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#1 Old 07-29-2004, 02:48 PM
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It's been nearly 2 months since my dog was skunked, but he still smells like skunk around his muzzle and when he gets wet. He's been washed umpteen times with a hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/soap concoction and with doggie shampoo.



Does anyone have any other suggestions or products they can recommend?
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#2 Old 07-29-2004, 03:10 PM
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There was one episode on MTV's Jackass where that Johnny dude got skunked - He then took a shower with a humungus can of tomato sauce. I don't know if it will work, but it couldn't hurt looking into it - if your dog doesn't mind. Wow, I learned something from watching MTV!
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Nature's Miracle makes a skunk odor remover. Only thing is, when the dog's been skunked in the face, it's hard to get all the fur covered w/o getting it into eyes, nose, and mouth. It will wear off eventually--it just takes a long time.
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They say that it's normal for your dog to still smell of skunk when he gets wet for up to a year or so after being sprayed.



In my experience, tomato juice doesn't work. It just makes your dog a pinkish colour. I've also used a product called Orange Peel, it works okay, but there is still a bit of skunk smell left over.



I've found the hydrogen peroxide/baking soda solution works the best out of anything I've tried. I use 1/4c of hp, about a cup of baking soda, a squirt of dog shampoo and a couple of cups of warm water. I use a sponge or cloth to blot it onto the problem areas, let sit for around 5 minutes, thoroughly rinse then shampoo.
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#5 Old 07-30-2004, 11:03 AM
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Thanks guys!



I heard tomato juice wasn't that effective, but some people still swear by it. Only thing is my guy is white, so he'd probably be teased by the other dogs if he showed up to the park pinkie-orange haha!



I think I've traumatized him enough with all the baths, and guess we'll have to live with it for the next TEN months!?! But I think I'll pick up all the fixin's you suggested and keep it on hand. Never know when the boys will try to make friends with a skunk again!
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