How to Get Skunk Smell Out of Pet Fur

Skunks are famous for their ability to spray a liquid with an extremely strong and unpleasant odour. There is a possibility that while you are away for the weekend, or sleeping during the night with your pet outside, your pet might have chased down a skunk who sprayed on it. Since the stink is quite unpleasant and you simply cannot stand it even for a second, the best way is to learn how to get the skunk smell out of your pet’s fur. Simply follow these steps and keep your pet outdoors until the stink is totally gone.

Things Required:

Commercially Prepared Skunk Odor Removers
Tomato Juice
Kiss My Face Shampoo and Crème Rinse
Dog Conditioner
Dog Grooming Sprays
1 tsp. liquid dish soap
4 c. hydrogen peroxides
Douche (such as Dr. Massengill’s)
Rubber Gloves
Dr. Bronner’s Bar Soap
Cotton Swabs
4 tbsp. baking soda
Garden Hoses And Attachments


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    First things first, mix 4 c hydrogen peroxide with 4 tbsp baking soda and 1 tsp dish-washing soap.

  • 2

    Make sure that you are wearing rubber gloves throughout this process. You need to protect your hands from not only the scent but also from the chemicals being used in the mixture.

  • 3

    Carry out this process outdoors since you will probably be creating a lot of mess.

  • 4

    In order to protect the inner ear tissue of your pet from the cleaning mixture, use cotton balls. Simply put them inside your pet’s ears and make sure that the mixture does not drip into his/her ears at all.

  • 5

    Start off from your pet’s head. This is because you need to be extra careful throughout the process of the head. You need to protect his/her eyes, nose and mouth. You already used cotton balls to protect his/her ears, now make sure that you protect his/her eyes. In order to do that, put baby oil around his/her eyes as it is going to protect him/her from irritation. Start washing his/her head slowly and carefully.

  • 6

    Start rubbing the mixture on your pet’s coat. He/she will most probably be trying to get rid of it, but keep rubbing it. Make a good lather around the coat and use a brush if there is a lot of fur on it.

  • 7

    Rinse the coat with clean water and make sure you scrub everything out. If the mixture remains in your pet’s fur, it will create a thick surface on top of his/her skin.

  • 8

    If the smell still persists, then repeat all steps.

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