Skunk Shampoo

1 pint hydrogen peroxide2/3 cup baking soda1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, preferably citrus-based

Combine all ingredients – mixture will bubble. Sponge on dog. Let sit five minutes, then rinse with plain water. The concoction oxidizes the stink-causing mercaptans in skunk spray. Note: The solution must be mixed when needed; if the brew isn’t bubbling, the reaction will not work.Note:

This article was originally published in July 2005 and was updated for the web February 2008.

Article Comments

  • Anonymous

    Sounds helpful. Does it work on cats? I have one cat who likes to “dance” with skunks. Ever given a cat a bath? I can think of 10,000 things I’d rather do.
    Please adivse, Meg
    mwhinnery@mhc.net

  • Anonymous

    Have used this twice and it works. Had to give 4 baths one particularly bad time, but it works much better than tomato juice.