Post-Skunk Spray

When the weather warms, skunks come out to scavenge, which might lead your dogs or horses to a stinky spraying. Here’s how to get rid of the smell.

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In a clean plastic bucket, mix 1 quart of 3-percent hydrogen peroxide, ? cup baking soda, and 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid blue dish soap. Rinse the tainted animal, and work the solution deep into the haircoat. Leave the solution on for about 5 minutes, or until the odor is gone. If it’s really pungent, you might have to rinse and repeat. Thoroughly rinse the animal with lukewarm water to remove all of the mixture. Toss any leftover de-smelling solution.

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