Cure for Skunk stink? I don't know if this is where it should go?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Emzyyy, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Today walking in the yard a mother skunk and her two babies were walking through the yard and before I could grab the dog he was off! That skunk got him at LEAST twice. So we mixed Dawn Dish Soap, baking soda, and peroxide together and washed him but he still stinks a bit. Any ideas? Does Tomato Juice actually work?
  2. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Songster

    Dec 14, 2009
    Carmichael, CA
    just happened to us last week...... go buy "tecnu" is a poison ivy remedy that walgreens et al sell, we washed our dog a couple times with it, it worked. Tomato juice doesnt work
  3. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Lever 2000 Pure Rain body wash. Worked with just one bath on a Husky...that's proof enough for me!!
  4. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    This is "unfortunately" my specialty. I have a german shepherd who thinks skunks are friendly kitties. They always teach him that he is wrong. 4 lessons now and he hasn't learned.

    Our recipe/plan:
    1. if you get there right after the spray, use paper towels to remove as much "oil" as possible while still dry.
    2. Soak dog and wash with Dawn, regular old blue Dawn (not the fancy flavor ones). Skunk spray is an oil and Dawn takes grease (oil) out of your way.
    3. Rinse.
    4. Mix the peroxide / baking soda in a pitcher, slowly pour over dog in the fizz stage rubbing it in. Sit a few minutes.
    5. Rinse.
    6. Repeat whole process.

    About 4 times will take MOST of the smell away. We've tried it all, Massengill, tomato juice, the skunk remover stuff, you name it. We prefer the above recipe and keep ingredients on hand at all times.

    If it helps, I feel your pain. [​IMG]
  5. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    LOL he's in his crate in the house & I can still smell him coming up the stairs!
  6. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    Thanks everyone [​IMG] have to try these tomorrow [​IMG]
  7. ruralgirl

    ruralgirl Chirping

    Jun 14, 2010
    According to one study, smoke turned out to be the best remedy because it actually neutralized the odor molecules. If you happen to know an apiarist (beekeeper), ask to borrow his hand-held smoke machine and thoroughly "bathe" your stinky fellow in its fumes. (Apiarists use smoke to help prevent bee stings by preventing the bees from detecting each others' "Let's attack him!" pheromones.)

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