De-Skunk Your Dog

Life in the Country, With a Dog, Will Involve a Skunk…sooner or later!

Living in the country, I often notice the distinct smell of skunk nearby whenever it is foggy out. One day when you least expect it, your dog may stroll in with that horrible odor clinging to its fur.  Then your fun begins.  Your mind may jump to tomato bath, lemons or Fabreze.  Forget those old time remedies, none of them  work that well to de-skunk your four-legged friend or yourself.

Pepe Le Pew, Country Kitty whatever name you give skunks, are distinguishable by their striking black and white color. Most of us who reside in a rural setting probably are very familiar with their strong perfume which causes:

  • burning, watering eyes
  • gagging stench
  • difficulty breathing

The skunk’s defense is a musky, oily spray, stored in two sacs located on each side of the anus. While each sac only holds a teaspoon of the yellow colored liquid, it is more than enough to send their enemies running. Skunks are very good at hitting what they aim at up to 15 feet with both barrels. This terrible odor is composed of several sulfur containing thiols. If you have ever smelled sulfur…just compound that odor several times over.

Homemade De-Skunking Solution

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