(Closed) Dog got sprayed…my house stinks! Damn skunk!!!!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2091 posts
Buzzing bee

I’ve heard vinegar works really well – you mix it in equal parts water, soak the dog and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. 

Post # 4
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Ooooh. I would call a vet! They might have a special tip. I know our groomer had a “de-skunking” package but its a little pricey lol. We have always used dawn dish soap with the baking soda and peroxide….dawn is AMAZING for doggie coat messes, but it dries them out and makes them itch! So maybe condition his coat after the smell is gone…

Post # 5
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have never tried tomato juice on a dog but my mom bathed in it when she was sprayed as a kid lol.  I’ve heard it works. Just maybe check with a vet first?

Post # 6
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

We bathed our Lab in tomatoe juice 3 times and it didn’t work. Go to a local petstore and buy the de-skunking shampoo. It worked a little more for us. Also, you may want to consider shaving him. That cut the smell alot.

Post # 7
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

tomato juice. It works but takes a few times.

Post # 8
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t do tomato juice bc honestly I wasn’t sure how my dogs would react. My lab would probably flip out or just eat it off while I was trying to bath him. Plus depending on the size, you NEED A TON.  I took my dog to the groomer and did the deskunk package. Its fairly cheap and I have a 105lb lab. He goes monthly anyways and I just added this on. Best money I’ve spent bc it also saved us time and hassle with clean up at the house. One thing you need to remember is you never get it out on the first wash. They may smell better, but if they get wet, like my labs are frequent swimmers in our pond; it reactivates the skunk oil that may remain. Sometimes it does take 2-3 washes to get out completely. Good luck!

Post # 9
2429 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We used tomato juice on our dogs before.  It definitely works.  There will still be a small scent of skunk, but it’s 1000x better than before!

Post # 10
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Definetly need special shampoo and several bathes! Poor guy! lol. Hope it gets better soon! 🙂

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