Emergency Deskunking Instructions

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skunk photo-canstockphoto0186323In an open container, mix the following:

  • 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide

  • 1/4 cup of baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon of a liquid dish detergent, such as Dawn

(This amount of mixture will handle a dog the size of a beagle)

  1. Wet your dog with water.

  2. Work the solution into the dog’s coat with a bath puff.

  3. Rinse the dog’s coat with water.

You may need to repeat if the skunk odor is still strong.

When done, dispose of any remaining solution. DO NOT PUT THIS SOLUTION IN A BOTTLE!!! Once mixed, the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda is no longer stable.

Use a conditioner  to restore the proper moisture to the skin. 


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