So Fido has made a new friend and unfortunately, his name is Mr. Skunk! Yuck!
Though your dog may have had a grand old time chasing and playing with Mr.
Skunk in the woods, you now have a smelly situation on your hands! There are
many fancy products on the market that can help with your stinky situation but
before you spend your hard earned money, why not try a home-made remedy
first? The following de-skunking recipe was developed by a chemist and
should have Fido smelling sweet in no time at all!
1 Quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
¼ Cup of Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon of Liquid Dish Soap
If your dog has been sprayed directly in the face by a skunk you must wash his eyes
out with cool, PLAIN, water. Skunk spray has a tendency to burn and sting so you
should do this first and as soon as possible. Remember…USE COOL, PLAIN WATER
when washing your dog’s eyes. DO NOT USE THE RECIPE ABOVE FOR EYE
After your pup’s eyes have been gently cleaned, rub the home-made mixture into your
dog’s coat. Make sure you cover the coat completely…all the way down to the skin.
Again, DO NOT GET THE MIXTURE INTO YOUR DOG’S EYES!! Once you have
completely saturated your dog’s coat, thoroughly rinse his fur with warm water. Once
this is complete, shampoo him with your favorite doggie shampoo. That’s it! Easy! Your
best friend is now skunk free and smelling like a rose.
Important Note:Do NOT pre-make the home-made de-skunking
mixture! This mixture cannot be stored under any circumstance! It
is combustible and can explode if left in a closed container. What
you do not use on your dog should be discarded immediately