Dog got skunked? You need a skunk odor remover for dogs...now!
There are just a few ingredients that are very inexpensive to get to create a Natures Miracle Skunk Odor Removal Shampoo for dogs:
MeMeMe) Thanks for coming by and the great comments on removing skunk smell from your dog. This article has some really great additional tips to deskunking since I first published it. Some of our dogs don't seem to get past the allure of chasing skunks! Thank God Simon has been odor free and skunk free for awhile now!
I’ve had two dogs sprayed by skunks. The first attempt was a disaster – multiple attempts at cleaning/deodorizing before the smell was removed. While I was doing this, my wife had to go to work and unfortunately brought along a bit of the odor with her. A co-worker has a spouse that was a veterinarian and it was suggested that we use feminine hygiene product – douche. Of course, the next time the dog “got it,” I went to the store and purchase a bottle of concentrated product (along with assorted snickers and stares). I mixed up enough to make approximately one gallon and sponged it on the dog, allowing it to soak for several minutes. Worked like a dream!! No smell whatsoever and a soft coat as well.
Try this home remedy for removing skunk odor from dogs
Natural Recipes for Skunk Odor Removal | (DOG)SPIRED
Choose skunk odor remover that will help you get rid of the skunk smell on your dog. Since your must act fast when a skunk strikes, it’s nice to have everything you need on hand. The following solution has worked for many people and is a favorite among home remedies: mix 1 qt. of 3% hydrogen peroxide, ¼ to ½ cups baking soda and 1 – 2 tsp. dish soap. (It’s important not to store this in a closed container since the mixture of these ingredients creates pressure and could burst.) Another thing to keep in mind is the bleaching effect hydrogen peroxide could have on your dog’s coat. If this is a concern, try substituting vinegar for the peroxide.We have all heard of using tomato juice to get rid of skunk smell on dogs, and many of us have found that this trick doesn’t really work – it usually just masks the smell. But, because humans are wired for curiosity or because we’re just too lazy to go to the store, we keep trying other things. I present to you this non-recommended list of skunk odor removal remedies that some among us have tried (I swear to god) at least once:Wash your dog as soon as possible to get rid of the skunk smell. First use warm water to wet your dog and then, with rubber gloves and a washcloth, rub the skunk odor remover into the coat. If you have an energetic dog, a large plastic tub may help you contain him. Concentrate on the spots that were directly hit by the skunk spray, and be careful of your dog’s eyes, ears, nose and mouth. Leave the skunk odor remover on for 5 – 10 minutes so it can set, rinse thoroughly, and then repeat this process unless your dog suddenly smells amazingly fresh and clean (he probably won’t yet). Follow up with a regular dog shampoo, and then make sure you leave your dog outside (or in a closed room) until he is dry.Since skunk spray is an oily substance, the Dawn, whose slogan is "gets grease out of your way," is perfect for cleaning the oil off the coat. The baking soda helps absorb the odor just like it does odors in the refrigerator. And the peroxide helps lift the residue from the dog's coat similar to how OxiClean gets the grime out of your clothes in the washer. All these ingredients together help check, double check, and triple check that the skunk spray is removed from the dog's coat. Make sure you wash the dog as quickly as possible since the odor will set in, just as a neglected stain will set in your clothes.