Lately your pet smells like the garbage but he’s been no where near the garbage, well, it’s not the garbage that has gotten your pet it’s a skunk. Your pet came to close to the critter and got sprayed. So how do you get rid of your pet’s awful skunk smell? Here are a few things for you to do.
The first thing to do is check his eyes. Skunk spray is irritating and your pet’s eyes may have come in contact with the spray. It’s not harmful but it is definitely painful. Rinse out your pet’s eyes thoroughly with either eyewash solution or just plain cool water. Also, since your pet’s skin is smelly and oily so you need to give him a good wash. Take the bath outside don’t wash the skunk spray in the house unless you like the smell of skunk spray all over your house. Next, put on some rubber gloves to protect your hands and scrub your pet thoroughly with pet shampoo. Wash and rinse him a couple of times to make sure all the skunk spray is gone.
Here are a few mixtures you can use to help get rid of skunk smell. Get some tomato juice and pour it on your pet after washing and drying your pet. Tomato juice helps get rid of that skunk smell. Depending on your pet’s size, you may have to use several cans of tomato juice to get rid of the skunk smell. The juice needs to saturate your pet’s coat. Then let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes, rinse it off, and wash him again with pet shampoo. Keep doing this until you have gotten rid of the skunk smell or at least it is not very noticeable. The downside to pouring tomato juice on your pet is if their fur is white or blonde, the fur will be discolored for a few days but it’s better than the smell of skunk spray, right?
Give your pet a douche with Massengill. Massengill works wonders in getting rid of skunk smell. For small and medium pets, use two ounces mixed with a gallon of water, and for large dogs, double the amount of water. Pour it over your pet giving them a good soaking of the mixture, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then wash and rinse your pet with shampoo thoroughly. Another product to use to get rid of skunk smell is vanilla extract. The sweet smell of vanilla extract can help get rid of that horrible skunk spray smell. Mix 1 ¼ cup of vanilla extract with a gallon of water and pour it on your pet. Let it soak for about 10 minutes and then wash with regular shampoo and rinse thoroughly.
The last mixture to use is baking soda, liquid soap, and hydrogen peroxide. Mix ¼ baking soda, one teaspoon of liquid soap, and a quart of hydrogen peroxide. Pour the mixture over your pet and let it soak for a few minutes, then wash and rinse your pet thoroughly. You can also look for skunk spray solutions in pet stores to get rid of skunk smell. To keep skunks for inhabiting around your house, don’t feed your pet at night or don’t leave pet food out at night. Tightly close your pet’s food if you leave it outside and make sure there are no holes under your house where a skunk can enter.