How do I get rid of skunk smell on my dog?

Asked October 22, 2013, 8:32 AM EDT

My dog was sprayed in the face by a skunk. I bathed her with the hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and dish detergent twice but this did not work. She still smells terrible. How do I get rid of the smell? Thanks for your help.

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1 Response

Hmm- The hydrogen peroxide solution you mention is generally the best way to remove odor from pets. I have pasted the recipe below in case you were using something different. Washing your dog with tomato juice may also help. That has worked on my dog. For more information on removing skunk odor see http://icwdm.org/publications/pdf/skunk/skunkodorremoval.pdf
Recipe for skunk odor removal solution
1 quart (.95 L) 3% hydrogen peroxide (fresh bottle)
1/4 cup (70 g) baking sodium bicarbonate)
1-2 teaspoon (5-10 ml) liquid dish soap
Mix together in an open container and use immediately