Monday, November 7, 2011

Today's Tidbit of Helpful Information: Sprayed By A Skunk

I am in commando declutter mode around here.  I have been clipping and saving little bits of helpful information throughout my married life....and that's it.  Just saving them.  Sometimes they are in my nightstand drawer, a folder, the junk drawer, the cookbook, etc.  I know a great idea is to store them in a household binder but I am not even remotely interested in adding ANYTHING else to this house right now.  So in an effort to rid my house of these little bits and bobs of paper, I'm going to post them here, like a cork own Pinterest, if you will. 

Today's Tidbit of Helpful Information: Sprayed By a Skunk
If your pets were sprayed by a skunk, don't bother bathing them in tomato juice.  That only masks the odor of the skunk spray.

Instead, try a mixture of 1/4 c. baking soda, 1 quart 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1 tsp. liquid detergent.  This will neutralize the skunk spray, but may also slightly bleach your pets fur.  Don't worry, it won't hurt you pet and the fur will grow out.

NOTE: Do not store this mixture in a closed container.  Oxygen is released and could cause the container to break.  Mixture must be used immediately to be effective.

*From Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.


  1. Does this work on people too?

  2. As someone who has experienced a dog sprayed by a skunk, I can first-hand say that tomato juice DOES work. I missed one paw and that was the only part of him that still smelled "skunky". Just an FYI.


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