20 Responses to “Skunks are not our friends…or food.”

  1. Jeanne

    1 bottle hydrogen peroxide, 1/4c baking soda, and a few drops of dawn. The old tomato juice/sauce trick only masks the odor it doesn’t remove it.

    • stella

      Try to only wet the parts that actually got sprayed, otherwise you may spread the smelly oily spray over more of the dog’s coat. I have also sprinkled baking soda over the smelly areas before I mix up the solution, to start absorbing the odors.

      And make a skunk kit – hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, Dawn, rubber/latex gloves, and old clothes – for the next time.

    • Tig's Mama

      My baby Tig has been blasted twice & the vinegar/baking soda/Dawn remedy is the BEST!

  2. Eli

    My dog killed a skunk two nights in a row and carried the stinky things around in her mouth while whining because of the smell and pain. Oh, and she has an intense phobia of baths. Genius dog…

    • Grumpy

      Defense of her family and home won out over her fear of baths. That’s a Knightly dog that you have.

  3. tj4vr

    My sister once had an escape artist. She got a call from a local school bus one day. “The good news is the kids found your dog. Bad news is, he’s been skunked.”

  4. Grumpy

    Attention from the family and tomato soup is the end result of chasing skunks? Cope will do it again and again….

  5. Beth

    Tomato sauce does NOT work for dogs. I made the mistake of tomato sauce on my pup and it was worse.

  6. krissylyn

    Skip the old wives’ tale of tomato juice – google the real recipe – it includes peroxide, dish soap and baking soda.

  7. Dana

    I like how Cope is looking longingly at the tomato sauce can. Looks like it was a worthwhile venture for some tomato! 🙂

  8. Lindy Bingham

    Our chocolate lab also got sprayed twice. The second time we were out of peroxide. Had two big bottles of Listerine. It worked better than the peroxide.

  9. Gekko

    My friend’s dog doesn’t seem to learn (either). She’s been skunked more than a few times! And she’s not allowed into the house until she’d been “deodorized”.


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