Yep, it happened all of a sudden I caught a whiff of that terrible skunk odor and panicked. The darn dog had tangled with a skunk on our front porch, and with logs being porous the putrid smell came drifting in. It was 10 at night and I was looking forward to a good nights sleep…..NOT…..that didn’t happen we were up until 2 a.m. washing a stinky dog. And when I say we I mean hubby did the dreaded task and I stood by for moral support, I even went to the store at midnight for more supplies. I was quite a sight in my pj’s and I’m sure I was stinking just like the dog and then my suspicions were confirmed. The cashier said, “I smell a skunk”, I had to raise my hand and say, “That would be me, my dog was just sprayed”. How horrifying, I wanted to crawl under a rock.
It was dark outside and about 40 degrees so we had to bring the dog inside to give her a bath. Just the short distance from the back door to the tub stunk the whole house up. We opened up every window and door, turned the ceiling fans on high and slept in a freezing cold house all night to air out the odor. We also couldn’t let the dog back outside so we were stuck with her in the house too.
I quickly googled what to use and here is the recipe that worked for us…. Our dog is a Shepherd and Shepherds have an undercoat making them about impossible to bath and get rid of all the odor. After several washings she is tolerable but not complete stink free.
- 1 Quart Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1/4 Cup Baking Soda
- Squirt of Dawn Dish Detergent
- 1 Quart Warm Water
- DO NOT WET THE DOG FIRST.
- Apply the mixture above with a sponge and work it into the affected area. Leave on the animal for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and repeat until odor is gone.