Barking Wednesday - How to Remove Skunk Smell from your Dog
This week on Barking Wednesday I thought I would post a good way to remove Skunk smell from your dogs fur. A blogger friend had her dog sprayed a couple of weeks ago. ICKY!!! Since I have had this happen to one of my dogs - I thought I would share what we did
to get Bo smelling good. Use about 4 cups of Hydrogen Peroxide with about 1/2 cups of baking soda and 3 to 4 teaspoons of dish soap. Later into your dogs fur - making sure to stay clear of his eyes, mouth, nose and inside his ears. Keep rubbing the mixture into your dogs fur. This is a stinking job but make sure to really get the mixture into his fur. I would rub at least 7 to 10 minutes. Be really careful around his face - I used my finger to get into the tight spots around his eyes, nose, mouth. Rinse really well between baths. You should always do this treatment twice maybe even more times depending on how much spray the dog got on himself. Keep bathing him until the skunk smell has been neutralized. Gosh it is a stinking job - but something that has to be done. When I was growing up tomato juice was the answer. I can remember when I was young my dog Blackie got sprayed by a skunk while we were up north on vacation. The 7 hour car ride was a ride I don't think any of us will ever forget. I am old and I bet to this day my Mom also remembers the trip.
Since there are just somethings I can not let go of - for Bo's final rinse we used tomato juice.