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Some time back there was a recipe in Countryside for getting rid of skunk odor. Now that I need it desperately I can't find it. I believe it had hydrogen peroxide in it. Can someone come up with it for me? Pleeease? Pretty pretty please???? We've had a skunk move in under the house we are about 2/3rds done remodeling. It has had me worried as it wanders around in broad daylight. Well, my dh just saw it and shot it and you guessed it, it was near the entrance hole and rolled back under the house. UGH! I think we can get it out from under the house, and I'm hoping if I can spray enough of the skunk remedy around the area, it'll help kill the odor.

-- Lenette Stroebel (, September 18, 2000


Sorry I couldn't help but chuckle.We have been haveing a problem with them too only ours died in the field .I can't help you with the smell but at least we can get this up on the neww answer page .Good luck and plug your nose!

-- Patty Gamble (, September 18, 2000.

Here is the recipe, but don't know if it will work as a general all purpose spray: Mix 1 quart hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking soda and 1 teaspoon of any liquid soap with degreasing ability, like Dawn, etc. On a dog that has been sprayed, it works great. Good luck, and I can sympathize..been there! Jan

-- Jan in Colorado (, September 18, 2000.

The new spray fabric fresheners work wonders! I've used Fabreeze with success, GOOD LUCK!!!!!

-- Kathy (, September 18, 2000.

I strongly advise against using Fabreeze!!! It kills birds by inhalation and despite the 'shill' work that the humane societies say they recommend it, if it kills a bird, it will kill your dog. It might just take longer. Come to think of it, it might kill your kids too...remember that canaries were used in coal mines to detect lethal gases. They died so the miners would know they were about to die too.

-- Julie Froelich (, September 19, 2000.

The peroxide remedy above works good and i use something a friend of mine who is a dog groomer uses... douch. No particular scent. And on that note... good luck!

-- Bernice (, September 19, 2000.

I sent in that skunk odor recipe way back. Pretty much as above post: 1 pint hydrogen peroxide, 1/3 cup baking soda, couple of squirts of dish detergent. It'll be foamy. BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET IT IN EYES,NOSE,OR MOUTH! Rinse dog well with lukewarm water. Really works fast and well. I keep the recipe posted on my refrigerator for quick reference.Kate

-- Kate Henderson (, September 19, 2000.

I've heard you put dishes of vinegar around the house and by the morning it should be gone.

-- Judy (, September 21, 2000.

Many thanks to everyone for your responses!! They were MUCH appreciated. We were able to get rid of the skunk odor at the house we are remodeling (next door to where we live now) and we were lucky that the skunk was dead when it fell back into the entrance hole and rolled under the house. It was close enough to the hole that my dh was able to get it back out and bury it. Then this morning at 3 a.m. I heard strange noises and the horses were upset. DH went out to investigate and his dog ran face first into ANOTHER skunk. Fortunately I was able to use the skunk odor remedy on the dog, it worked great. We were even able to bring the dog back into the house afterward. That stuff is miraculous.

-- Lenette Stroebel (, September 23, 2000.

Thanks to all of you for the DE-Skunking remedy. My black lab (Myles) has a fetish for anything that moves. Quess what moved in my barn this evening? The remedy really works great on humans too. You see, Myles always brings his "presents" to his masters feet. My husbnd is very appreciative to all of you!

-- Donna Miller (, August 19, 2001.

Just wanted to add, that I used the strawberry flavored water they sell at walmart, and it worked. hubby was in great need, ha-ha,Lexi

-- Lexi Green (, August 19, 2001.

Tomato juice works great too, get the quart size and just soak the dog or whatever in it. Leave for a few minutes and then rinse.

-- Cindy (, August 19, 2001.

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