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Around 10 last night my wife let the dog out as usual. Every once in a while she goes after small animals (the dog) that have gotten inside the fence. Last night I heard her bark, then growl. I didn't think much about until she came upstairs and into my bedroom and starting rolling around and jumped up to my bed. Wow, smells like burnt rubber and garlic.
I took the dog out on the deck and gave her a bath knowing it probably won't help. Went on to the internet and a YouTube video that of course said something to the affect " I know your first thoughts are to give your dog a bath, but don't". The suggestion was to make a mixture of Hydrogen Peroxide, baking soda, and dish detergent. Lather the dog well and leave on for 5 minutes, then rinse repeat. It worked well but the damage is done. The house stinks, I have the windows and skylights open, ceiling fans on. I lit some scented candles, helps some but the smell is still there.
This afternoon I went to Tractor Supply for some welding supplies. When I got to the checkout I heard a woman behind me remark to her husband that she smelled a skunk. I can hardly smell it but others still can. Going to be a long couple of weeks. It sucks, but I still have to laugh thinking there are a lot of worse things people go thru in life.


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Had a similar deal with my three Siberians 20+years ago. Let them oout at midnight, before weall sacked out. Windy, cold and wet. They got into a skunk..ALL of them and I had to wash them all , well into he early morning hours.

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At one time our "weenie"dog tangled with a skunk and lost. Tried all kind of remidies even the tomato juice bath. none really worked. Even 3 yrs after the incident you could wet her coat and rub her hard/fast the smell was still there.......................... drill sgt.
 
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My dog has been nailed three times this year. Pet smart has a deskunking bath which helps at $60 a pop.


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Either I am getting used to the smell or the mixture I used has worked pretty well. Now coming in to the house I can only smell a scented candle.


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Coincidentally my son had the same experience a couple nights ago. He called asking me to guess what he was doing up at 2am on a day off.

They live in NYC and he and his family were getting away for a few days up at my house in northern Westchester. He grew up there but when he let their dog out before bed he forgot about skunks and Miso had never met one before. Shortly after she came racing back quite fragrant. He used he same mix as you but castile soap instead of detergent. Hopefully she’s learned more than my daughter’s dog who was convinced he could kill it before it could get off a shot and lost every time.
 
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And I'm sure your pup was so proud of herself too. LOL!
 
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Tomatoes juice m bath
 
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Either I am getting used to the smell or the mixture I used has worked pretty well. Now coming in to the house I can only smell a scented candle.


Me thinks you used the best cleaning formula (above). What I found is the smell permeated the dogs coat/skin, and the dog sweats more out over a period of a few weeks. It may take an additional bath or two a week to lessen until the smell isn't noticeable.


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Ours tries to play with the black and white cat once a year. The spray is an oily substance that's reacts well with any soap designed to cut through oils. We have never messed around with tomato juice or other wives tale home remedies
The quicker you get them bathed, the better the result.
 
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I think one more bath with the solution I used should end what little smell is left. But I would rather wrestle a bear than to give this dog a bath. I don't know what happened to her before we got her out of a rescue center, but she hates water. We have a small steam out back and she won't go near her.


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You can try Nature's Miracle, which is an enzymatic solution to neutralize the skunk musk. I had to treat me Akita directly at the site of impact after washing her to finish the clean up but it really does help.

https://www.amazon.com/Natures...%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-15

You can also get it at most Pet Stores.

Mike


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You can try Nature's Miracle, which is an enzymatic solution to neutralize the skunk musk. I had to treat me Akita directly at the site of impact after washing her to finish the clean up but it really does help.

https://www.amazon.com/Natures...%2Caps%2C156&sr=8-15

You can also get it at most Pet Stores.

Mike




Thanks for the tip. I ordered a bottle since there is a spot on my dogs head that still has an odor. It didn't completely take the smell away, but it is better than before.


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The spray is an oily substance that's reacts well with any soap designed to cut through oils.

So Dawn would work?

 
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My presas killed dam near one of everything in Texas. Never got a skunk but it didn't stop em from trying. Probably got hit 30 times over 10 years. That gets old real fast and even now I get real nauseous with skunk smell from those days. For such a smart dog, they gotta be fuckin retarded to keep going at skunks like that. They'd squeal and be in some pain after they got hit, always in the face. Like direct hit.


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Dawn would work fine as long as you use the baking soda and peroxide. You need the dawn to break up oil from the spray.


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https://zymeaway.com


Best stuff I ever used to kill skunk odor on my dog.



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