I haven't blogged about my dogs in a while, but I took the free opportunity to give some advice for any canine owners out there. Max, our youngest dog, recently got skunked a few weeks ago, and his smell was naaaaaaasty!!!!! That same night Mylie felt very nauseous from the overwhelming smell and accidentally let out some poop inside the house! Skunk odor and doggie crap, that's not a very delicate combination!
Luckily, I was not there the same day when the skunk sprayed him, but it still stank really bad when I came home for spring break. My parents both did a very good job making the smell fade away with a few different techniques. So if there is anyone looking for ways to get rid of skunk odor, whether you have a dog or not, here are a few tips that might help:
1.) Vinegar Cups
ne way that helps defuse skunk odor is to fill some plastic cups with vinegar and place them in each spot of the house. It may not be a pleasant smell, but I guarantee it's a good distraction from the stinky canine smell.
2.) Tomato Juice
Spreading tomato sauce on your dog is one of the most recommended tips for getting rid of the smell. It may not work very well at first, but it will smell slightly better than the dog did before.
3.) Mix a Few Ingredients
Another way to clean your dog is to combine the following ingredients and rub it on your dog's coat:
- 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of dishwashing soap
4.) LOTS of Baths
Shampoo magic! It's a really good idea to give your canine a bath right every day until the skunk odor fades away. If you don't give your dog baths very often, it may be a very good idea to start doing it as a daily or weekly routine.
Hope this advice was helpful! It did take a few weeks to make the odor on Max's coat fade away, but now he smells a lot better at least. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment and ask me! :)