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What are some ways you can remove skunk odor?

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When pets get sprayed by a skunk, one method used for skunk odor removal is to use a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, dishwasher soap and baking soda. Similarly, some other ways to remove this odor are to use different combinations of natural ingredients, such as vinegar, water and vanilla extract.

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What are some ways you can remove skunk odor?
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For a dog that is sprayed by a skunk, one remedy is to apply a mixture of 1/2 cup of vanilla extract to 1/2 gallon of water to the animal, allow the mixture to stay on for at least 10 minutes before bathing the dog with shampoo.

Another approach that can work is to use a two to one combination of water to apple cider vinegar, respectively. Apply this solution, allow it to remain on the dog's coat for at least six minutes before washing it off.

If these methods do not remove the smell, then pet owners can use a combination of 2 teaspoons of dishwashing soap, 1/2 cup of baking soda and 2 quarts of hydrogen peroxide. After mixing these ingredients together, apply it to the dog, wait five minutes before washing it off and then shampoo. This combination of ingredients may also be useful for household items or even people sprayed by a skunk.

Another option for skunk odor removal from a pet is to use a product called Nature's Miracle Skunk Odor Remover, suggests the Humane Society. This product is found in stores that specialize in pet goods.

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