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Old 06-09-2009, 06:01 AM
 
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Big surprise awaiting.....Yup, at 4 am this morning I let my three Dachshunds out to do their morning duty and low and behold there is a baby skunk on our deck....!!!

To make a long story short.....they all three got dusted with this little stinkers unpleasant odor.

Does anyone have some type of remedy or something I can purchase that will counter act the skunk odor off of them?
Also in all the commotion one came into the house while trying to settle the other two down in keeping them further away from the skunk and I believe it got on my carpet.....can this be cleaned with something to counter act the odor in the house also?

Thanks and I truly appreciate any suggestions, remedy to HELP with this dilemma!!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:04 AM
 
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Tomato juice is rumored to help with this.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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Odormute is what our groomers have used. It's enzymatic and helps in a large way, we also use it in the kennel if a dog comes in for boarding and has encountered a skunk before coming in to us. You have to use cold water though for it to work.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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My moms dog has encountered a few skunks and the Vet told her to use Vinegar to get the smell out..Never use Tomato Juice it doesn't work.. this is an old wives tale.
The most popular remedies contain hydrogen peroxide, to break down the chemical, baking soda to neutralize the odor, and a dash of soap to dissolve the oil. A common recipe is:
1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda, 1 tsp. liquid soap or dish washing detergent
Don't have baking soda in the house? Substitute a bottle of cider vinegar. And lather in more soap. After rinsing, add more diluted vinegar and leave it in.


Good Luck...
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:21 AM
 
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I bought some stuff from the vet, do not remember the name of it.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:21 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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I always use dish soap and a warm bath. The stuff the skunk sprays is oil based, and we all know what dish soap does to oil and grease. The last time my late Dobe was sprayed, she took a snoot full from point blank range. By the following morning after her Dawn bath, I could barely smell any skunk on her.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Manchester, NH
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Tomato juice does NOT work....makes it worse. I have personal experience with this as my jack russell got sprayed last spring. Make a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and a couple drops of dish washing liquid. (I forget the exact measurements...maybe a cup of hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup baking soda)....then bathe them in that. It works......you might have to do it couple of times, but it definitely worked on my dog. Also, to get rid of the smell in your house. Put coffee grinds on a baking sheet, and bake in the oven at 250 for a while...............takes the smell righ out! I did this last year too, and it really worked. Good luck.
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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White vinegar should work takes smells out alot but then shampoo again to get vinegar odor out.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: On a road heaven bound !
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Oh.... I appreciate all your replies! This is awful! They really got sprayed....!! Going to go and try the "mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and a couple drops of dish washing liquid." The ingredients make a lot of sense!!

Went out on my deck, omg.....it is terrible!! Hope that eventually will go away!!! Eating and barbecuing will definitely be on hold for a while.....

I've heard that the tomato juice didn't work.....will let all know how the peroxide mixture works!

Thanks....AngelaK, for the suggestion with coffee grounds. On my way to get that into oven....

Once again, Thank you, very much everybody!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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The mixture with hydrogen peroxide is great. Just don't leave it on too long or your dog will have "highlights" and I would worry that it might burn the skin.
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