Question: How do you remove skunk odor from the mouth of a dog. His breath smells like a skunk. He was sprayed by a skunk about a week ago & still smells. We tried tomato juice and also vinegar & when he breathes he still smells.
Answer: Sorry to hear about your dog’s smelly situation! Many times the odor is clinging to the hair around the mouth and I would recommend the following recipe to be applied to this area:
Mix the following ingredients in a plastic bucket:
1 quart of 3% Hydrogen Peroxide (open a fresh bottle)
¼ cup of Baking Soda
1-2 teaspoons of Liquid Soap (Softsoap and Ivory are recommended)
1. Apply the solution to the affected area and work in deeply.
2. Leave on for at least 5 minutes or until the odor is gone.
3. Rinse the area thoroughly with lukewarm water.
4. Smell your pet! If he still reeks of skunk, repeat steps 1-3!
5. Pour any remaining solution down the drain with running water.
Dr. Donna Spector
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