So your dog thought the black and white furry animal in the back yard was the neighbor’s cat only to find out he smelled much worse that the cat ever did. And now, you have the job of skunk smell remover. And it’s 11 o’clock at night and you’d rather be going to bed.
If you already have OdorXit Concentrate on hand, then you know it’s the best skunk smell remover around. If not, we can give you some tips to make life a little better until your OdorXit Concentrate arrives.
You’ll need to give your dog a bath first to get rid of as much of the skunk spray as possible. Use warm water and dog shampoo. Dogs can take hotter water than we can and the heat helps wash off the oil in the skunk spray.
A homemade recipe that can reduce the smell a little bit is baking soda, peroxide and water. Gently wash that into the front of your dog that got sprayed. Chest, legs, face. It won’t get rid of all the smell, but it will make life tolerable until the OdorXit arrives. .
In a plastic bucket, mix well the following ingredients:
- 1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 1 to 2 teaspoons liquid soap
Don’t get the solution in your dog’s eyes, it will burn. If you have cuts on your hands, wear gloves. Leave this solution on about 5 minutes or until the odor is better. Dry your dog and wait for the OdorXit Skunk smell remover in the mail to finish the job. This should be good enough to let the dog inside the house while you are waiting for the OdorXit to arrive in the overnight mail
When the OdorXit Concentrate arrives, repeat this washing procedure. Mix the solution, one ounce OdorXit Concentrate and 30 ounces of water, in a bowl. Use a sponge to gently wipe the solution around the eyes, ears and nose. Let OdorXit Concentrate solution – the skunk smell remover – stay on the dog up to 5 minutes to safely neutralize any skunk spray that’s left on his coat.
- Hold your pet’s nose in your hand and lightly press on the corner of their eyelid with your thumb. This causes them to close 1 eye so you can wipe the lid and surrounding area with the solution. The dog probably closed his eyes as he heard a strong spraying nose coming toward him. And he might have had his mouth open barking. So there’s a good chance there is skunk spray in his mouth and on his tongue too. It’s ok to wipe the sponge on the inside of his mouth to neutralize that smell too.
- OdorXit Concentrate is mostly water, even before you add water to create the solution to neutralize the skunk smell. So if your dog laid on your couch or floor or furniture before you realized what smelled and you needed a skunk smell remover, it’s safe for fabric too. Just spray the one ounce to 30 ounces of OdorXit anywhere you smell skunk spray. It’s safe, non-toxic, eco-friendly and is not just a skunk smell remover. It removes or safely neutralizes lots of other smells too.