Loss of habitat is forcing more and more wildlife into populated areas, so even if you are a city dweller, your dog may encounter a skunk. There are several products on the market made specifically for removing skunk spray. Two such products are “Nature’s Miracle Skunk Odor Remover” by Nature’s Miracle, and “Skunk Off” by Thornwell Corporation.
Some suggestions for bathing a dog who has skunk odor:
Determine where the spray hit the dog. Depending on your dog’s hair type, you may be able to trim away or comb out some of the affected hair.
When you’re ready to wash the dog, only clean the sprayed area. Skunk spray is oily and can easily be spread all over the dog. Since you will likely have to repeat the procedure, save an all-over bath until the second or third washing.
Wash the dog with the following mixture:
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