Oh, hallelujah, it worked! Rainie’s timing couldn’t have been worse. During our Friday morning walk, she decided to enthusiastically roll in the spot where a skunk had freshly sprayed. I was not happy! Not only did I have to be at an appointment in less than an hour, I also had to go to a black-tie event the next day (which I was nervous about anyway). Plus, my blood sugar was already low, on top of having to climb up our very steep driveway in order to get home – with a very odoriferous dog. This is what I get for living in the country. I hurriedly huffed and puffed my way up the hill, put her in the shower-stall, and took care of my blood sugar. Then I made up “the mixture” (the recipe follows). Fortunately, it worked! I made it to the appointment with a non-smelly, slightly damp dog; and no one in their tuxedos or fine evening-wear had any notion of why she was so soft and silky. I just smiled, and breathed a sigh of relief.
- Skunk Out
- 1 qt. 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (Must be brand new!)
- 1/3 cup Baking Soda
- 1 T Liquid Dish Soap (Dawn)
- Mix all ingredients and sponge directly into animal’s coat. Do not rinse your animal first. This must be the first thing applied to the coat.
- Let sit for at least 5 minutes
- Rinse well.
- Avoid getting in eyes!