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Levi discovered a skunk this morning on his walk :roll: Of course we've been bathing him using tomato juice and every shampoo we've got . I've been lucky so far , he's the first dog I've had that got blasted up close . Leave it to Levi , Mr. curious George . :lol: Any other good ideas to help rid him of the stink ? To top it off I have to go to work and leave him in the house crated since it's going to be near 100 degrees today . I can't put him outside :( Dave

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From what I understand, this solution works best to remove the skunk smell. I've never had to try it myself, though.


Removing Skunk Smell From Your Dog
If your dog has an encounter with a skunk, this solution should take care of the problem...

1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon liquid soap, orginal Dawn works best
A large bowl or bucket to mix in

Mix well, it will fizz when you mix ingredients together, and bathe pet in this solution. You need to really soak him and work the solution into his fur. Pay special attention to keep it out of your dog's eyes. These ingredients all have acidic properties and can cause painful eye irritation. If your dog's eyes are red and swollen, he may have been sprayed directly in the face, please contact your veterinarian about what you can safely put into his eye to help alleviate pain. You may want to use a washcloth, toothbrush, or a sponge on his face. Rinse well with clear water. This mix has no shelf life so it cannot be stored. This solution does work, however, you may need to use several applications for the smell to go completely away.
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Dave, I got this recipe off a Brittany hunting board I belong to. This will bleach his coat a little bit, but I've been told it really REALLY will get rid of the smell.

1. Mix 4 c. hydrogen peroxide with 4 tbsp. baking soda and 1 tsp. dish-washing soap.

2. Put cotton balls in your pet's ears to protect the inner-ear tissue from the cleaning mixture, which could easily drip in.

3. Don rubber gloves to protect your hands during this process.

4. Start with your pet's head, taking care not to get the solution into his eyes, ears or mouth. Apply a drop of olive or mineral oil to his eyes to prevent irritation.

5. Rub the mixture evenly into your pet's coat. It will probably be more pleasant to do this outdoors.

6. Rinse the coat with clean water.

7. Repeat if the smell persists.



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Dave - Karen is right this remedy works wonderful although it will lighten his coat. Mine have gotten sprayed several times!!!!
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Post by DonnaP »

Love those black and white kitties :lol: We STILL are trying to educate George on them! It only took Bentley one time to get skunked before he learned his lesson - he just barks at them now.

One good item to have on hand is MASSENGIL DOUCHE - Vinegar. Believe it or not it works fairly well. Got that trick from a groomer

The home-brew solutions work really well

I keep on hand a shampoo that I buy from PetEdge.com - It is called SOS - Skunk Ordor Shampoo. Unbelieveable. It is Hypoallergenic, too, and is great for all smells :P Their coat is really beautiful, too

Better invest in some Fabreeze for the house smells........
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Jack got sprayed by a skunk one time, I just went to the pet supply store and bought some deodorizing shampoo made by Cardinal that did the trick. In fact I still have half a bottle left.
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I've used "Skunk Out" available at our local pet supply place. Works pretty well and I always have it on hand.
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Can you just picture this ... A middle aged bearded man walking up to the counter at the store carrying a basket full of Douche :roll: :lol: Maybe in California , not in Montana :wink: :lol: Sounds like a Jeff Foxworthy skit .
Thanks for the info . A co-worker told me Rasberry Douche although he may have been kidding about the rasberry part :roll: :lol: Dave

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Dave wrote:Can you just picture this ... A middle aged bearded man walking up to the counter at the store carrying a basket full of Douche :roll: :lol: Maybe in California , not in Montana :wink: :lol: Sounds like a Jeff Foxworthy skit .
Thanks for the info . A co-worker told me Rasberry Douche although he may have been kidding about the rasberry part :roll: :lol: Dave
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Post by Karen_P »

Dave, how'd you make out with deskunking Levi? What formula did you use? Just curious what works best in these situations.

I know they do snake avoidance clinics down south. Sounds like they should offer skunk avoidance clinics in the north!
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My groomer used your formula and it worked well :D His head still smells , as he probably got a snout full :roll: He might not scent birds well for awhile :o Thanks for the advice everyone . He is throwing up now , but I'm not too worried . He was licking and licking and I'm sure the skunk oil and remedy didn't settle well :P Dave

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I can vouch for the vinegar douche - it worked great on one of my girls who got blasted right in the face. But, yes, it was quite embarrassing to walk up to the check-out stand with four boxes of the stuff... Of course I had to tell EVERYONE around me that my dog got skunked! :oops:

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