De-Skunking Your Pet

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De-Skunking Your Pet

At Adobe Animal Hospital of Soquel in Santa Cruz, CA, we understand that seeing a skunk can be a nasty and unpleasant experience for your cherished pets. If your pet has had unfortunate contact with a skunk, we have a simple and effective de-skunking method to assist you in dealing with the matter.

Our de-skunking method is simple to make and has been shown to effectively remove skunk odor from dogs. You will need the following components to make the concoction:

  • One quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
  • ¼ Cup of Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
  • One Teaspoon of Liquid Soap

To make the de-skunking solution, properly combine these ingredients. When the mixture is ready, give your pet a wash with the formula. Apply the solution all over your pet’s fur, making sure to cover the areas impacted by the skunk spray.

Following the application of the de-skunking mixture, a rinse with tap water is required. The water rinse aids in the removal of any residual solution from your pet’s coat.

Remember that in certain circumstances, particularly if the skunk spray was intense, the de-skunking method may need to be repeated to eliminate the stench. Be patient and persistent, as removing the skunk smell may require several showers.

We want to reassure you that when used as indicated, our de-skunking product is completely safe for your pets. However, during the bath, we recommend avoiding contact with your pet’s eyes or sensitive areas.

At Adobe Animal Hospital of Soquel, we care about your pets’ well-being, which includes assisting you in dealing with difficult situations such as skunk encounters. If you have any questions about the de-skunking process or require additional assistance, please contact our educated and empathetic team.

Please remember that our de-skunking mixture is intended for pets only, and it’s always better to avoid skunks and other potentially dangerous situations to keep your dogs safe and odor-free.

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