You may need to apply the mixture more than once in order to completely get rid of the skunk smell, but that works well for many dog owners!
This time he didn't come right back so I called him. I seen he was acting funny and his right eye was closed up tight. When he came in I smelled right away that he had been sprayed but wasn't sure what it was at first. It didn't smell like skunk, it was a sweet unusual smell ( our other dog before got sprayed and man that smell you could smell skunk right away). Anyways, we were always taught that tomato juice is the best thing to use, so i went straight to the fridge and poured some on a towel and put it directly on his skin. It did help but did not take the smell right out. I googled what other animal sprays (still not thinking skunk) and they said nothing but i did find your article. I didn't have any proxoide so I just used the dawn and baking soda. That worked a lot better. It didn't take it all out but wasn't nearly as bad. I then also found some of his flea and tick spray and sprayed that on him and that did the trick.
I have say that this recipe works GREAT. I just used it on my dog but I did add the Vanilla Extract and the beer, (Had to use gloves as I am allergic to Active Yeast), But I changed it just a little and added 1 cup of baking soda and Sunlight dish soap. I commend the person who came up with this as well as the adjustments. My dog just smells like a dog now instead of a skunk. Now to do the clothes and going to take the advice about the pinesol. Have lots of that around. Thanks for posting that Dorsi and MeMeMeMe for the adjustments.
Here are some examples of how to get rid of a skunk smell on a dog:
So, what is the best way to get rid of skunk smell on dogs?
These tactics WILL NOT work very well:How do you eliminate the odor once you have been sprayed by a skunk? It may be of no help now, but your dog could have known the warning signs ahead of time. A skunk will give many clear signals before it sprays. If threatened, it will stamp its front feet, arch its back, and shuffle away. If you don't leave right away, it will turn its posterior toward you, raise the tail, and release the smelly musk, a sulfur-alcohol compound, from special glands near the anus. This spray not only stinks, but burns and can cause temporary blindness if it is sprayed directly into the eyes. Since you didn't know this, and thus got sprayed, here is how to get rid of the smell:Recently one of my dogs got sprayed in her face by a skunk. Her breath was horrible, even after we repeatedly rinsed her mouth and face. I found that after the smell on her fur faded, her breath still held the smell of skunk. I tried giving her breath treats and nothing helped. Finally, I discovered that after feeding her raw carrots and potato chunks, the smell disappeared.