De-Skunk Recipe

There is nothing like the smell of skunk! It can bring tears to your eyes and make even the strongest stomach turn. There are many tales of how to get rid of the smell and just as many over-the-counter shampoos. The trick is to dissolve the oil that the skunk sprays.

skunk We have found one recipe that uses common household ingredients. Clients have found it to be an effective option.

Mix 16 oz. hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 tablespoon liquid dish detergent (Dawn works well) and use as a shampoo. Wet, lather, and allow to remain in contact with hair for 10-15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly. Avoid eyes and mouth. Concentrate on areas that appear oily.

If your pet’s eyes are irritated from the spray, you can rinse them with plain saline eye wash. If your pet is salivating more than usual, you can feed him or her a small amount of bread.

Good luck! And remember, if you're not up to the task, we always are! Please feel free to schedule an appointment at our Pet Spa by calling 248.650.5900.