Dog Days of Summer: A Natural Remedy for Skunk Odor
Categories: Health & Healing
Summer is a great time to be a dog—more daylight means more time outside for walks and other adventures. In case your adventures happen to be in an area that is visited by skunks, below is a great recipe from Lew Olson for getting rid of skunk odor. I sure hope no one needs to use it!
Recipe for Getting Rid of Skunk Odor
- 1 quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
- ¼ cup of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of liquid soap
When mixed together, the ingredients in this recipe form an alkaline peroxide. This chemically changes the skunk essence into sulfuric acid, which is a completely odorless chemical. The soap helps break down the skunk essence making it more susceptible to the other chemical. Mix the ingredients in an open plastic or stainless steel container and bathe the animal in the solution. Rinse well and repeat if necessary. This mixture is rather volatile, so do not store this mixture or the jug will explode. Make up this recipe only when you need it and dispose of any remaining mixture after you are done using it.
This article was excerpted from Lew Olson’s Dog Nutrition newsletter for B-Naturals.com.
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