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Home Remedies for Dogs: Treating Fleas, Bad Breath, & Skunk Smell « The Secret Yumiverse
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Of course, the best remedy for keeping dogs skunk odor-free is to prevent them from being sprayed in the first place. However, with skunk populations growing in both suburban and urban areas, chances are your clients will rely on you to return their odiferous pets back to their sweet-smelling selves.
But if not, then you’ll need a good remedy for removing that skunk smell from your dog’s fur.
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There are a couple of home remedies you can try, but you need to get started right away before the oil from the skunk spray totally saturates your dog’s coat and skin. Home Remedies for Dogs: Treating Fleas, Bad Breath, & Skunk Smell « The Secret Yumiverse
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An encounter with a skunk is a fairly common occurrence for dogs who get to run around in the woods. If the dog is too curious, the skunk will protect itself with its most potent weapon. And then you’ve got a problem: how do you get skunk smell off your dog? One reader offered an unusual remedy for this tricky situation.We have all heard of using tomato juice to get rid of skunk smell on dogs, and many of us have found that this trick doesn’t really work – it usually just masks the smell. But, because humans are wired for curiosity or because we’re just too lazy to go to the store, we keep trying other things. I present to you this non-recommended list of skunk odor removal remedies that some among us have tried (I swear to god) at least once:Choose skunk odor remover that will help you get rid of the skunk smell on your dog. Since your must act fast when a skunk strikes, it’s nice to have everything you need on hand. The following solution has worked for many people and is a favorite among home remedies: mix 1 qt. of 3% hydrogen peroxide, ¼ to ½ cups baking soda and 1 – 2 tsp. dish soap. (It’s important not to store this in a closed container since the mixture of these ingredients creates pressure and could burst.) Another thing to keep in mind is the bleaching effect hydrogen peroxide could have on your dog’s coat. If this is a concern, try substituting vinegar for the peroxide.Tomato juice is an excellent alternative for getting rid of the skunk smell on your dog’s face. It is a safe remedy and would not cost much if you are using it just for the face of your pet. All you need to do is, fill a bowl with freshly made tomato juice and dunk a clean cloth in it. After it is sufficiently soaked, rub your dog’s face with it.Some other suggested remedies include vinegar and water. Soak the animal and rinse, continue to repeat if the smell remains. He may no longer smell like a skunk, but he will smell like a pickle. Powdered douche kits are excellent for removing the smell, and others say bathing dogs in Sprite or 7-Up will do the trick.My frugal nature, combined with the fact that I try to limit my shopping trips to no more than two per month, prompted me to search for a home remedy for treating “skunked” dogs…