I assume that since you are looking for information on how to remove skunk odor from dogs, your house is filled with the pungent smell of skunk.
Believe me, I sympathize with you! That smell, which burns your lungs and brings tears to your eyes is incredibly difficult to be around. You can only pray that your dog doesn’t make the same mistake again.
Don’t worry, you are in the right place. I would only recommend just the right steps you can take to remove skunk odor quickly and easily.
First Things First:
Put some old clothes and gloves if you have them. Gather some paper towels or an old rag or towel that is absorbent that you don’t mind throwing away. Start wiping down your dog, absorbing as much of the skunk spray as possible. Skunk spray is oily and is resistant to removing in water, so it’ll be easier for the long run to get as much of the concentrated spray off first.
Homemade Skunk Odor Remover:
If you want to make your own odor removal recipe to bath your dog, you most likely already have these products on hand.
This cleaning solution should be mixed and used when needed. It is not meant to sit for days.
– 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide (from drug store)
– 1/4 cup of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
– 1 teaspoon of liquid detergent
Mix ingredients thoroughly and rub the odor remover into your dog’s towel dried coat. Be careful to keep the solution out of the dog’s eyes. Let sit for 20 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with water and then shampoo as normal. Repeat if necessary.
If you live in an area where skunks make a habit of showing themselves, you might just want to follow these instructions for a natural removal of skunk smell from your pet.
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