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Spring is in the air and so is the smell of love… well at lest for some, like skunks. Here in the South you can always tell when spring is really here by the aroma of skunk spray in the air.

Curiosity gets the best of the dogs too and they go chasing the the skunks till, much to their great disappointment, its not as fun as they thought it would be.

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Now what do you do? Tomato Juice! Lots of Juice = lots of $$$, While the acid content helps break down the oily sunk spry it really doesn’t work that well.

There commercial product readily available from pet supply stores, groomers, and your vet that do a much better job. Dogs are usually soaked with one of these products for 15 minutes prior to being bathed. If they have been splayed in the mouth, a doggy breath spray will need to be used as the smell will cling to the mucus membranes of the gums and tongue.

A quick home remedy you can try is:

1 Quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
!/4 Cup baking soda
1 Teaspoon Liquid Detergent ( I use Dawn on my animals)

First you want to rinse the your dogs eyes by flushing them with plain water
Next rub the solution into the dogs coat taking great care not to get it in their eyes, but penetrating all the way to the skin. Rinse with lukewarm water. Finish with a good shampoo.

*** NEVER make in advance or save for a later use. Discard any left overs. This mixture produces oxygen and is combustible and will explode if left in a closed container.

Sookie

Reference: The Original Dog Bible

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Born and raised in the Midwest, I am a mom, business owner, and a lover of furry animals. There have always been four-footed furry pets in my life. Big or small, it seems I love them all! Most of my pets live long and happy lives and I have been fortunate to have several devoted friends thru the years from small Cocker Spaniels or Llasa Apso to the "let em take over your entire bed" black labs. Whether we buy them, breed them, or rescue them - however they come to our home, they are always welcomed into our family and soon take over a permanent place in our hearts.

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