very careful about getting the mix around the face.  Soap burns dog eyes just like it does people and hydrogen peroxide will make a dog puke – probably not something you’d like to happen right about now.  Wash this mix in, let it sit for 5 minutes or so and then rinse out.  Follow by another round of doggie shampoo.  Dry your dog in a towel that you don’t mind tossing out either.  The smell will be greatly reduced, but it will probably still smell a bit.

My old dog got sprayed one time and we used this recipe.  It helped!  But, he still had a faint odor about him… And, I goofed and right after the spray event, brought him into my apartment and all of those oils came right in, too.  I had to burn candles for days to get rid of the smell.

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/skunk.htm

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