Monday, May 2, 2016

How to De-Skunk Your Dog.

     If you have dogs who go outside unleashed (especially big dogs, and especially if you live in the country!) they are bound to get "skunked" every now and then. Rather than having to run to the store & spend money on store-bought de-skunking supplies, live with the smell, or make the poor doggy stay outside until the smell goes away- try this easy peasy de-skunking recipe! We have used it several times and it WORKS!

     *Note: The first thing you should do when you notice your skunky-smelling dog, is to check his/her eyes. If they are red, that means some of the skunk's spray went into his/her eyes. Flush them with cool water before beginning this de-skunking bath.*

Step 1- If you have rubber gloves- put those on now. Mix together 1 quart of peroxide, 1 tsp of dish detergent (I prefer Dawn), 1/4 cup of baking soda, and 3 drops of lemon essential oil (optional.)

Step 2- Wet your dog thoroughly.

Step 3- Cover your dog in the de-skunking mixture, being very careful not to get the mixture in your dog's eyes. Rub the mixture into the skin well to get hair completely saturated.

Step 4- Allow mixture to sit on your dog for 10 minutes.

Step 5- Rinse your dog thoroughly.

Step 6- Wash/condition your dog, as usual.

Step 7- Rinse well.

Step 8- Towel and air dry your dog.

Step 9- Enjoy your skunk-free dog again! =)

    TIPS: If your dog is prone to getting skunked, you may want to keep these 3 cheap, simple supplies on hand at all times! Do NOT store leftover mixture, if you do not use it all just dump it out.

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    1. You are very welcome, Romilda, I am glad you found it useful. We have certainly used it several times ourselves. Our big dogs seem to love getting skunked, haha.