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How to Remove Skunk Odor from Dogs

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So, your dog comes home and it becomes instantly apparent to your nose that he’s tangled with a skunk.  What can you do?  How can you remove this foul odor from your pooch?


Well, the old stand by of soaking your dog in tomato juice does work.  Here’s what you do.  Place your dog in your bathtub and soak him with tomatohow to remove skunk oder from dogs pic juice.  Use your fingers to rub it deep into his coat.  Let it sit for a few minutes, then rinse your dog off.  Typically, you may need to repeat this process several times for this tomato method to have any effect.  You can also use vinegar as a replacement for tomato juice, if this is what you have available.


Another technique that can help remove skunk odor is to wash your dog using Joy dishwashing soap.  This helps to clean out the oil that is one of the main components of a skunks discharge.


There are also many commercial available preparations that are highly effective at removing skunk odor.  Check your local pet store for more information on this.


I hope this helps!