How To Get Rid Of Skunk Smell From Your Dog

How To Get Rid Of Skunk Smell From Your Dog

Getting sprayed by a skunk would rank top among the fears of many dog parents. Dogs are often mesmerized by skunks and may want to go closer to them. Being prepared would save you a lot of trouble if your dog gets sprayed by a skunk.

These are the steps recommended by some veterinarians for getting rid of skunk smell:

  1. Keep your dog outside to avoid spreading the skunk smell to other items in your home.
  2. Get a dedicated skunk dog shampoo. Using water to wash off the skunk smell will only exacerbate it.
  3. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands.
  4. Check your dog’s eyes to see whether they are irritated. If they are, gently rinse them with clean water.
  5. Shampoo your dog thoroughly and avoid getting it into their eyes. Leave the solution on for five minutes before washing off.
  6. Rinse your dog with warm water and check for the smell. If it exists, repeat the shampoo process until it subsides.

You can make a DIY skunk dog shampoo by mixing 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, 1 teaspoon of dishwashing liquid, and one-third cup of baking soda in a plastic bowl.

Please bear in mind that hydrogen peroxide is harmful to dogs if ingested. The solution may be harmful to your dog’s ear canals and eyes. Essentially, keep the homemade shampoo out of your dog’s eyes, ears, and mouth.

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