What Is the Way to Get the Skunk Smell Off a Dog?


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To get the skunk smell off of a dog, the dog's owner needs to create a solution with 1/4 cup of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of liquid hand soap and 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. It is important to remove the smell as quickly as possible because the smell will settle overnight, and then it will be much harder to get rid of the next day.

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This homemade solution is particularly useful because it can cut through the chemical compounds in the skunk smell. The solution should be massaged into the fur and the skin all over the dog, but should not touch his or her eyes. Then the solution should be thoroughly rinsed out. If the smell is still there, feel free to repeat as many times as necessary.

If the dog has very long hair then the hair might have to be trimmed to completely get rid of the skunk smell. The dog should also be bathed outdoors because if the smell gets indoors then it will be impossible to get out of the home. If the dog was sprayed in the face by the skunk then the dog should first be taken to the veterinary office before the bathing process.

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