De-Skunking a dog

different methods to use

  • Use one bottle of peroxide, 1/8 cup baking soda and a squirt of dish soap. Sponge this on the dog and then wash off.
  • tomato juice is not recommended.
  • The top two shampoos were “Nature”s Miracle Skunk Odour Remover” – still required two baths and “NuHemp Botanicals Omega Zapp Skunk Shampoo” http://www.kicxnutrition.com This one was considered to work the best and is a Cdn product.
  • Nature’s Miracle makes a de-skunk stuff that works pretty well. Same bottle as the cleaner but with a skunk on the bottle.
  • Crest toothpaste – use it just like shampoo. This works much better than the tomato juice thing – yuk. And your dog will smell minty fresh!
  • 1 quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
    1/4 cup Baking Soda
    1 teaspoon liquid soap
    Mix in a bucket (it will fizz).
    Soak your dog’s fur, but be careful not to get any in his eyes.
    Use a sponge to clean off his head and around his eyes.
    Knead solution into the fur and be sure to get every part of him withit.
    Rinse thoroughly.
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10 thoughts on “De-Skunking a dog

  1. We once had to “deskunk” a 160lb bullmastiff at 2AM..

    after he rubbed his face all over the couch, my bed, his bed, the carpet, the curtains.. you name it.

    We *only* had baking soda and peroxide in the house.. it worked..

    but I’ve never been able to get him back in the bathtub.

  2. oh my….. probably not as bad as I did though the first time I got “skunked” 15 minutes before I had to go to work. only time for a really quick shower…. NOT fun. πŸ™‚

  3. yes actually I do…but not at 1039 at night, the day after time shift. πŸ™‚

    Oh..right tomato is acidic…but doesn’t lift the skunk oil off…you need something bubbly to do that and tomato juice just isn’t bubbly. πŸ™‚ Doesn’t get bubbly with peroxide either. Need to use something that will lift the oils of the skunk bomb. πŸ™‚

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