With the warmer weather comes the pesty skunk. They love to come out during dusk and hunt for food and enjoy the summer air. Unfortunately, maybe you have a dog (like mine) that loves to “play” with them. It seems the past three summers in a row, my dog has found a skunk. This year (knock on wood), she hasn’t found one yet. We all know that the spray from the skunk stinks and it is very hard to get it out of dog fur. So today, we are going to cover some common skunk-spray smell removal for your dog. The key is to try and take care of it as soon as possible, once it dries into the dog’s fur, it will be even more difficult to remove.

  • A bath in tomato juice
  • Mixture of 1 quart 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 teaspoon liquid hand soap (not detergent). Rinse and repeat
  • Nature’s Miracle Skunk Odor Remover (found at your local pet supply shop)
  • Earth Friendly Skunk Odor Remover (found at your local pet supply shop)

Has your dog (or cat?) ever been sprayed by a skunk? If so, please share your story and let us know what method you used to get rid of the smell. If your pet has been sprayed in his eyes, mouth or nose, he may need medical attention. Call our office at 410-465-6218 if you believe your pet was sprayed in those areas so a doctor can check him out. We know that your pet’s health is very important to you, and it’s also very important to us at Dunloggin Veterinary Clinic.