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I have a giant breed dog that took skunk spray at ground zero in the face and chest. This recipe WORKS!! Use it like a shampoo-- apply to wet dog, lather well and let sit 5 minutes and then make sure to rinse thoroughly. There was no skunk odour left when we were done.
We had to use this recipe once again last night for our mini poodle. It works great. I keep a de-skunking "kit" handy so can respond quickly, since this happens 2-3 times/yr. Next time I'm going to try Baby Shampoo as the "soap" since Duchess always gets it right in the eyes and nose. Once the dog is dry, I spritz her coat with a moisturizing detangler spray & brush thoroughly, so I have not had any problem with her skin suffering from the treatment.
I have personally used this recipe - double it for dogs up to 40 pounds and triple it for over 55 pounds. If your dog is a retriever or retriever mix you may need more. Sponge it in, get it to the skin and let it sit for a few minutes. What a life saver! I am now keeping the ingredients in my dog box for emergencies!
The peroxide is not good for the dogs skin. I know someone who used this, and the dogs skin actually dried out really bad, and they ended up at the vet for it. It took along time for the coat to come back as well. It also does not take the smell out. Your best bet is to call the vet for instructions.
Wow - this works great. My little Toy Poodle and my Bichon decided to play with a striped black kitty. Needless to say they didn't smell very good, but after a bath in this, they smell pretty good. Forgot to add, I heated this in the microwave so my furbabies didn't have to have a "cold" bath.
This works wonders! We applied and let sit for 20 min. Our dog is now happy and back in the house!!!
My dogs got skunked for the second time in 2 weeks tonight. This recipe is miraculous! I let it sit for a bit before rinsing. I also keep bottles of hydrogen peroxide and boxes of baking soda in my laundry room so I'm prepared. Thank you so much for posting this Claire
My dog, Popcorn, got sprayed last night. This is the same formula that my vet recommended and it works beautifully. I can't say the smell is completely gone but it's certainly mostly gone. I've just given her a final rinse with vinegar and water in hopes of reducing the last vestiges of eau de skunk.
This recipe is awesome! Last night around 11 our dog Lacy the attacked a skunk last night and was fully sprayed, as in saturated. She got into the house and managed to roll on the living room rug and my bed before I caught her. I made a batch; 1/2 for Lacy, 1/2 for my bed linens. Am making batch #2 for the rug. This stuff is miraculous! I used Ivory Soap (2T)and let it sit on the dog for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off. Thanis!
It is with regret that I have to tell you I had to USE your recipe this morning! It works like magic! I had to use double the amount because my Libby got fully sprayed! I had read too that white (basic) toothpaste applied like a paste afterwards helps with any leftover smells. Now my dog is clean and minty fresh! Now I just have to deal with the rest of the house! Thanks for posting!