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” 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.

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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