arrive home after a long day at work. Your favorite hound greets you at the
front door. Immediately you are assailed by an odor so strong; tears alight
in your eyes. What has Fido been playing with while you've been away? Welcome
to the pungent odor of skunk, an odor so strong that the only way to effectively
get rid of it was to wait until it wore off. Not anymore. Below you will
find a tried, by our own Dr. Schulze and true recipe for skunk deodorizing.
In a bucket, mix:
Please note: A chemical reaction will
cause the mixture to bubble. Do NOT pre-mix and/or store any mixture in an
enclosed container. The chemical reaction could cause the ingredients to
explode under certain circumstances.
- 1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide — be sure that the peroxide is within expiration and unopened
- 1/4-cup baking soda
- 1-teaspoon liquid soap
Thoroughly wet your animal using this mixture, taking care to keep
it out of the eyes. Massage, as though you were shampooing your pet. Rinse
well and repeat, making sure that you do not contaminate the concoction while
How does it work? The soap breaks down the oil in which the odor
is suspended while the hydrogen peroxide and baking soda neutralize the scent.
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