By Gary Bogue
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 8:51 am in Skunks.
I’m getting a lot of requests for this “Skunk Off” recipe to help people clean skunk spray off of dogs that have encountered those little stinkers in their backyards this spring.
Stick this formula on your refrigerator door so it will be handy in case you ever need it. It’s easy to make and as I said, it chemically neutralizes that very bad smell.
TAKE: 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (from a pharmacy); ¼-cup baking soda; 1 teaspoon liquid soap (I use Dawn). Mix it all together and wash the sprayed animal, massaging it in for about 5 minutes, keeping the mixture out of its eyes, nose and mouth. Rinse thoroughly with tap water.
Don’t bottle this stuff. The mix causes a mild chemical reaction and it could escape into a BIG mess if confined in a bottle.
Based on feedback from hundreds of users, this recipe, as listed, is a suitable quantity for a small dog. Double the above amount for medium-size dogs. Triple it for large dogs.
It’s amazingly effective. /Gary