If your dog tangles with a skunk, you and he both may be feeling the pain of the stench. Here's a de-skunking recipe to soothe the olfactory senses:
• 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide
• 1/4 cup baking soda
• 1 teaspoon liquid soap
(This recipe can be doubled for bigger breeds)
Wet your dog down with water and work the mixture through your pooch's hair. Leave the mixture on for three to four minutes and rinse. Be sure to throw away any excess mixture.
You can also try soaking your dog in tomato juice in the bathtub. Or, if you prefer, there are many dog odor removal products on the market that specifically target removing a stinky skunk spray!
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