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If your dog has the unfortunate experience of meeting a skunk, face to tail, here is a recipe that might help with the smell. I have tried many, many special "skunk" shampoos and rinses. Unfortunately, I have found none that work very well. The oil that the skunk sprays, gets deep into the skin and mucus membranes of the dog. So, even if you were to shave the dog bald, the dog would still smell. Using tomato juice and tomato sauce really just make a huge mess of your bathroom and the dog! Here is a recipe that is a bit neater to use and common ingredients you have around the house.
1 gallon of water
8 to 13 T. of baking soda
4 to 8 oz's. of Hydrogen peroxide
2 to 6 T. of regular dish soap
Mix the ingredients into the gallon of water. Pour over dog. Do not rinse off, let dry on the dog. Many people have had some success with this formula. The only thing that will fully take the smell away is time, time, and more time. And, in the future, every time the dog gets wet, the smell will return a little bit until it finally wears off in about 6 to 10 weeks.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 cans of Tuna in oil (do not drain)
2 cups of flour
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
Mix all ingredients together and spoon
evenly into greased (or Pam sprayed)
9x9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Cool and cut into small (1/2-inch squares) for a
delicious training treat for your dog.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me via phone at 734.941.7290 or email at Sue@CruisinClippersMobile.com.