It’s a smell you will never forget and my first experience with it was not with a client, but my very own dog, Gritz. A dog who is afraid to go off the porch at night, but one night decided to bolt off after something in the dark. That something was a skunk, and he got it gooooooood.
Lucky for me, I had had a conversation not even 48 hours before the “Gritz-ident” with someone who uses a formula made from hydrogen peroxide, baking soda & dish soap on her own dogs. I searched the internet for the recipe and BOOM, it worked. He didn’t smell anymore and we could let him back in the house.
Here is the recipe I used from the Humane Society on “De-Skunking Your Dog” and cannot encourage you enough to have some hydrogen peroxide on hand, the other two ingredients you probably already have.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG GETS SKUNKED:
- Keep them outside & check the eyes for irritation – flush with water if necessary
- Mix the following ingredients together – 1 Quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 Cup baking soda, 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap
- Use rubber gloves, wash your dog with the solution and leave it on for a bit (recipe times vary on line, I did 5 minutes, but don’t leave it on too long, peroxide can bleach fur), rinse thoroughly
- Wash them again, but this time with pet shampoo
- Treats for everyone, including yourself 🙂