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A Skunk Sprayed My 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


A Skunk Sprayed My Dog

I've heard that if you use something like one part distilled white vinegar to two or three parts water and you bathe the dog in it, it will completely get rid of the scent. It is the only thing that will work. Even those so-called "skunk scent remover solutions" don't work, according to an article in a hunting magazine. Try the distilled vinegar first. I think that's what it said to use.

PMZ (07/19/2006)

By Pauly-Wauly

A Skunk Sprayed My Dog

I found this remedy on 5 different websites.

Skunk Smell Remover

  • 1 quart 3% Hydrogen Peroxide*
  • 1/4 cup Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp Dish Detergent. The stuff for washing dishes in the sink, not something for dishwashers.

* 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)

By KayD

A Skunk Sprayed My Dog

When this happened on a camping trip, we used tomato juice lots of cans of it for a Boxer dog, but it worked. Just pour on the juice let it sit for a moment and then wash with regular shampoo for your dog. (07/20/2006)

By Michele

A Skunk Sprayed My Dog

This "recipe" came from and was submitted by a pharmaceutical company.

  • 1 bottle hydrogen peroxide

  • 1/2 bottle water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Dog shampoo

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:, "improved skunk odor remover."


By bbartlein

A Skunk Sprayed My Dog

My dog got sprayed by a skunk and tomato juice didn't work. Get dawn dish soap with degreaser and hydrogen peroxide mix together and wash dog. Beware the hydrogen peroxide will bleach black dogs. (07/21/2008)

By Sara

A Skunk Sprayed My Dog

Use Dove Exfoliating Body Wash, no kidding. It will get rid of the skunk smell. Or use any Dove soap.


By Cathy from MA

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