How to Get Skunk Smell off a Dog

Has your dog been skunked? Eliminate the odors by using these three techniques.

You will need

  • Undiluted tomato juice
  • Specially-formulated skunk shampoo
  • Hose
  • White vinegar
  • Liquid soap
  • Baking soda
  • 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • Bucket
  • Gloves
  • 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.

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!