Removing Skunk Smell From Pets – A Home Remedy

Thats right folks time has come for Mr. Skunk to come out at night. Home remedy for removing skunk smell from pets

Here’s a home remedy for removing skunk smell from pets. Thats right folks time has come for Mr. Skunk to come out and bother your dogs and cats. They come out at night, get in your garbage and stink up your neighborhood. I have encountered my share of ‘Monsieur Pepé Le Pew. So have my dogs much to my dismay! It’s never a fun experience and once it happens the best we can do is lessen the smell and endure for a while.

Removing Skunk Smell From Pets – The Recipe

Following is a formula which works well on removing skunk smell from pets, or human for that matter. Nothing but time erases it completely, but this will help lessen the “stink” from the skunk.

1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup of baking soda
1 tablespoon of liquid dish detergent

Mix it all together and pour over problem areas while being careful around the eyes. Rinse well.

It probably would be a good idea to give a bath first just to get some of that spray off or your pet’s hair. If the skunk’s spray has hit your pet’s eyes, rinse them out immediately with water. If the eyes are irritated, red or swollen seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Other Home Remedies?

Hopefully this will help if you are ever in need of a good concoction to use on your pet. If you have any questions or a different method that has worked for you please comment and share it with us. I’m certain that everyone would be interested in learning effective methods to deal with this nasty problem.

De-Skunking dogs on

Adobe PDF with two methods

Thank you for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.

  1. Ann StaubAnn Staub04-21-2013

    My dog unfortunately likes to be skunked too much. She’s been skunked a total of 3 times now… The first few times I used the skunk-off shampoo at work. More recently I used this method. Definitely not fun!

    • treannetreanne05-05-2013

      I had dogs and cats that were sprayed a lot! This was before I had this concoction so all I used was a bath and tomato juice:). Smell was with us for a long long time!

  2. MariaMaria05-26-2013

    My dog was skunked a year ago. Many people recommend using tomato juice, however it did not help me. The only thing that was effective is lemon juice. It neutralized the smell of skunk!

  3. mutuelles chienmutuelles chien09-03-2013

    Had tried this and it really works for my dog.

  4. Aras AndrockAras Androck10-16-2013

    Great. Now I know how to remove foul smell from my dogs.

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