Help! We need a home recipe for skunk smell remover "without" hydrogen peroxide. We understand it would bleach our Irish Setter's coat. Thanks!
By Sandy from Cleveland, OH
Many years ago, my Alaskan malamute brought skunk spray into the house & I did nor realize it until she had rubbed it into the carpet. My vet (female) vet recommended a solution of douche concentrate & water - on the dog & on the carpet. I will forever be grateful to her - it neutralized the odor on the dog, walls, wood cabinets, kitchen cabinets, carpet and all the cleaning rags!
My 12 pound dog was sprayed by a skunk tonight. Immediately, I put baby powder all over him. That's all I had at the moment. I figured that would soak up the skunk oil. I ran to the store and picked up baking soda, peroxide, and dish detergent (Cascade). Most websites claimed that this would be the best solution. So, I washed him in that, but he still stinks.
He was sprayed on the left side of the face and down the neck area. I was careful not to get the mixture in his ears, eyes, or mouth. I don't know what else to do he still stinks badly! Does Murphy's oil soap really work on dogs and is it safe? I know skunk spray is an oil so it's tough to get out. Help please.
By Lauren D.
Skunk Odor Neutralizer (You may have heard on BON-CC-41, same product, new name!) from BioWorld works the best! The Peroxide method will only work to an extent and not good for pets who have been sprayed around the face. Tomato Juice will only mask the odors (your nose just picks up the tomato but others will still notice the skunk). Many other commercial skunk treatments are alcohol based and can dry out your dogs skin,
Skunk Odor Neutralizer is natural and plant based. Safe to use on the dogs face (be careful around the eyes but a washcloth on the face and in the ears works great). It won't dry out your pets skin. Use dawn dish soap with the odor neutralizer for a degreaser to remove the skunk oils. Both should work great together! If the dog gets wet, the odor may return but just spray the odor neutralizer on your dog and that should help!
My daughter's dog got sprayed by a skunk. Is tomato juice really the best remedy?
I feel your pain trying to figure out what works best. I have a black lab mix who loves to mess with skunks. So I've had to figure what works through trial and error. Lots of error, like tomato juice (does not work). Peroxide/bake mix, after a few washes and drying his coat it does work. But the best I've personally tried is something called DoggiCleen. In just one wash it competely removes all the skunk smell. It was awesome and afforable. I love telling others about it, cause if your pet gets sprayed, you need this. I'm a believer and will always keep doggicleen on hand. You can go to the biocidesystems.com website for more info. I love it!
What else beside the baking soda, peroxide, and dish soap can I use to get rid of skunk smell on my dog and the house? I have also used tomato juice/sauce and diluted vinegar. Thank you.
The only safe and effective product I have found for skunk spray on my dog and house is odorxit concentrate available on the web.
My dog was just sprayed in the face by a skunk; what can I do?
Handful of bulk douche powder for each gallon of water. Pour and soak. I wouldn't put it in the dogs eyes.
What do I put in my dog's eyes after she got sprayed by a skunk?
By Monika L
Call your vet!
I am not usually one that immediately says to call the vet first and foremost. And for the rest of her body there are home solutions to help get rid of the odor.
But with her eyes, she definitely needs to see the vet. Anything from home could possibly damage her eyes and therefore her eyesight.
So please take her to a vet immediately. If you can't afford it today, then call around. Most towns have at least one vet that has enough of a heart and cares more for the animals than his/her pocket, and will allow you to make payments.
My dog got sprayed by a skunk tonight. Luckily there's a 24 hour vet close by to me and I was able to get skunk shampoo.
My dog got away from me, we live out by open fields and a river, when he came back I opened the door before i realized and he got skunked. He ran all through the house. I got the smell out of the house but not him. I tried the peroxide, baking soda and liquid soap mix but it didn't really work for me.
Tatopickr from Ohio
By Duane Sedoris
I appreciate all the tips! (09/10/2006)
What is the recipe for removing skunk odor from a dog?
My dog just got sprayed by a skunk. My house smells horrible. I see post about cider vinegar. Is it a certain type like apple cider, etc.? Also how much? Any help would be great.
Lisa from Burlington, MA
I found this remedy on 5 different websites.
Skunk Smell Remover
* can use white vinegar, but it's not as effective
Mix the ingredients in a large bowl, because it will boil up like Vesuvius. We are, after all, making an oxygen generator. Wash the dog with this while it is still foaming, because it is the oxygen which reacts with the thiols in the skunk stink to neutralize the odor. If it sits around, it will loose it's efficacy because the oxygen boils off. Don't try to store it in an airtight container, because it will blow up. The brew also works for clothes, humans, and unlucky cats.
Pet Smart sells a product called Skunk Free (07/19/2006)
Mix hydrogen peroxide with water. Add baking and dog shampoo. Mix and pour into a squirt bottle. Spray entire bottle onto your dog, being careful not to get it directly into his eyes and nose. Work it into his fur. Let it sit for five to ten minutes. Rinse, and your dog will have no odor. When he sits on your lap, you won't be able to smell anything.
Source: www.recipegoldmine.com, "improved skunk odor remover." (07/21/2006)
By Cathy from MA
How do I get the skunk smell off my dog?
By Cali5622 from Connelly Springs, NC
We've also used a baby shampoo (that doesn't hurt their eyes) by their face. You can also get a dog shampoo that doesn't hurt their eyes for around their head, but the dish soap seems to work better at removing the smell, so we use it on the rest of their body. (04/20/2009)
It worked, on me, so well, that I wasn't worried when I went to work that I smelled like a skunk. You might find it at your pet store, but will probably have to go online to order it. It isn't expensive, either. (04/20/2009)
Good luck with the de-skunking. (05/22/2009)
My dog was sprayed by a skunk and we seem to have gotten the odor out of her fur with dog shampoo, but I can't get the terrible smell out of her mouth. What do I do?
I would like advice for how to get skunk smell off a dog?
How can I remove skunk smell from dogs?