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How do you treat dogs sprayed by skunks?

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The recommended formula for de-skunking a dog is mixing a quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, a teaspoon of liquid soap and a 1/4 cup of baking soda, according to the Humane Society of the United States and Dogtime. Use gloves, and keep the mixture out of the dog's eyes.

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Make the mixture immediately before use, as it can explode if kept in a container for long periods. Do not leave the solution on too long, as it can cause bleaching. After rinsing off the solution, shampoo the dog and towel dry. A dog may benefit from an eye wash if it has received sprays directly in the face.

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