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Postby gizmom » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:58 pm

Help, I have never had this happen before the hubby's cow dog got skunked tonight, what is the best method to get the smell off or is it a wear off kind of thing.

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Postby Kingfisher » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:59 pm

Try a search here. Seems like there was a lengthy discussion not too long ago
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Postby branguscowgirl » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:02 pm

Dawn dish soap. It cuts the oils that the spray has in it. Though nothing works miracles. You will smell it for quite some time. But Dawn does work the best.
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Postby slick4591 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:04 pm

Dawn will also kill fleas.
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Postby gizmom » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:08 pm

Thanks y'all amazing I have lived this long and this has never happened to one of our dogs before. I hope never again lol she is stinking up the place. Again thanks I think a dawn bath is in her very near future, if I can get up the nerve to get that close to her ewwwww.

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Postby Fire Sweep Ranch » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:10 pm

We have had that happen, and used this recipe which removed the smell from the dog but NOT the bathroom where the dog was bathed!

In the plastic container, combine 1 quart hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid soap (dawn works well). Add lukewarm water if needed (for larger dogs). Mix ingredients well. The solution will fizz, as a chemical reaction is occurring. Use immediately - do not store. Scrub deep into the dog.

Our dog is westie, so WHITE. The mix not only took away the smell but made his coat really white!!! lol

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Postby gizmom » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:28 pm

She is a red heeler. To be honest if this got the smell off her I wouldn't care if it turned her into a white heeler! Lordy she stinks.

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Re: Skunked

Postby Kingfisher » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:31 pm

slick4591 wrote:Dawn will also kill fleas.

That's good to know! My hounds have em and I'm not having much success killing em. Will a spray bottle solution work?
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Postby slick4591 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:34 pm

I used it in a bath on some new pups I brought home. Those two guys were eaten up with them and the dead fleas were making the suds look like French vanilla ice cream.
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Re: Skunked

Postby Kingfisher » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:57 pm

I've been mixing some permectin but it doesn't seem to have much if any effect...anybody got a good kill flea remedy?
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Re: Skunked

Postby Alan » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:16 pm

Okay two things, I'm not trying to be an azz..... Sorry.

Dawn for killing fleas??? Really why did we not hear of this years ago? Try frontline, advantage, or revolution, but use it right get it on the skin not just in the the hair.

Skunk, years ago I had two or three times it was needed. Soak the dog with warm water and scrub the crap out of him/her with tomatoe juice. Sounds weird but it does/did work. Good luck getting skunk out is not fun.
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Re: Skunked

Postby Williamsv » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:41 pm

I have always heard to bathe your dog in tomato juice to remove the skunk odor. Never had the problem, but let us know what works.
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Re: Skunked

Postby M5farm » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:18 am

Alan wrote:Okay two things, I'm not trying to be an azz..... Sorry.

Dawn for killing fleas??? Really why did we not hear of this years ago? Try frontline, advantage, or revolution, but use it right get it on the skin not just in the the hair.

Skunk, years ago I had two or three times it was needed. Soak the dog with warm water and scrub the crap out of him/her with tomatoe juice. Sounds weird but it does/did work. Good luck getting skunk out is not fun.



dawn has been used for years for washing animals. they even have a picture of a duck covered in oil on it some times.
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Re: Skunked

Postby Bez__ » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:27 am

Just leave the dog outside - it takes about three weeks but the smell goes away

While that happens you will get used to it and it will keep the neighbours out of the yard as well

Tonnes of ways to get rid of the smell - some work well and some are schitte - you will see them both on this thread if it goes long enough.

There are worse smells trust me. In the meantime good luck and do not panic - it could have been worse - it could have been you. (Got that T shirt).

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Re: Skunked

Postby chippie » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:44 am

The peroxide/baking soda/dish soap works the best. Wear rubber gloves.
The worst skunk experiences that I have had is when the skunk sprays next to the house and the scent is drawn into the house through the open bedroom window. That will wake you in a hurry.
I think that Dawn subdues fleas due to it's degreasing qualities. The flea suffocates.
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