26 Apr | Posted by Dianac109 | no comments |
Your pet has been sprayed by a skunk, besides the tomato juice what can you do? Yes you can go to the pet store to find a premade solution or you can make this one at home.
Step 1: Keep Fido outside. While you prepare the de-skunking solution, keep your dog outside after he’s sprayed so he doesn’t carry the smell into your house. Check his eyes; if they’re irritated or red, immediately flush them with cool water.
Step 2: Mix the Ingredients In a plastic bucket, mix well the following ingredients: 4 cups of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda and 1 to 2 teaspoons liquid soap.
Wearing rubber gloves, wash pet promptly and thoroughly, work the solution deep into the fur. Let your nose guide you, leave the solution on about 5 minutes or until the odor is gone. Some heavily oiled areas may require a “rinse and repeat” washing.
Skunks usually aim for the face, but try to keep the solution out of the eyes – it stings.
Step 3: Clean and rinse your pet. Rub the mixture through his fur, but don’t leave it on him too long (peroxide can bleach his fur). After treatment, thoroughly rinse your pet thoroughly with tepid tap water.
Pour the spent solution down the drain with running water.
Step 4: Wash your dog with pet shampoo and rinse thoroughly. By now, he should be de-skunked and smelling wonderful. Thoroughly towel-dry your dog.
If your dog rubbed some of the stink onto you, you can rid your clothes of the smell by using regular laundry detergent mixed with a half-cup of baking soda.
Caution: Do NOT make it ahead of time, and NEVER, ever, store mixed solution in a closed bottle, sprayer, etc. Pressure will build up until the container bursts. This can cause severe injury.