The smell of Skunk Odor is terrible to the human nose! After reading this, you should be able to use some or all of the techniques to get rid of the odor. Our human nose is extremely sensitive to this smell, able to pick out even a concentration of just one part in a billion, making it very important that the smell is eliminated.
Everyone knows about the skunk's defensive spray of odor. Skunks are known to have sprayed humans, animals, cars, property etc when they are alarmed. The spray is a yellow oily musk, which they either release as a mist or as a spray. They can spray the target up to 20 feet away. Normally there are warning signs before the skunk will spray, unless it is alarmed suddenly.
Domestically, the most common incidence of skunk spraying is on your pet dog. Dogs will attempt to defend their territory and will confront skunks as well. This is where the majority of skunk odor problems come in.
If your dog has been "skunked", the most important rule is to not let him get indoors. You do not want your home to smell like a skunk. And once the smell is indoors, it will be very difficult to remove, as it can permeate porous objects such as untreated wood, concrete, plasterboard, soundproofing materials, sponges (think about your sofa and beds!)
Check your dog's eyes. If they have been sprayed, they will be red and irritated. Temporary blindness can also occur (for about 10-15 minutes). Use eye-drops or olive oil on the eyes to soothe the irritation.
The following concoction is known to work to eliminate skunk odor for your dog. A word of warning though, only make this when needed, and never store it - the oxygen produced by the Hydrogen Peroxide can cause explosions in closed containers.
In an open container, mix 1 quart of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide (from a drug store), 1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and 1 teaspoon liquid dishwashing soap (Joy dishwashing liquid works). Using rubber gloves, wash your dog with this mixture (use a wash cloth), taking care around the eyes and mouth. Keep your dog soaked for about 10 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
I hope you have gained some knowledge on the techniques to eliminate skunk odor from your pet. Of course you can always run out and buy a commercial skunk deodorizer products from your drug store, but those do not always work.
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