How to De-Skunk Your Dog

The following is a recipe for a mixture that is amazing at removing skunk smell. The important thing is to use it BEFORE washing the dog with shampoo, tomato juice or even plain water, these tend to "set" the skunk smell on the dog and make it more difficult to remove.

 

You need:

 

1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide

 

1/4 cup baking soda

 

2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid

 

 

Depending on the size of the dog, you may need to double or even quadruple this recipe. Mix everything together in a large bottle or small pail then apply to the dog, massaging it in well and making sure to get it right down to the skin. Let it sit for about 10 minutes then rinse thoroughly. You may still detect a slight skunk odor while the dog is wet but it should smell MUCH better once dry!

 

If there is any left-over solution, just pour it down the drain as the reaction between the peroxide and baking soda does not last very long.

 

Whatever you do, do not try to bottle it and save it for next time, the chemical reaction that occurs can cause the container to explode!

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