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Video:How to Remove Skunk Smell From Hairy Dogs

with Debbie Anderson

Skunk smells can linger on hairy dogs. Check out how to mix a solution that will remove the skunk smell from your dog's coat.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Remove Skunk Smell From Hairy Dogs

Hi! I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com! If your dog has been sprayed by a skunk, the smell can be horrendous. So, today I'm going to show you how to remove the skunk smell from your dog's fur.

Ingredients To Remove Skunk Smells from Your Dog:

  • a pair of disposable gloves,
  • a large towel
  • a large bowl
  • a large measuring cup
  • a quarter-cup measuring cup
  • a teaspoon
  • a large plastic pitcher
  • liquid dish soap
  • baking soda
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • and a large spoon

Safely Apply Mixture to Remove Smell

First, pour one teaspoon (1 tsp) of liquid dish soap, one-quarter (¼ cup) cup of baking soda, and one quart (1 qt.) of hydrogen peroxide into a large bowl.  Mix these ingredients together in the bowl with a large spoon until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed together. After putting on your disposable gloves, slowly pour the mixture into the fur of your dog while paying special attention to not get any of the mixture in your dog's eyes.

Thoroughly rub the solution into the dog's fur until all of the dog's fur is lathered in the solution. Once the fur is saturated with the solution, allow the mixture to sit in your dog's fur for approximately five minutes.

Rinse Dog's Coat and Reapply If Smell Lingers

Next, use a large plastic pitcher to slowly pour fresh water over your dog's coat and push the fresh water through the fur with your fingertips to thoroughly rinse the mixture out of your dog's coat. Once all of the solution has been rinsed out of your dog's hair, use a large towel to thoroughly dry your dog's furry coat. Now, this solution generally gets rid of the skunk smell during the first application.

However, if you're still smelling the skunk smell lingering from your dog's fur, repeat this process until the smell is gone. Thank you for watching! To learn more, please visit us on the web at About.com!

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