Removing Skunk Spray from a Dog's Ears

My 26 lb dog Buck was sprayed in the face by a skunk. I used the baking soda, Dawn dish soap and hydrogen peroxide mixture to remove it from his face. However, unfortunately the skunk spray went into both his ears. I was thinking of using hydrogen peroxide in the ears with Q-tips and cotton balls to get whatever I could of it out. Does anyone have a better idea of what to use? I'd hate to cause him any ear problems. His poor ears inside smell so bad and he probably is getting it into his throat? I can occasionally get a whiff of skunk from his mouth and nose, but I carefully washed him in the tub with the skunk solution I made then washed his head with no tears conditioning shampoo and lots of water to get the spray out of his eyes. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for Buck in advance.


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November 5, 20180 found this helpful

Hydrogen peroxide and baking soda should neutralize the odor.

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November 6, 20180 found this helpful

Yikes...Poor Buck baby!!! Please, please, please call the vet and get their take!! Ears are so sensitive and that you have put anything in them concerns me (let alone the skunk spray). They can give you the best solutions to use (either a home remedy or something you can get from them). I tell you this so you can learn from my experience. Both my fur children have had ear issues (bad smells from yeast infections in both of their cases) and I was lectured by the vet not to never put anything in their ears without asking first...luckily I did no harm, but I was so upset about this that I tell everyone I know ears are vet territory!! Wishing Buck a smell free plan!! Post back what you learn!

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November 7, 20180 found this helpful

I agree with other posters that ears need to be handled very carefully. I think it would be safe to wipe the inside of the ear with the solution you mention squeezed out of a cotton ball.


I would be very careful not to let any solution drip into the ear canal. If I had a choice I would let my Vet do it.

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November 8, 20180 found this helpful

I would march to the vet straightaway if it's at all possible to be sure the spray didn't damage his ears and mucous membranes. I would be afraid that anything you inserted in there would damage him

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November 10, 20180 found this helpful

It may be safe to put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball and wipe around the outer ear but I would not put anything inside his ears without consulting his vet.
I feel sorry for Buck and you but maybe you could combine this with a "needed" trip to the vet?

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