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How to Make a Homemade Formula to Remove Skunk Odor from a Pet's Fur

By Contributor | Updated September 26, 2017

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Items you will need

  • 2 pints hydrogen peroxide

  • 2 tsp dish soap

  • 1/4 cup baking soda

There's a good chance that at some point in your time as a pet owner, your cat or dog will be sprayed by a skunk. The smell can cling to your pet's fur even if the skunk's spray was not a direct hit. By using items found in the home to remove skunk odor from a pet's fur quickly, you can keep your pet smelling sweet.

Mix 2 pints of hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup of baking soda and 2 tsp of dish soap. The mixture will fizz. This is normal, and is a reaction between the peroxide and baking soda.

Wet your pet. If possible, apply this solution before the skunk's spray has dried. Do not let your pet's fur dry between applications.

Apply generous amounts of the skunk odor removal solution to the affected area using a sponge. Saturate the fur of the area that was sprayed by the skunk. This solution is safe for cats and dogs, but you must be careful when applying it near the eyes.

Allow the homemade skunk odor removal solution to sit for up to 4 minutes. During this time, massage the solution into your pet's fur.

Use warm running water to rinse the solution from the pet's fur. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the skunk odor has been removed.

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