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Close Encounters of the Skunk Kind!

    Despite all of your precautions, one of these days your furry buddy just may meet a skunk and end up perfumed. There are lots of commercial preparations and home remedies that promise to get rid of the smell, but the recipe that follows has become extremely popular because it is so effective.
  • One quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • One-fourth cup baking soda
  • One teaspoon liquid soap
Shampoo this mixture into the fur, let it stand for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse out very thoroughly. Be very careful not to get it into your dog's eyes (or your eyes, for that matter).

    The secret to this recipe's effectiveness is the chemical change that takes place, changing the skunk essence into sulfonic acid, a completely odorless chemical.

    It might be tempting to mix up a batch of this and keep it handy, just in case, but don't do it - the peroxide and baking soda are natural reactants and it just might explode while in storage!