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Skunk Scent Remover

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Old Texas Marine, Dec 15, 2009.

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  1. Old Texas Marine

    Old Texas Marine Member

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    I have misplaced my recipe for a mix of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and I believe baking soda that when applied to dogs will remove the skunk smell.

    I've used it with success in the past and have a friend that needs it desperately.

    If anyone has the recipe handy please post, email or PM it to me.

    Thanks in advance.

    HBT
     
  2. dhip

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    1 qt hydrogen peroxide
    1/4 cup baking soda
    1 tsp liquid detergent
    bathe-after 5 min rinse
     
  3. shooterIII

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    Is this the one?

    From the “North American Hunter” article by gun dog writer Joe Arnette.

    Question: My pointer was sprayed by a skunk. I washed him with tomato juice, which I think helped with the odor, but friends say he still smells like a skunk. Any suggestions on how to really eliminate skunk odor?

    Answer: Tomato juice has long been a folk remedy for removing skunk odor. However, according to chemist who have analyzed the makeup of skunk “juice,” it doesn’t work. They say tomatoes only mask the skunky odor at the same time that our noses suffer from “olfactory fatigue,” a condition in which nasal receptors are overwhelmed and no longer detect particular smells—perhaps that’s why you can’t smell your dog but others can.
    Without getting into the complex chemistry of skunk spray, de-skunking requires a product that neutralizes the smelly compounds. Fortunately, there is such a concoction (invented by a chemist) that you can make from readily available ingredients. In a bucket, mix 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of liquid soap or detergent. Soak your dog with water, work the mixture into its fur (keep it away from its eyes), leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse thoroughly. Don’t try to store the de-skunking mixture: the combination of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda can blow the lids off containers. Note that skunk spray won’t permanently damage a dog’s eyes, but they might be red and painful. If inflammation persists, see your veterinarian.
     
  4. need to shoot more

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    Honest as the day is long, womens douche works very well. My boxer got hit a
    few years ago and this is what my vet recommeded.
    Jim Zee
     
  5. A23B

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    Pro-Pet
    Skunk
    Tough Odor remover

    Sold in most pet and farm supply stores, walmart and many more.

    Just apply full strenght wait five minutes then shampoo.

    One bottle treats three German Shorthairs.
    Keeps on shelve for long time and still works great.

    Less them $5.00 fo a quart.
     
  6. Old Texas Marine

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    dhip was first and correct.

    I have used this recipe with perfect results, but had misplaced it. Thanks to all who responded in my hour of need.

    What a great forum.

    Semper fi,

    HBT
     
  7. halfmile

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    Doesn't the peroxide give you a dumb blonde dog?

    HM
     
  8. d endicott

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    skunk off ....by thornell corp......thornell.com best there is.
     
  9. slayer

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    for everyones information: you don't need the baking soda. my big lab up here in MI gets into skunks all the time. Just mix 1 qt peroxide with some dish soap and a little hot water. Soap 'em down and rinse off. It seems to make him a litle more blonde, but no harm done there. Bill in MI
     
  10. Old Texas Marine

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    Halfmile,

    I hadn't thought about the bleaching quality of the peroxide. I used it on a Yellow Lab and a Yorky. Neither one changed but......they were already blonde and a mix of gray, brown and gold so it was hard to judge anyway.

    HBT
     
  11. Chango2

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    Years ago, I remember reading in "Mother Earth News" that Massengill Douche products work very well. Sounds logical, should work on dogs since it works on...oh, never mind.
     
  12. Texshooter

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    When I was a Fireman, we had some stuff that cost a lot but removed organic odors. It worked very well on skunk. My Weimaraner for some reason loved to kill skunks. A spray of the Fire Department stuff and the dog could sleep indoors. The local Sheriff was always running over them also and had to have his car sprayed every month or so. AJ
     
  13. Luckyman

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    When my Weimaraner was sprayed a couple years ago I tried everything....Hydrogen Peroxide, Tomato Juice, etc...The only thing that worked was Hunter Speciality Scent removal soap....This seemed to work the best.
     
  14. Haskins Bill

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    For an in the field remedy if it is safe to have a fire. I read this in Outdoor Life years ago. Build a smoky fire of preferably hardwood leaves that is real smoky, as in damp leaves. If you have two people then grab the dog by its legs and hold in smoke for several minutes and repeat. If alone then hold him downwind of the fire in the smoke, you will need the cure also after trying to hold the dog in the smoke ! Better to have a smoky ride home than skunk smell in the vehicle. The peroxide,baking soda mix is what I have heard of for years. Bill
     
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    I second shooterIII's comment about not storing the mixture. I mixed a solution of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda in a spray bottle to remove some carpet stains (which by the way worked great). I set the spray bottle on the counter and the next morning it had leaked out and dissolved an eel skin wallet I had for over 20 years.
     
  17. ricks1

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    the bakeing soda is for the dogs skin. Dont use peroxide with out it It will set their skin onfire
     
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    I have been using a product called "What Odor?" available at www.whatodor.com. I saw it on an infomercial and thought I'd give it a try. It leaves no permanent after odor of it's own. So, here are a list of my successes:
    1. Took the cigar and pipe odor out of my truck permanently.
    2. Bought a new used car and this took the cigarette smell out of it with one treatment
    3. Used it on a refrigerator that had quit working with several pounds of sliced beef, pork and chicken inside along with 3 gallons of milk and assorted other stuff.. The fridge had been dead and closed for over a week in a very warm room. The smell was unfreeking believable. After the contents were removed, I sprayed the entire inside and closed the door. 15 minutes later the smell was gone! The fridge was fixed and returned to service with no lingering after smell.
    4. Sprayed it on a dead opossum that was festering in my trash can. It took the smell away right now.
    5. Gave a sample to a friend who is a nurse in downtown LA. She used it on homeless peoples clothes when they are brought into the ER. It eliminated the odor of feces, decomp and BO so well everyone working with these people wanted a bottle of their own.
    6. I sprayed it on one of my stinky dogs just before I had a party....worked as well as a bath.
    7. Student puked in the hall on the carpet at school. I sprayed it on the puke and we killed the smell right now.

    This is good stuff and it's non-toxic. I strongly recommend it.
     
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    ttt
     
  20. foghorn220

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    HBT:

    I have had good luck with the Skunk Grade Model 12 they are hard to find now days since they are in the collector's hands.

    But I know of one left if the price is right.

    <a href="http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/gdarnell/shooting/skunkgrade/?action=view¤t=skunk3.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Ok it is the official gun of Skunk Removal!!

    <a href="http://s29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/gdarnell/shooting/skunkgrade/?action=view&current=skunk12.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>



    Foggy!!!
     
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