Once a year our dogs lose their minds and totally forget what a skunk is. We have tried every remedy known to man from the tomato juice baths to enzymatic cleaners (which didn’t work.)
Our vet finally gave us an old tried and true remedy that has worked every time for us, and has worked for everyone that we have given it to. (Consult with your veterinarian before using.)
Here is the Recipe:
1 quart 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
¼ cup baking soda
1 teaspoon liquid castile soap (available at health food stores)
½ teaspoon lemon juice
Mix ingredients in a medium to large size bucket, as it will fizz up. Soak the animal’s coat with the solution, being careful not to get it in their eyes, nose or mouth. These are all natural ingredients, but they have acidic properties and can cause irritation. Using HandsOn Gloves helps keep your hands from coming in direct contact with this acidic solution. The gloves are beneficial, as you have to knead the solution into the fur all the way to the skin. It is important to knead and soak thoroughly, especially for long haired dogs.
Rinse completely and dry your dog. No more skunk smell. This solution changes the chemical properties of the skunk spray to break it down, so the odor is eliminated; not masked.
If any solution is left over, discard it immediately. The chemical reaction from being closed up could cause a fire or explosion. And again, please consult your veterinarian before trying this remedy on your pet.
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