Skunked Dog Remedies

Dish Soap, H2O2, Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Melanie (Boston, Ma) on 05/02/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Used Erin's recipe above on my Golden Retriever and was amazed at how well and how fast it worked! A family of skunks has made its home underneath my shed for years and my dogs have been skunked so many times I've lost count. I tried everything, both commercial products and home remedies. Nothing ever really worked very well. There was always a lingering skunk odor for a couple of weeks. This recipe though was like a miracle! It took the skunk smell out completely the first time! I have since told friends about it and they too have had the same success. THANK YOU!


Dish Soap, H2O2, Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by MandyMc (Kokomo, In, USA) on 07/27/2009
5 out of 5 stars

This mix works great!! It is difficult to apply if you have a large dog. I made a large batch in the bathtub, put the dog in , and poured large cupfuls over the entire dog. This is the only remedy that I have found to work. I have tried plain dishsoap, tomato juice, special shampoo, and nothing worked as well as this odor neutralizer.


Dish Soap, H2O2, Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dean (Perry, NY, USA) on 12/03/2008
5 out of 5 stars

This is what I put together and it takes the smell out almost completely. It is similar to the 1st treatment listed but with a few added ingredients:

1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
1/4 cup of baking soda
1 - 2 teaspoons of liquid soap - preferably Dawn
1 quart apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup of powdered OxyClean
1 quart of lukewarm water

Mix all these up together and wash your pet with this making sure they are completely soaked with the solution. Let it stand for about 15 minutes and then rinse them well.


Dish Soap, H2O2, Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Elise (San Antonio, TX) on 11/27/2008
5 out of 5 stars

We are a family that has always lived in the city, so we have never had much experience with skunks. Our shelties (yes, lots of long hair) were sprayed in our backyard and this remedy worked beautifully - dish soap, H2O2, baking soda, and apple cider vinegar - I just mixed everything together (I did not take the time to measure) and poured it over the dogs. I rubbed it in and let it sit for about 3 minutes, then rinsed. The smell is gone!!!!!


Dish Soap, H2O2, Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Nicole (Schnecskville, PA) on 08/01/2008
5 out of 5 stars

My do got sprayed heavily by a skunk, I've tried other home remedies in the past, but the smell was not completely neutralized. Tonight I tried the Dish Soap, Hydrogen Peroxide, Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar and it worked like a charm! I would highly recommend this and will use it again!


Dish Soap, H2O2, Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Erin (Naperville, IL) on 12/01/2007
5 out of 5 stars

My dog has been skunked many times and I've tried lots of remedies over the years. They all worked "okay," but she would still smell kind of skunky for weeks and if she got wet, the skunk odor would become reinvigorated all over again. Over the summer, she got skunked again and I tried a recipe of Dawn dishwashing soap, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. I didn't measure anything, just dumped it in a bucket, added some water and ran outside to bathe her. It worked "okay" again, but was probably the best of all the remedies I'd used up until then. Well, last week, she got skunked again and this time when I mixed up the skunk shampoo, I grabbed my bottle of ACV and poured some into the mixture. What a difference that made! When I was bathing her, I could actually feel her fur become squeaky clean. When she dried, none of us could detect any skunk odor whatsoever and best of all is that her fur is SO soft!