Has your dog been skunked? Eliminate the odors by using these three techniques.
You will need
- Undiluted tomato juice
- Specially-formulated skunk shampoo
- White vinegar
- Liquid soap
- Baking soda
- 3% hydrogen peroxide
- Old clothes
- Sponge (optional)
Step 1 Wash dog outside Wash your dog outside to prevent the odors from getting in your house. You don’t want bigger problems than you already have.
Step 2 Use undiluted tomato juice Douse your dog with undiluted tomato juice to neutralize the smell; then give the dog a bath using a specially formulated skunk shampoo.
Use a sponge to get around the dog’s face, ears, and eyes.
Step 3 Mix bath solution Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon liquid soap, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide.
Step 4 Bathe dog Bathe your dog in this solution. Rinse it with water. Make sure to work the solution deep into its coat.
Step 5 Bathe in vinegar and water Bathe your dog in a solution made with equal parts vinegar and water. Bathe it again using 1 part vinegar and 2 parts water, followed by a rinse.
Step 6 Wear old clothes and gloves Wear gloves and old clothing when you bathe your dog. Soak your clothes overnight in undiluted vinegar to remove the smell. Good luck!
Did You Know:
A striped skunk can spray up to 10 feet and the smell may linger for 1 1/2 miles.