The best home remedy for skunk odor we know is listed below.
One quart hydrogen peroxide 3%
½ cup baking soda
2 teaspoons dish liquid (blue Dawn works the best)
IMPORTANT – DO NOT WET YOUR DOG before applying the remedy. Water will set in the oil-based skunk spray, and leave you dog skunky-fresh for months!
Step 1: Combine all of the ingredients
Step 2: Lather your dog (dry) with the remedy being sure to scrub all the way down to the skin. Be very careful around the face and be sure to keep this out of their eyes as it will burn! Let the remedy sit for at least 10 minutes..
**Do not let you dog lick themselves while they soak as this remedy can cause digestive upset.
Step 3: Rinse thoroughly - A good rinse is as important as what soap you use. If you leave a residue, the dog's skin can get irritated and dry.
Step 4: Contact The Fairy Dogmother!!!! 203-664-1128 or Andrew@FairyDogmotherGrooming.com or Corrie@FairyDogmotherGrooming.com
Disclaimer: Before starting, it should be noted that this home remedy to neutralize skunk odor on a pet's fur has the potential to cause discoloration to the fur. This discoloration will be semi-permanent, with some degree of fur discoloration lasting several months until new fur grows in. Therefore, owners of pets who participate in dog shows, cat shows, animal modeling, etc. should avoid using these remedies.
**NEVER, ever, store mixed solution in a closed bottle, sprayer, etc. Pressure will build up until the container bursts. This can cause severe injury.
Our De-Skunk Kit includes all of the ingredients in their proper proportions with full instructions, as well as our professional-grade deodorizing shampoo and spray for just $20.00. If you would like to purchase one, please e-mail us and we will bring one to you. We can drop it off the next time we are in your area.
Most skunking happens during the last walk of the night before bed time, or first thing in the morning when you're on the way out the door. We usually cannot come out at such a late notice to bathe your dog, so please be prepared with our skunk kit! If you do not have a De-Skunk Kit when your dog has been sprayed, the basic home remedy is offered at the bottom of this page...