Skunked Dog Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar



Posted by Erin (Naperville, Illinois) on 05/02/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Living in a semi-rural area, skunks are something we are very familiar with. Our dog has been skunked at least 8 times. I've tried absolutely everything to rid her of the smell ... all the commercial stuff and the Internet remedies. Nothing ever worked as well as claimed. The last time it happened, I mixed up the usual hydrogen peroxide/baking soda/dish soap bath, but on impulse, I grabbed my bottle of ACV and tossed about an 1/8 of a cup in (I have a large dog). While bathing her, I noticed her fur became squeaky clean and to my utter amazement, when I rinsed her off, I could not smell ANY lingering skunk odor! Even after she dried there was none. Best of all, her fur was silky soft. Because of ACV, what normally would be a week-long ordeal of eradicting the skunk odor from her and everything she came in contact with as well as keeping her confined and away from the family (which she hates) was only a 15 minute blip in our evening.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Kara (Wooster, Ohio) on 01/25/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Very early one morning before work, our chocolate lab was sprayed in the face and neck by a skunk! We didn't have much time, but I immediately went to the internet to see if there were some options to use other than tomato juice, which I didn't have in the cupboard. Apple cider vinegar worked immediately and was long-lasting. our vet said Kobe would smell like skunk every time he got wet, but instead, he smelled like ACV! Better than skunk!