How to reduce the stink of a skunk encounter

  When you hunt with a dog out in the woods on a regular basis. eventually your dog will cross the path of a skunk.  This encounter can have several possible outcomes but we will cover the one where you dog comes back to you with a very pungent aroma.  Many people will try shampoo, tomato juice, and vinegar without satisfactory results.  Your dog will still be exiled to the outside.  If this happens on a weekend and there's no fancy pet store open with all their scientific cures you can try this home remedy to help reduce the fragrance of that meeting.

In a one gallon plastic bucket, combine one quart of three percent hydrogen Peroxide, a quarter cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and one teaspoon liquids soap.

Get the dog completely wet and work the solution thoroughly into the dog's hair.  Let it set in the hair for four to five minutes just like a flea and tick shampoo.   Then hose it out completely with regular water.   If there is still too strong aroma after the dog is dry, repeat the procedure.

Only make up as much as you need at one time because this solution is unsafe to bottle and store.


To make your experience just a little less serious I have included some skunk jokes.

Did you hear the joke about the skunk?
Never mind, it stinks!

How many skunks do you need to make a house really smelly?
Just a phew!

How can you tell when a skunk is angry?
It raises a stink!

How can you tell a rabbit from a skunk?
A skunk uses a cheaper deodorant!

What do you get if you cross a skunk and a boomerang?
A smell that keeps coming back!

What did the forgetful skunk say when the wind changed direction?
It’s all coming back to me now!

What did the baby skunk want to be when he grew up?
A big stinker!

What's a skunk's philosophy of life?
Eat, stink and be merry!

Why did the skunk buy four boxes of tissues?
Because he had a stinking cold!

Two skunks were being chased by a bear. As the bear got closer, one of the skunks said “Whatever shall we do?”
“Let us spray!” replied the other.

How are skunks able to avoid danger?
By using their instinks and common scents!

When should you feel sorry for a skunk?
When its spray pump is out of order!

Did you hear about the argumentative skunk?
He always liked to make a stink!

What do you get if you cross a skunk and a balloon?
A creature that stinks to high heaven!

What is the feeling that you've smelled a certain skunk before?
Deja phew!

What do you get if you cross a skunk and an owl?
A bird that stinks but doesn’t give a hoot!

One day in the woods, three animals were discussing who was the most powerful animal in the woods.
"I am," said the hawk, "because I can fly and swoop down swiftly on my prey."
"That's nothing said the mountain lion, "I am not only fleet, but I have powerful teeth and claws."
"I am the most powerful because with a flick of my tail I can drive off the two of you."
Just then a huge grizzly bear lumbered out of the forest and settled the debate by eating them all...
hawk, lion and stinker.

What did one skunk say to another?
And so do you!

"Look over there!" exclaimed a frightened skunk to his pal.  "There's a human with a gun, and he's getting closer and closer!  What are we going to do?" 
To which the second skunk calmly replied, "Let us spray..."

How do you stop a skunk from smelling?
Hold its nose.

A skunk family had two little skunks they called In and Out. One day little In disappeared. Mother Skunk, Father Skunk and young Out spent hours looking for him, getting more worried all the time. In the end the parents went home to have a cup of tea, but Out said he'd continue searching for a while. Half an hour later he returned home, with a tired In following behind him. 'However did you find him?' asked Father Skunk. 'In-stinct,' replied