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 Post subject: de-skunking recipes?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 12:39 pm 
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Three of my dogs got skunked last night, so I am looking for some good advice on removing skunk odor. I know there are some great ideas out there in Larryville. Help! :neutral:


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 Post subject: Re: de-skunking recipes?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:50 pm 
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Here is a Skunk Tonic recipe from Missouri Conservationist July 2008 magazine. Hope it helps!

Skunk Tonic
For use on people, clothing and pets.

Mix Together:
1 quart of hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup baking soda
1 teaspoon liquid laundry soap or dishwashing detergent

The first two ingredients form an alkaline peroxide that chemically changes the skunk essence into sulfonic acid, an odorless chemical. The soap breaks down the oily skunk essence and makes it more susceptible to the other chemicals.

Chemicals in this formula are harmless, but try this solution at your own risk. To be safe, keep the formula away from the eyes, nose and mouth of people and pets.

Do not store this mixture or put it in a closed container. When kept in a warm place, the mixture may expand and burst the container.

This recipe and other tips can be found in Missouri's Skunks at http://www.MissouriConservation.org/257.


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 Post subject: Re: de-skunking recipes?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:59 pm 
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This sounds like it should work! Thanks so much!!


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 Post subject: Re: de-skunking recipes?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:30 am 
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If you can't get the smell out at home, and are willing to spend a bit of cash, Bradley Animal Hospital on 23rd Street successfully de-skunked our big dog with their magic bath. Their number is 785-843-9533.

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 Post subject: Re: de-skunking recipes?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:41 am 
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Thanks! I'll keep them in mind. I tried the peroxide/baking soda recipe and it worked wonders. The only problem is that you have to keep it away from the eyes. The seem to get the brunt of the spray on their face, so there's still some residual odor from around the eyes.


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 Post subject: Re: de-skunking recipes?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:36 pm 
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tomato juice works great, nothing dangerous to any eyes or any thing either.

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