Living in or visiting NH with your pet, you may at some time or another experience this unpleasant event.  Don't panic, we have some tips to help you through the ordeal should your pet meet up with one of our State's more odiferous wildlife residents.

Do yourself a favor and don't try to wash your pet immediately after it has been "skunked."  Let the dog "cure" outside for a couple of hours to let the smell dissipate.  Do not let the freshly skunked dog into your house either!  The smell will transfer onto your furniture, rugs, and clothes.  If he has to come in for the bath, wrap him in something washable to transfer him to the tub.

Skunk Smell Remover
  • 1 quart hydrogen peroxide
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons Dawn liquid dish soap

Mix the ingredients in a large bowl because it will foam up - a lot.  Wash the pet while it is still foaming.  If it sits around it will lose its efficacy.  Don't store in an air-tight container because it will blow up.  Do not get the solution in your pet's eyes!  If you need to wash your pet's face, call us to get some eye ointment to protect its eyes.  This solution will also work for clothes, humans, and unlucky cats.