Skunked

Otis_68

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Who here's been sprayed by a skunk? Any amusing stories about you or someone you know who's been skunked? What'd you use to remove the smell, and how long did you have to stay in the barn until you didn't stink anymore?
 

BarkerB

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I've had numerous dogs that have been sprayed by skunks! What a pain! We washed them with orange juice first and then peroxide and Dawn. I think we gave them 2 or 3 baths to get rid of the smell.
 

Otis_68

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I've had numerous dogs that have been sprayed by skunks! What a pain! We washed them with orange juice first and then peroxide and Dawn. I think we gave them 2 or 3 baths to get rid of the smell.
I'd always heard of using tomato juice. Never heard of orange juice for skunk odor. Glad it worked.
 

BarkerB

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Honestly I think what worked was the peroxide and Dawn. My mom was allergic to tomatoes so we never had tomato juice in the house. She always just used orange juice and I guess I never switched it up as an adult.
 

Otis_68

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Honestly I think what worked was the peroxide and Dawn. My mom was allergic to tomatoes so we never had tomato juice in the house. She always just used orange juice and I guess I never switched it up as an adult.
Ah, good point about the peroxide and Dawn.
 

Locksmith

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I'd always heard of using tomato juice. Never heard of orange juice for skunk odor. Glad it worked.

And I've heard that if you use tomato juice your dog will end up smelling like skunk and tomato juice.

I've had two dogs hit and the peroxide works as well as anything else.

Except tomato juice. :)
 

Urban Homestead

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A skunk sprayed my poor cat a month or so ago. I tried bathing him with tomato juice, because I've heard that same tip that you guys have, but it didn't help at all. The emergency vet told us to wash him with blue Dawn dish soap a few times. It helped some, but the real truth is that it just has to wear off. It took a couple of weeks and several baths before it was tolerable. If you find something that works better, @Otis_68, please give us an update.
 

Otis_68

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A skunk sprayed my poor cat a month or so ago. I tried bathing him with tomato juice, because I've heard that same tip that you guys have, but it didn't help at all. The emergency vet told us to wash him with blue Dawn dish soap a few times. It helped some, but the real truth is that it just has to wear off. It took a couple of weeks and several baths before it was tolerable. If you find something that works better, @Otis_68, please give us an update.
Yeah, time is a dependable solution, but it takes a while. Bathing a cat never leads to anything but the bather getting scratched up. I've heard a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dish detergent works best.
 

just a guy

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I am a trapper, I use blue down, peroxide and baking soda on the skunks themselves after they spray and it does a good job.
 
 
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