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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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HELP Skunk!

Okay, I'm still laughing, but tnbsmommy called and Magnum, their recent rescue found a skunk!! Which Magnum also rubbed off on her!

She's on her way to Petsmart, but do you guys know of anything that will help get rid of the smell on Magnum (and her!) real fast?

I'll let her tell the whole story, but it's pretty funny!


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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 09:59 PM
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Re: HELP Skunk!

The gold standard for de-skunking is the Krebaum formula.

1 qt peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
dash of dish soap.

Let dog soak in it for about ten minutes, rinse, lather and repeat. Avoid the eyes. For areas around the eyes, I've heard Tricotine Douch works pretty well.

http://www.humboldt.edu/~wfw2/deodorize.shtml

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http://home.earthlink.net/~skunkremedy/home/
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Re: HELP Skunk!

One dog I knew just couldn't keep away from those slow little kitties. tried lots of tomato juice and shampoo. Helped some but time was the best cure. They say a combo of Hydrogen peroxide , baking soda and a little dawn dish soap works wonders but have never tried it and am not sure of the exact proportions of each. Someone else may know or Google it.
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Re: HELP Skunk!

Nature's Miracle makes a good skunk remover, but actually the
peroxide/soda/soap works well.

But no matter what, even after the washes, only time will make the stank go away, and so for awhile, wet dog has an extra kick, eau de Peppy LaPew!


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Re: HELP Skunk!

I just talked to her, she's at Petsmart talking to the groomer...I think she's going to try the peroxide treatment.


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Re: HELP Skunk!

Head and shoulders shampoo worked good for a cat that got skunked.

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Re: HELP Skunk!

We had Lacey, a bubble-headed Irish Setter, when we were kids that loved to chase skunks. The neighbors would see a skunk, then Lacey, then hear us chasing her yelling "Lacey, come back, no skunks!". A few minutes later, the neighbors would see us run by yelling "No Lacey! Stay away!" and a bouncy dog right on our heels. Lacey always caught up to us eager to share her new found scent. My step-mom would meet us all by the back door armed with several big cans of tomato juice. It was all that worked for us. I wouldn't mix it with anything else, though.

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Re: HELP Skunk!

In a pinch, coca cola will work well enough to neutralize the stink until you can get the dog to the groomer in the morning. I always swore by GG Beane skunk clean but heard the company went out of business.

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Re: HELP Skunk!

Tomato juice does not actually work. You can read more about that here:
http://soundmedicine.iu.edu/segment.php4?seg=213

The hydrogen peroxide/baking soda mixture is what I've found works best. Just make sure you don't leave it on the dog TOO long or it could bleach their fur. This happened to my friend's black Lab...she ended up with a brown-headed black Lab for a few months.


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Re: HELP Skunk!

My Oscar was skunked late at night last summer when there were no stores open in order to buy anything commercial. I remembered reading something about using cola to dilute the smell.

Well, I ran inside and grabbed a couple of cans of coke and within a half hour he didn't have that awful stench any more and I was able to let him back in the house. Of course he needed a bath the next day to get rid of all the sticky soda, but he smelled a hundred times better than he did the night before!

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