The information below is compiled from various Internet Sources. Old time remedies like tomato juice, beer, douche and lemon juice are not effective. The formula below offer the best results.
Immediately: Rinse your pet's eyes with saline solution or water if saline is unavailable.
Immediately: Check your dog for injuries, scratches, etc. Skunks can carry rabies, so if you see any fresh signs of injury, call your veterinarian.
Next, Bathe: (you may wish to wear rubber gloves).
IMPROVED SKUNK ODOR REMOVER
(Double, or even triple, the amounts below for large, hairy dogs)
•1 1-qt. bottle 3% hydrogen peroxide
•1/2 bottle water
•1/4 C. baking soda
•1 tsp. dog shampoo (or liquid dish soap for hand washing)
Mix hydrogen peroxide with water. Add baking soda and dog shampoo. Pour the entire amount onto dog, being careful not to get it directly into his eyes/nose. Let everything stand for 5-10 minutes while working the solution into his fur. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat as needed.
* Use only a fresh, unopened bottle of hydrogen peroxide – over time it breaks down to water.
* Mix in an open container. Do not store leftovers, but mix a fresh batch when you need it. The combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide generates a lot of oxygen and may explode in a closed container.
* Be very careful not to get this mixture in the dogs eyes. It will sting.
Mix equal parts:
• Vinegar (any kind will do, but both Red Wine Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar come highly recommended.)
For dogs with sensitive skin, use 3 parts water to one part vinegar. Thoroughly rinse with the water/vinegar mixture being careful to avoid getting in dog’s eyes. Keep leftover rinse in a spray bottle to “freshen up” if a bit of smell returns over the next few months.